12 days in Egypt Itinerary

12 days in Egypt Itinerary

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12 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Drive:  9​h
1
Cairo
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Luxor
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Hurghada
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Dahab
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mohamed Ali Mosque. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Pyramids of Giza, then pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx, and then admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary).

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cairo road trip planning app .

Mumbai, India to Cairo is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in March, expect Cairo to be a bit cooler, temps between 29°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum

2
nights
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 5th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, then admire all the interesting features of ACE- Animal Care in Egypt, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Luxor Temple, then explore the ancient world of Medinet Habu, and finally explore the ancient world of Tomb of Queen Nefertari.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Luxor online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Luxor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cairo in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Luxor, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to catcht the 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
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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hurghada tour itinerary website .

You can take a bus from Luxor to Hurghada in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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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 9th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Na'ama Bay, don't miss a visit to Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, and then browse the different shops at SOHO Square.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh vacation planner .

Getting from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh by combination of bus and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or drive. March in Sharm El Sheikh sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square

2
nights
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 11th (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Coral Reefs, stop by Mahmoud's Massage & Beauty, and then explore the striking landscape at Blue Hole.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Dahab trip maker site .

Drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Dahab sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs

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