12 days in Egypt Itinerary

12 days in Egypt Itinerary

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12 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Omaha
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Luxor
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Hurghada
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Dahab
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h
5
Cairo
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Omaha

1
night
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 3rd (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple, then get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Medinet Habu, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, and finally explore the ancient world of Tomb of Ramses VI.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Luxor trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Omaha, USA to Luxor is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Omaha to Luxor. Traveling from Omaha in June, expect nights in Luxor to be somewhat warmer, around 78°F, while days are much hotter, around 107°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

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

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.
On the 5th (Wed), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hurghada online trip maker .

You can take a bus from Luxor to Hurghada in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Luxor in June, you will find days in Hurghada are slightly colder (100°F), and nights are about the same (80°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins

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 7th (Fri): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Shark's Bay Beach, then shop like a local with Na'ama Bay, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral.

Plan my day in Sharm El Sheikh using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 99°F in June, and nighttime lows around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach

1
night
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 9th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dahab trip site .

You can drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Dahab can reach 99°F, while at night they dip to 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Old City (Coptic Cairo) and Pyramids of Giza are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Great Sphinx and Mohamed Ali Mosque for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), and take a stroll through Islamic Cairo.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cairo trip site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Dahab to Cairo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, Cairo is slightly colder than Dahab - with highs of 94°F and lows of 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Giza
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Coptic Cairo ©
Coptic Cairo
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum

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