12 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Taxi to Sharm el-Sheikh, Fly to Hurghada
— 1 night


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.
You've now added Egypt Tailor Made Day Tours to your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, walk around Al-Azhar Park, and stop by Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch.

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Singapore, Singapore to Cairo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Cairo is minus 6 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in April; daily highs in Cairo reach 34°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to fly 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 23rd (Sun) floating through the air with a balloon tour. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak, explore the ancient world of Valley of the Kings, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu, and make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple.

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You can fly from Cairo to Luxor in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cairo in April: highs in Luxor hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight 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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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You can fly from Luxor to Dahab in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Luxor in April, plan for little chillier days in Dahab, with highs around 36°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral, then view the masterpieces at St Catherine Shop, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Na'ama Bay.

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You can drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hurghada.
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Hurghada — 1 night

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.
On the 28th (Fri), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. April in Hurghada sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to fly 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.