11 days in Egypt Itinerary

11 days in Egypt Itinerary

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11 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Chennai
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  14​h 30​min
1
Dahab
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Hurghada
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Luxor
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Cairo
— 2 nights
6
Alexandria
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Chennai

1
night
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Hole and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Dahab trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Chennai, India to Dahab is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Chennai to Dahab, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Dahab is a bit cooler than Chennai - with highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole

2
nights
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.
On the 23rd (Mon), wander the streets of Na'ama Bay and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, stroll through Shark's Bay Beach, kick back and relax at Ras Um Sid, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh trip builder tool .

You can drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach

2
nights
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 25th (Wed): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cool off at Makadi Water World and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Hurghada Grand Aquarium.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hurghada online route planner .

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada by combination of flight and bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Hurghada, with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Scuba & Snorkeling
Makadi Water World ©
Makadi Water World

1
night
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
On the 27th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Tomb of Ramses VI, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, then explore the ancient world of Luxor Temple, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Luxor trip planner .

Getting from Hurghada to Luxor by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Hurghada in December, expect little chillier with lows of 11°C in Luxor. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza, appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary). On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Muhammad Ali, and then steep yourself in history at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cairo itinerary planning app .

Fly from Luxor to Cairo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Luxor in December, expect nights in Cairo to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

2
nights
Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Known for its turbulent and eventful past, the port city of Alexandria retains a historic charm and atmosphere, boasting thousands of years of Egypt's cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in nature's colorful creations at Montazah Gardens, then take in the spiritual surroundings of El Qaed Ibrahim Mosque, and finally admire the striking features of Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Alexandria trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Cairo to Alexandria takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in December, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Alexandria

Parks Fun & Games Museums
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Montazah Gardens ©
Montazah Gardens
Room Escape Games
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina

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