11 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Fly
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Cairo
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Hurghada
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Luxor
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Dahab
— 1 night
Drive
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 1 night
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx) and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, stop by Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, and stroll around Al-Azhar Park.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip itinerary website.

Brussels, Belgium to Cairo is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Cairo due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Brussels in April, with highs in Cairo at 34°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Hurghada.
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Hurghada — 2 nights

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 5th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Giftun Islands and then go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hurghada online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Hurghada takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Hurghada sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Luxor.
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Luxor — 3 nights

A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Spend the 8th (Sat) floating through the air with a balloon tour. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak, explore the ancient world of Valley of the Kings, look for gifts at Isis 2 Papyrus Museum, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Luxor travel route builder.

You can drive from Hurghada to Luxor in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hurghada in April: highs in Luxor hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to fly to Dahab.
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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 10th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Dahab road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Dahab takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Luxor in April: highs in Dahab hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.
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Sharm El Sheikh — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Sharm El Sheikh are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Egypt travel guide

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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.
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