11 days in Egypt Itinerary

11 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Fly to Sharm el-Sheikh, Bus to Dahab
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Dahab
— 1 day
Drive
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Taxi to Sharm el-Sheikh, Fly to Hurghada
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Hurghada
— 2 nights
Bus
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Luxor
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cairo
— 3 nights
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Dahab

— 1 day
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 16th (Tue), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Dahab journey planner.

Benghazi, Libya to Dahab is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. In April, Dahab is a bit warmer than Benghazi - with highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 17:
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Sharm El Sheikh

— 2 nights

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 17th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Na'ama Bay, ponder the design of Soho Square Dancing Fountain, and then browse the different shops at SOHO Square.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh holiday planner.

You can drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Sharm El Sheikh are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 18:

Hurghada

— 2 nights
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 19th (Fri), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hurghada trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 3 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 20:

Luxor

— 2 nights
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, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, then get advice or help at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Queen Nefertari, take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu, then delve into the distant past at Luxor Temple, and finally delve into the distant past at Avenue of Sphinxes.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Luxor route planning app.

You can take a bus from Hurghada to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Hurghada in April, you will find days in Luxor are somewhat warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 22:

Cairo

— 3 nights

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 out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara) and Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). Spend the 25th (Thu) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), and steep yourself in history at Mosque of Muhammad Ali.

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Traveling by flight from Luxor to Cairo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Luxor in April: highs in Cairo hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

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Egypt travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Safaris
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.