12 days in Egypt Itinerary

12 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cairo
— 3 nights
2
Luxor
— 3 nights
3
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
4
Dahab
— 1 night

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.
Visit Pyramids of Giza and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids for their historical value. Let the collections at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Oum El Dounia Gallery capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Al-Azhar Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, stroll the grounds of Tomb of Shah of Iran, and browse the exhibits of Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairo visit planner.

Mexico City, Mexico to Cairo is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. While traveling from Mexico City, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Cairo, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

3
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Visit Temple of Karnak and Valley of the Kings for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Luxor Temple, get all the information you need at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, and take an in-depth tour of Karnak Open Air Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Luxor holiday builder tool.

You can fly from Cairo to Luxor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cairo in July: highs in Luxor hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

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

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.
On the 20th (Mon), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at St Catherine Shop, thenponder the design of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, thenadmire the striking features of Al Mustafa Mosque, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh trip planner.

Getting from Luxor to Sharm El Sheikh by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. While traveling from Luxor, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Sharm El Sheikh, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Al Mustafa Mosque ©
Al Mustafa Mosque

1
night
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 22nd (Wed), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To plan Dahab vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Dahab can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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