11 days in Egypt Itinerary

11 days in Egypt Itinerary

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

— 1 night
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and then explore the activities along Nile River. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Great Sphinx, delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza, and then look for gifts at Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch.

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Nairobi, Kenya to Giza is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Nairobi to Giza, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nairobi in December, expect Giza to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Giza

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Sharm El Sheikh

— 4 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Heavenly Cathedral and Al Mustafa Mosque. Get in touch with nature at Coral Reefs and Na'ama Bay. Step out of Sharm El Sheikh to go to Dahab and see Spas, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ras Um Sid.

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Getting from Giza to Sharm El Sheikh by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Giza in December; daily highs in Sharm El Sheikh reach 28°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then see the interesting displays at Mini Egypt Park.

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Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in December since evenings lows in Hurghada dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Tours · Outdoors · Spas · Museums
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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Tomb of King Tutankhamun (Tut) and then explore the ancient world of Valley of the Kings. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenue of Sphinxes and then contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Luxor trip app.

Traveling by car from Hurghada to Luxor takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Hurghada in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 11°C in Luxor. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

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Egypt travel guide

4.5
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.