12 days in Egypt Itinerary

12 days in Egypt Itinerary

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12 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Erbil
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Cairo
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Luxor
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
Giza
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Erbil

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Conhecer o Egito com Hadi, Statue of Ramesses II, Giza Plateau, and other attractions you added. Step out of Cairo with an excursion to Pyramids of Giza in Giza--about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, look for gifts at Bazar Noobr, take a stroll through Zamalek (Gezira Island), and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Bashayer.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cairo day trip planning tool .

Erbil, Iraq to Cairo is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Erbil in August, you will find days in Cairo are a bit cooler (41°C), and nights are about the same (29°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Giza
Highlights from your plan
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

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.
You've now added Na'ama Bay to your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at King Tut Museum and St Catherine Shop. Step off the beaten path and head to El Fanar and Sinai Grand Casino. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Coptic Church.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh journey planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Alexandria to Sharm El Sheikh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Alexandria in August, with highs in Sharm El Sheikh at 45°C and lows at 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
Coptic Orthodox Church ©
Coptic Orthodox Church
Sinai Grand Casino ©
Sinai Grand Casino

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 9th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Luxor Temple, take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tee off at Royal Valley Golf Club, then get engrossed in the history at Karnak Open Air Museum, and then look for gifts at Habiba Gallery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxor online tour itinerary planner .

Fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in August, expect nights in Luxor to be slightly colder, around 31°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 49°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Luxor

Outdoors Golf Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Royal Valley Golf Club ©
Royal Valley Golf Club
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Luxor Museum
Luxor Museum

2
nights
Giza

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Great Sphinx. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx and then examine the collection at Solar Boat Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Imhotep Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Egypt Travel Gate Day Tours, and then view the masterpieces at Sondos Papyrus.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Giza day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Luxor to Giza in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Luxor in August, expect nights in Giza to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 41°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Giza

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Imhotep Museum
Highlights from your plan
Egypt Travel Gate ©
Egypt Travel Gate
Khafre's Pyramid ©
Khafre's Pyramid
Musee de la Barque Solaire ©
Musee de la Barque Solaire

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