12 days in Egypt Itinerary

12 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Luxor
— 2 nights
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Hurghada
— 2 nights
Fly to Sharm el-Sheikh, Taxi to Sharm El Sheikh
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
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Cairo
— 5 nights
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Luxor

A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
On the 22nd (Wed), delve into the distant past at Medinet Habu, then explore the ancient world of Valley of the Kings, and then examine the collection at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, and then browse the different shops at Habiba Gallery.

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Ahmedabad, India to Luxor is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Ahmedabad to Luxor due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Ahmedabad in April: high temperatures in Luxor hover around 41°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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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 24th (Fri), go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Senzo Mall, then slough off your stress at Turkish baths, and then look for gifts at Evolution Egypt.

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Getting from Luxor to Hurghada by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Luxor in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hurghada: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

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Sharm El Sheikh

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): kick back and relax at Shark's Bay Beach and then buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Victims of Plane Crash of Boeing 737, have a few drinks at El Fanar, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ras Um Sid, and finally look for gifts at St Catherine Shop.

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Do a combination of flight and taxi from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. In April in Sharm El Sheikh, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

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Cairo

City of a Thousand Minarets

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.
Get some historical perspective at Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx. For shopping fun, head to Khan Al-Khalili or Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Islamic Cairo, make a trip to Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, stroll around Al-Azhar Park, and see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities.

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You can fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in April, Cairo is a bit cooler at night with lows of 19°C. You will leave for home on the 2nd (Sat).

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

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.