12 days in Egypt Itinerary

12 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
2
Dahab
— 1 night
3
Luxor
— 2 nights
4
Cairo
— 4 nights

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.
Do your shopping at Na'ama Bay and SOHO Square. You'll get in some beach time at Ras Um Sid and Shark's Bay Beach. Spend the 15th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Old Market.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh travel planning tool.

Toronto, Canada to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Sharm El Sheikh is 7 hours. Traveling from Toronto in March, things will get warmer in Sharm El Sheikh: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square

1
night
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Dahab vacation builder tool.

You can drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. March in Dahab sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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 18th (Sun), stop by Isis 2 Papyrus Museum and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Luxor Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu, thenexplore the ancient world of Tomb of Ramses VI, thenstroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari.

Make your Luxor itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Dahab to Luxor takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Dahab in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Luxor, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cairo.

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

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.
Visit Pyramids of Giza and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Islamic Cairo. Step out of Cairo with an excursion to Meidum Pyramid in El Wasta--about 1h 30 min away. It doesn't end there: wander the streets of Coptic Cairo and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Muhammad Ali.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cairo road trip planner.

Fly from Luxor to Cairo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Luxor in March, you will find days in Cairo are a bit cooler (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Giza, Meidum Pyramid
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

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