11 days in Egypt Itinerary

11 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt vacation planner

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

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Hurghada

— 1 night
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 5th (Wed), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hurghada sightseeing planning website.

Cairo to Hurghada is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September in Hurghada, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 6:

Sharm El Sheikh

— 3 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 7th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Na'ama Bay, then ponder the design of Soho Square Dancing Fountain, and then browse the different shops at SOHO Square.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 9:

Dahab

— 1 night
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Dahab online visit planner.

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in September, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:
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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 10th (Mon): stop by Isis 2 Papyrus Museum and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Luxor Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu, explore the ancient world of Tomb of Ramses III, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Luxor travel tool.

Traveling by flight from Dahab to Luxor takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Dahab in September, you will find days in Luxor are somewhat warmer (46°C), and nights are a bit cooler (28°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:

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, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, and admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary).

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairo tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Luxor to Cairo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Luxor in September, you will find days in Cairo are a bit cooler (39°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:

Egypt travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Monuments
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.