11 days in Egypt Itinerary

11 days in Egypt Itinerary

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11 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Luxor
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  5​h 45​min
2
Dahab
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2​h 15​min
4
Marsa Alam
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Hurghada
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Cairo
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: London

1
night
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Luxor tour planning site .

London, UK to Luxor is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Luxor, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from London in July; daily highs in Luxor reach 48°C and lows reach 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Dahab.

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

1
day
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Dahab trip builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Luxor to Dahab in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Luxor in July, you will find days in Dahab are slightly colder (45°C), and nights are about the same (34°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Coptic Church, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ras Um Sid, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh tour itinerary builder app .

You can take a bus from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh can reach 45°C, while at night they dip to 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Coptic Orthodox Church ©
Coptic Orthodox Church
The Heavenly Cathedral ©
The Heavenly Cathedral

2
nights
Marsa Alam

Marsa Alam ©
The opening of an international airport and subsequent development of hotels and resorts boosted tourism in Marsa Alam, a town on Egypt's Red Sea coast known for its world-class diving spots.
On the 10th (Wed), stroll through Marsa Shoona Bay and then see the vivid underwater world at Elphinstone Reef. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Marsa Mubarak and then head outdoors with Abu Dabbab Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Marsa Alam online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Sharm El Sheikh to Marsa Alam in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in July, expect nights in Marsa Alam to be about the same, around 33°C, while days are slightly colder, around 41°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Hurghada.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef
Abu Dabbab Beach ©
Abu Dabbab Beach
Marsa Shoona Bay ©
Marsa Shoona 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 12th (Fri): stroll through Hurghada Grand Aquarium, cool off at Makadi Water World, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the water at your own pace with Cinderella Diving Center El Gouna and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see photos and tourist information, read our Hurghada holiday planner .

You can drive from Marsa Alam to Hurghada in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Hurghada sees daily highs of 45°C and lows of 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Hurghada

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Speed Boats Tours
Makadi Water World ©
Makadi Water World
Hurghada Grand Aquarium ©
Hurghada Grand Aquarium

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Great Sphinx, steep yourself in history at Pyramids of Giza, and then delve into the distant past at Meidum Pyramid. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at Khan Al-Khalili, take in the exciting artwork at Mostafa Shedid, and then examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairo visit planner.

You can fly from Hurghada to Cairo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July, Cairo is slightly colder than Hurghada - with highs of 40°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Giza, Meidum Pyramid
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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