13 days in Egypt Itinerary

13 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Cairo
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  1 h 45 min
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Dahab
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Luxor
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Kuala Lumpur

5
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 inner history buff will appreciate Coptic Cairo and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. Islamic Cairo and Mosque of Muhammad Ali are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Cairo's surroundings by going to Meidum Pyramid (in El Wasta) and Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Coptic Museum.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cairo trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Cairo is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Cairo is minus 6 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in February: high temperatures in Cairo hover around 25°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Giza, Meidum Pyramid
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Coptic Cairo ©
Coptic Cairo
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Na'ama Bay and St Catherine Shop. Relax by the water at Shark's Bay Beach and Ras Um Sid. Spend the 23rd (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh travel planning site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in February, Sharm El Sheikh is a bit warmer at night with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square

2
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 24th (Sat), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Dahab planner.

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Dahab can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Dahab

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Temple of Karnak and Luxor Museum. Popular historic sites such as Valley of the Kings and Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Luxor Temple, delve into the distant past at Tomb of Ramses VI, pause for some photo ops at Colossi of Memnon, and deepen your understanding at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Luxor trip maker website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Dahab to Luxor in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Expect slightly colder evenings in Luxor when traveling from Dahab in February, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

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

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