12 days in Egypt Itinerary

12 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Muscat
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Dahab
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Alexandria
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  5 h
4
Luxor
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Cairo
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Muscat

3
nights
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.
Visit Na'ama Bay and Ras Um Sid for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Shark's Bay Beach. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral and make a trip to Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary planner.

Muscat, Oman to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Muscat in October, plan for slightly colder days in Sharm El Sheikh, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach

1
night
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 7th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Dahab day trip website.

You can drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Dahab sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Alexandria

Alexandria
Known for its turbulent and eventful past, the port city of Alexandria retains a historic charm and atmosphere, boasting thousands of years of Egypt's cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): kick back and relax at Mamoura Beach and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Alexandria day trip site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Dahab to Alexandria takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Dahab in October; daily highs in Alexandria reach 33°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Alexandria

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Mamoura Beach
Mamoura Beach
Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral ©
Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral

3
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Visit Temple of Karnak and Medinet Habu for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Valley of the Kings and Luxor Temple. There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, explore the ancient world of Tomb of Ramses III, and get answers to all your questions at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Luxor road trip planning tool.

Getting from Alexandria to Luxor by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Alexandria in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

3
nights
Cairo

Cairo ©
More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Islamic Cairo. Get some historical perspective at Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx. Go for a jaunt from Cairo to El Wasta to see Meidum Pyramid about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Coptic Cairo, admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Muhammad Ali.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cairo vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Cairo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Luxor, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cairo, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Giza, Meidum Pyramid
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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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