12 days in Egypt Itinerary

12 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Start: Bamako
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Luxor
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Aswan
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 15 min
3
Makadi Bay
— 2 nights
+3
Taxi + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  3 h 45 min
4
Dahab
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: Bamako

3
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
On the 8th (Mon), see Look at Egypt tours, then stop by Gaddis & Co., then delve into the distant past at Valley of the Nobles, and finally stop by Isis 2 Papyrus Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina), then explore the ancient world of Tomb of Ramses III, then explore the ancient world of Tomb of Ramses VI, and finally explore the ancient world of Avenue of Sphinxes.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Luxor holiday builder tool.

Bamako, Mali to Luxor is an approximately 13.5- hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Bamako in January; daily highs in Luxor reach 26°C and lows reach 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Tours Shopping
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Valley of the Nobles ©
Valley of the Nobles
Tomb of Ramses VI
Tomb of Ramses VI
Avenue of Sphinxes ©
Avenue of Sphinxes

1
night
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
On the 10th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Nubian Village, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Aswan Market.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Aswan trip planner.

You can drive from Luxor to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. January in Aswan sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Makadi Bay.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum
Nubian Village ©
Nubian Village
Unfinished Obelisk ©
Unfinished Obelisk

2
nights
Makadi Bay

Makadi Bay ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): stop by Super Naturals, then explore the gorgeous colors at Careless Reef, then admire the striking features of Mosque El Mina Masjid, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Hurghada Grand Aquarium.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Makadi Bay trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Aswan to Makadi Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. January in Makadi Bay sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 13th (Sat), you'll travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Makadi Bay

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Hurghada
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Careless Reef ©
Careless Reef
Mosque El Mina Masjid ©
Mosque El Mina Masjid
Hurghada Grand Aquarium ©
Hurghada Grand Aquarium

3
nights
Dahab

Dahab ©
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): stop by WICKEDiCANDY, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then trot along with Dahabhorses. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coral Reefs, then stop by Mahmoud's Massage & Beauty, and then contemplate the long history of St. Catherine's Monastery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Dahab trip maker site.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Makadi Bay to Dahab takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Makadi Bay in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Dahab, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Catherine's Monastery
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Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs
St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery

2
nights
Sharm El Sheikh

Sharm El Sheikh ©
An enviable location on the southern end of the Sinai Peninsula and year-round warm weather boost tourism in Sharm El Sheikh and make it one of Egypt's premier travel destinations.
On the 16th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ras Um Sid, then browse for treasures at St Catherine Shop, then look for gifts at Secret Of Egypt, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Coptic Orthodox Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at Genena City Mall, trot along with The Stable, then stop by Mall Darya, and finally join the crowd at Ghibli Raceway.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh online holiday maker.

Drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Sharm El Sheikh, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Shopping Outdoors Parks
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Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid
Coptic Orthodox Church ©
Coptic Orthodox Church
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay

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