11 days in Egypt Itinerary

11 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt itinerary planner

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Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Fly
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Luxor
— 2 nights
Drive
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Aswan
— 1 night
Fly
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Cairo
— 3 nights
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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Ras Um Sid and Na'ama Bay. Visiting Speed Boats Tours and Off-Road Tours will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral, slough off your stress at Turkish baths, and examine the collection at Sharm Papyrus Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh planning app.

New Delhi, India to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Sharm El Sheikh, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sharm El Sheikh when traveling from New Delhi in January, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Luxor.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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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 4th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak and then pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Habiba Gallery, delve into the distant past at Tomb of Sennedjem, and then delve into the distant past at Temple of Amun.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Luxor trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Luxor in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in January since evenings lows in Luxor dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

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Aswan

— 1 night
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Monastery of St. Simeon and then delve into the distant past at Qubbet el-Hawa.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Aswan online trip planner.

You can drive from Luxor to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In January, daytime highs in Aswan are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to fly to Cairo.

Things to do in Aswan

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary) and Zamalek (Gezira Island). The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Gayer-Anderson Museum (Bayt al-Kiritliya) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Ibn Tulun, contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River, and admire the masterpieces at The Coptic Museum.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cairo trip planner.

Fly from Aswan to Cairo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Aswan in January: highs in Cairo hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 11°C. On the 10th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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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.