11 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Sharm El Sheikh — 2 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Na'ama Bay and Ras Um Sid. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at SOHO Square and St Catherine Shop. Spend the 24th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary site.

Washington DC, USA to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Sharm El Sheikh is 7 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in November, expect Sharm El Sheikh to be much warmer, temps between 81°F and 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive 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.
On the 25th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Dahab online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Dahab, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Luxor.
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Luxor — 2 nights

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 26th (Sat): look for gifts at Imhotep Alabaster Luxor, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, and then make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Bait El Ainy, delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, and then pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Luxor driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Dahab to Luxor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Dahab in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Luxor, with lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can fly to Cairo.
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Cairo — 4 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Nile River. Head to Khan Al-Khalili and Golden Bird Bazaarfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Giza (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Coptic Cairo, indulge in some personalized pampering at AG Massage Company, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, and examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cairo day trip planning app.

Fly from Luxor to Cairo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Luxor in November, expect nights in Cairo to be about the same, around 61°F, while days are little chillier, around 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Egypt travel guide

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.