13 days in Egypt Itinerary

13 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  13 h 15 min
1
Luxor
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  4 h 45 min
2
Dahab
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  1 h 45 min
4
Cairo
— 4 nights
Fly:  11 h
End: Johannesburg

4
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. Get some cultural insight at Luxor Temple and Medinet Habu. There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, categoryPhrases.phrase.deepen_your_understanding_of_the_past_and_present_with Look at Egypt tours, and delve into the distant past at Tomb of King Tutankhamun (Tut).

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Luxor online trip itinerary builder.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Luxor is an approximately 13.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Johannesburg in January; daily highs in Luxor reach 26°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

2
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 21st (Sun), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Dahab itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Luxor to Dahab in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Traveling from Luxor in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Dahab, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Na'ama Bay and Shark's Bay Beach. Spend the 23rd (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: stroll through Ras Um Sid, admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Victims of Plane Crash of Boeing 737, and take a pleasant ride with The Stable.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh vacation maker.

You can drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Coptic Cairo and Mosque of Muhammad Ali. Get a sense of the local culture at Pyramids of Giza and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. Venture out of the city with trips to Meidum Pyramid (in El Wasta) and Great Sphinx (in Giza). It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Al-Azhar Mosque.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairo journey tool.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in January: high temperatures in Cairo hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Giza, Meidum Pyramid
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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