12 days in Egypt Itinerary

12 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Cairo
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Luxor
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Sharm El Sheikh
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Alexandria
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Hurghada
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Cairo

City of a Thousand Minarets

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 18th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay and then explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cairo trip maker tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Cairo is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Cairo due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Singapore, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Cairo, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Luxor

A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, explore the ancient world of Valley of the Kings, and then contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, see the interesting displays at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum, and then appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple.

For more things to do and tourist information, use the Luxor journey builder app.

Getting from Cairo to Luxor by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cairo in December: highs in Luxor hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums
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Sharm El Sheikh

City of Peace

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 21st (Sat), see Off-Road Tours and then buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square. On the next day, catch all the local highlights with Bibo Viaggi and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Sharm El Sheikh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Luxor in December since evenings lows in Sharm El Sheikh dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping
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Alexandria

Mediterranean's Bride

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 23rd (Mon): stop by CREDO, admire the natural beauty at Montazah Gardens, and then explore the world behind art at Bibliotheca Alexandrina. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Fort Qaitbey.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Alexandria online road trip planner.

Fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Alexandria in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in December, expect Alexandria to be little chillier, temps between 23°C and 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Alexandria

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Mosque El Mina Masjid, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hurghada trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Alexandria to Hurghada takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alexandria in December, you will find days in Hurghada are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping
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Egypt travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Monuments
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.

Nile River Valley travel guide

4.3
Ruins · Monuments · Cemeteries
Nile River Valley represents one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world, which supported human life as early as 5500 BCE. A tour of Nile River Valley includes visiting some of Egypt's best preserved ancient tombs, temples, and cities, as well as observing both the barren deserts and the fertile fields of corn, sugar cane, sesame, and alfalfa. Boats regularly cruise the waterway and visitors can choose between short trips to get a sense of the river's importance and magnitude, and weeklong excursions designed to provide a deeper insight into the country's history, topography, and cultural heritage.