11 days in Egypt Itinerary

11 days in Egypt Itinerary

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11 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Benghazi
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  11​h 15​min
1
Dahab
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Hurghada
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Luxor
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Cairo
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Benghazi

1
day
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Dahab attractions planning site .

Benghazi, Libya to Dahab is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. Traveling from Benghazi in April, expect Dahab to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Tours 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, take a stroll through Na'ama Bay, then admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, and then buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh travel route builder app .

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hurghada trip itinerary builder website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. April in Hurghada sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins

2
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, explore the ancient world of Valley of the Kings, then admire all the interesting features of ACE- Animal Care in Egypt, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Tomb of Queen Nefertari, delve into the distant past at Medinet Habu, then explore the ancient world of Luxor Temple, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenue of Sphinxes.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Luxor online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Hurghada to Luxor by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Hurghada, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

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

3
nights
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.
Explore Cairo's surroundings by going to Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). Spend the 25th (Thu) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), contemplate the long history of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mohamed Ali Mosque.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip planner .

You can fly from Luxor to Cairo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Luxor in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Cairo: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum

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