11 days in Egypt Itinerary

11 days in Egypt Itinerary

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11 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Santiago
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Cairo
— Few hours
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
2
Marsa Alam
— 3 nights
3
Luxor
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Santiago

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hours
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum and then get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili.

Before you visit Cairo, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Santiago, Chile to Cairo is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Cairo is 6 hours. In April in Cairo, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Cairo

Shopping Museums
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Khan Al-Khalili ©
Khan Al-Khalili
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum

3
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.
You'll get in some beach time at El Qulan Mangrove Forest and Marsa Shoona Bay. Visiting Seaworld Diving Center and Elphinstone Reef will get you outdoors. There's more to do: get outside with Abu Dabbab Beach and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Marsa Alam trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Cairo to Marsa Alam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cairo in April since evenings lows in Marsa Alam dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef
Seaworld Diving Center ©
Seaworld Diving Center
Marsa Shoona Bay ©
Marsa Shoona Bay

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Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Tomb of Ramses VI, delve into the distant past at Valley of the Kings, then explore the ancient world of Medinet Habu, and finally contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Luxor Temple, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenue of Sphinxes, then delve into the distant past at Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina), and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxor route builder website .

You can drive from Marsa Alam to Luxor in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Marsa Alam, 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 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
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Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu
Avenue of Sphinxes ©
Avenue of Sphinxes
Tomb of Ramses VI
Tomb of Ramses VI

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Sharm El Sheikh

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ras Um Sid and Secret Of Egypt. Get in touch with nature at Na'ama Bay and Swim with Dolphins. Spend the 27th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at SOHO Square.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh online holiday planner .

Fly from Luxor to Sharm El Sheikh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Luxor in April, you will find days in Sharm El Sheikh are slightly colder (36°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (25°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Shopping Wildlife
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Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid
Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay

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