12 days in Egypt Itinerary

12 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Start: Riyadh
Fly:  5 h
1
Luxor
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
2
Hurghada
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Dahab
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Drive + Ferry:  4 h 30 min
5
Marsa Alam
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
6
Cairo
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
End: Riyadh

2
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 13th (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple, stop by Gaddis & Co., and then explore the ancient world of Avenue of Sphinxes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu, thendelve into the distant past at Valley of the Kings, and finally explore the ancient world of Tomb of King Tutankhamun (Tut).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxor trip itinerary builder site.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Luxor is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Luxor when traveling from Riyadh in April, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Shopping
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Avenue of Sphinxes ©
Avenue of Sphinxes
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak

1
night
Hurghada

Originally a small fishing town on the Red Sea coast, Hurghada developed into Egypt's premier beach destination thanks to its year-round sunny weather and world-class dive sites.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Hurghada Grand Aquarium and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hurghada trip planner.

Take a bus from Luxor to Hurghada in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Luxor, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hurghada, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Shark Diving
Hurghada Grand Aquarium ©
Hurghada Grand Aquarium

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Ras Um Sid and The Stable. Shop till you drop at Na'ama Bay and St Catherine Shop. Spend the 17th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Coptic Orthodox Church and look for gifts at Secret Of Egypt.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh online tour planner.

Drive from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid
Coptic Orthodox Church ©
Coptic Orthodox Church
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Dahab

Dahab ©
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 19th (Thu), see the vivid underwater world at Coral Reefs.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Dahab route app.

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 25°C. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Dahab

Parks Wildlife
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Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs

3
nights
Marsa Alam

Marsa Alam ©
The opening of an international airport and subsequent development of hotels and resorts boosted tourism in Marsa Alam, a town on Egypt's Red Sea coast known for its world-class diving spots.
Visit Marsa Shoona Bay and Gebel El Rosas for some beach relaxation. Step off the beaten path and head to Elphinstone Reef and El Qulan Mangrove Forest. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Emperor Divers Marsa Alam.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Marsa Alam tour itinerary tool.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Dahab to Marsa Alam in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In April in Marsa Alam, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Marsa Shoona Bay ©
Marsa Shoona Bay
Emperor Divers Marsa Alam ©
Emperor Divers Marsa Alam
Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza and then delve into the distant past at Meidum Pyramid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, and then examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cairo road trip tool.

Getting from Marsa Alam to Cairo by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Marsa Alam in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 19°C in Cairo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Giza, Meidum Pyramid
Highlights from your plan
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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