12 days in Egypt Itinerary

12 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt planner

Make it your trip
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Giza
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saint Catherine
— 1 night
Drive
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
Fly
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Luxor
— 4 nights
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Giza

— 3 nights
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Get some historical perspective at Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids and The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Nile River, stop by Fair Trade Egypt, and take in the exciting artwork at Oum El Dounia Gallery.

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Cleveland, USA to Giza is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Cleveland to Giza. Traveling from Cleveland in September, expect Giza to be somewhat warmer, temps between 93°F and 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Saint Catherine

— 1 night
Visitors flock to the town of Saint Catherine, nestled in the foothills of Mount Sinai, to explore the World Heritage Area's numerous religious and historic sights.
On the 10th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Serabit el-Khadim Mountain and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mount Sinai.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Catherine online attractions planner.

Drive from Giza to Saint Catherine in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Giza in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Saint Catherine, with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Sharm El Sheikh

— 3 nights

City of Peace

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 off the beaten path and head to Ras Um Sid and Al Mustafa Mosque. Next up on the itinerary: fly like a bird with Sinai Excursions - Day Tours, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Victims of Plane Crash of Boeing 737, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and ponder the design of Soho Square Dancing Fountain.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh tour app.

Drive from Saint Catherine to Sharm El Sheikh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, Sharm El Sheikh is somewhat warmer than Saint Catherine - with highs of 96°F and lows of 82°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Luxor

— 4 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Get some cultural insight at Temple of Karnak and Valley of the Kings. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Avenue of Sphinxes and ACE - Animal Care in Egypt. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at The Spa at Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa, don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, stop by Gaddis & Co., and explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Queens.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Luxor road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Luxor takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in September, expect nights in Luxor to be little chillier, around 76°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 103°F. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping

Egypt travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Monuments
Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.