12 days in Egypt Itinerary

12 days in Egypt Itinerary

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12 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Santiago
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Cairo
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  5​h 15​min
3
Kom Ombo
— 1 day
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Luxor
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Santiago

2
nights
Cairo

Cairo ©
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Pyramids of Giza and Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan. Explore hidden gems such as Mosque of Al-Azhar and Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary). Step out of Cairo with an excursion to Great Sphinx in Giza--about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mohamed Ali Mosque.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cairo online travel route planner .

Santiago, Chile to Cairo is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Santiago to Cairo, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In June in Cairo, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan ©
Mosque of Al-Azhar ©
Mosque of Al-Azhar

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nights
Sharm El Sheikh

Sharm El Sheikh ©
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.
St. Catherine's Monastery and Coptic Orthodox Church will appeal to history buffs. The Heavenly Cathedral and Al Mustafa Mosque are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend a fascinating day underwater on the 29th (Sat) with a shark diving experience. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ras Um Sid, go deep with a submarine tour, and explore and take pictures at Ghibli Raceway.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh trip builder site .

You can fly from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in June, Sharm El Sheikh is a bit warmer at night with lows of 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kom Ombo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

St. Catherine's Monastery
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St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Coptic Orthodox Church ©
Coptic Orthodox Church
The Heavenly Cathedral ©
The Heavenly Cathedral

1
day
Kom Ombo

Kom Ombo ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Temple of Kom Ombo.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kom Ombo tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Sharm El Sheikh to Kom Ombo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. When traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kom Ombo, with highs around 49°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Luxor.

Things to do in Kom Ombo

Historic Sites
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Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo

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Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Step off the beaten path and head to Avenue of Sphinxes and Medinet Habu. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Temple of Karnak and Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Tomb of Ramses VI, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, and admire all the interesting features of ACE- Animal Care in Egypt.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Luxor tour itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by train from Kom Ombo to Luxor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 49°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu
Avenue of Sphinxes ©
Avenue of Sphinxes

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