12 days in Egypt Itinerary

12 days in Egypt Itinerary

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12 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Escaldes-Engordany
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  76 h
1
Cairo
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Luxor
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h 30 min
3
Hurghada
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  1 h 30 min
4
Sharm El Sheikh
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Dahab
— 1 night
Drive:  80 h
End: Escaldes-Engordany

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the activities along Nile River. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza, appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, and then contemplate the long history of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip itinerary builder website .

Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra to Cairo is an approximately 64-hour car ride. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Escaldes-Engordany to Cairo due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Luxor.

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Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Nile River
Nile River
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, and then delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxor trip tool .

You can fly from Cairo to Luxor in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in July, expect nights in Luxor to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 48°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Hurghada.

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Historic Sites
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Deir el-Shelwit Temple ©
Deir el-Shelwit Temple

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Hurghada

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hurghada day trip tool .

Take a bus from Luxor to Hurghada in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 45°C in July, and nighttime lows around 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): go deep with a submarine tour and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh route app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 44°C, and evening lows to 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Submarine Tours

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night
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 7th (Tue), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Dahab trip planner .

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Dahab, expect temperatures between 44°C during the day and 34°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dahab

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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