12 days in Egypt Itinerary

12 days in Egypt Itinerary

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12 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Dahab
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Cairo
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Luxor
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: New Delhi

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Na'ama Bay and Shark's Bay Beach. Spend the 3rd (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square and appreciate the history behind Monument to the Victims of Plane Crash of Boeing 737.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary site

New Delhi, India to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Sharm El Sheikh, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from New Delhi in January, with highs in Sharm El Sheikh at 26°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square

2
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 5th (Fri), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Hole and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mount Sinai.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Dahab trip itinerary planning app

You can drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. In January in Dahab, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Mount Sinai
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Pyramids of Giza and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Old City (Coptic Cairo) and Meidum Pyramid. Go for a jaunt from Cairo to Giza to see Great Sphinx about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, enjoy breathtaking views from Cairo Tower, and see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Cairo visit planner

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Dahab to Cairo in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Traveling from Dahab in January, expect Cairo to be slightly colder, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Giza, Meidum Pyramid
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Coptic Cairo ©
Coptic Cairo
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

2
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, then delve into the distant past at Valley of the Kings, and then look for gifts at Gaddis & Co.. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, then take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, then delve into the distant past at Avenue of Sphinxes, and finally delve into the distant past at Luxor Temple.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Luxor road trip planning app

You can fly from Cairo to Luxor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairo in January, expect nights in Luxor to be little chillier, around 8°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. You will leave for home on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

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