11 days in Egypt Itinerary

11 days in Egypt Itinerary

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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:  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
Bus:  2 h
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Hole and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Dahab trip planner.

Chennai, India to Dahab is an approximately 17- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Dahab. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Chennai in December; daily highs in Dahab reach 28°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Na'ama Bay and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, 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.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh tour builder website.

Getting from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. December in Sharm El Sheikh sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. 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.
On the 25th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): make a splash at Makadi Water World and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Hurghada Grand Aquarium.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hurghada travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 1.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in December, Hurghada is slightly colder at night with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:
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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, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Luxor Temple, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Luxor trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Hurghada to Luxor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Hurghada in December, expect little chillier with lows of 11°C in Luxor. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to 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.
On the 28th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Pyramids of Giza, then pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx, and then admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Muhammad Ali, and then delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Luxor to Cairo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Luxor, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cairo, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough 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
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then admire the natural beauty at Montazah Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El Qaed Ibrahim Mosque, and finally admire the masterpieces at Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Alexandria attractions website.

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) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Alexandria

Parks Fun & Games Museums
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
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Montazah Gardens ©
Montazah Gardens
Room Escape Games
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina

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