12 days in Egypt Itinerary

12 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Edinburgh, Scotland
Fly + Drive:  14 h
1
Dahab
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  1 h 15 min
3
Hurghada
— 2 nights
Bus:  4 h 15 min
4
Luxor
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Cairo
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h 15 min
End: Edinburgh, Scotland

1
night
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 26th (Tue), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Dahab visit planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Dahab is an approximately 13.5- hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Edinburgh to Dahab due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Edinburgh in June, things will get much hotter in Dahab: highs are around 43°C and lows about 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral and then buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Sharm El Sheikh fast, fun, and easy.

Drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Sharm El Sheikh, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 32°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
The Heavenly Cathedral ©
The Heavenly Cathedral
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square

2
nights
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.
On the 29th (Fri), fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hurghada itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 1.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Hurghada can reach 44°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins

3
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Temple of Karnak and Valley of the Kings. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple, delve into the distant past at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu, and look for gifts at Nefertari Papyrus Institute.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Luxor trip itinerary planning tool.

Take a bus from Hurghada to Luxor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Hurghada in June, you will find days in Luxor are somewhat warmer (49°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Shopping
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pyramids of Giza and Meidum Pyramid. Explore Cairo's surroundings by going to Giza (Khafre's Pyramid & Great Sphinx). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Tomb of Shah of Iran.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairo vacation site.

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 41°C to lows of 28°C. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Giza, Meidum Pyramid
Highlights from your plan
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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