17 days in Egypt Itinerary

17 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Fly
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Cairo
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Luxor
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Aswan
— 2 nights
Fly to Borg El Arab, Taxi to Siwa
4
Siwa
— 1 day
Taxi to Borg El Arab, Fly to Sharm El Sheikh
5
Sharm El Sheikh
— 4 nights
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Cairo — 4 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, take a stroll through Islamic Cairo, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, and walk around Al-Azhar Park.

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New Delhi, India to Cairo is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Traveling from New Delhi in December, expect nights in Cairo to be somewhat warmer, around 14°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can fly to Luxor.
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Luxor — 4 nights

A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Luxor is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu, and look for gifts at Habiba Gallery.

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Traveling by flight from Cairo to Luxor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Cairo in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Luxor: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Aswan.
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Aswan — 2 nights

Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Animalia and then step off the mainland to explore Elephantine Island. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Philae Temple and then head off the coast to Agilkia Island.

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Getting from Luxor to Aswan by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In December, daytime highs in Aswan are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Siwa.
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Siwa — 1 day

On the 31st (Fri), explore the fascinating landscape at Great Sand Sea.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Aswan to Siwa takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.
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Sharm El Sheikh — 4 nights

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.
Step out of Sharm El Sheikh with an excursion to Scuba & Snorkeling in Dahab--about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square, slough off your stress at Turkish baths, take a stroll through Na'ama Bay, and enjoy the sand and surf at Shark's Bay Beach.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Siwa to Sharm El Sheikh in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. January in Sharm El Sheikh sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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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.