12 days in Egypt Itinerary

12 days in Egypt Itinerary

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12 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Dhaka City
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Hurghada
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Marsa Alam
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Cairo
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Luxor
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Dhaka City

3
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.
When in Sharm El Sheikh, make a side trip to see Scuba & Snorkeling in Dahab, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Mirage Divers, head outdoors with Bibo Viaggi, browse the different shops at SOHO Square, and make a trip to Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary planning site .

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dhaka City to Sharm El Sheikh is minus 3 hours. In May in Sharm El Sheikh, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mirage Divers ©
Mirage Divers
Off-Road Tours

2
nights
Hurghada

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 28th (Thu): cool off at Jungle Aqua Park and then step off the mainland to explore Mahmya Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Hurghada Grand Aquarium and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hurghada route builder .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. May in Hurghada sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Parks Wildlife Tours
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Hurghada Grand Aquarium ©
Hurghada Grand Aquarium
Jungle Aqua Park ©
Jungle Aqua Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Marsa Alam

Marsa Alam ©
The opening of an international airport and subsequent development of hotels and resorts boosted tourism in Marsa Alam, a town on Egypt's Red Sea coast known for its world-class diving spots.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): kick back and relax at Gebel El Rosas and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sharm El Luli.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Marsa Alam trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hurghada to Marsa Alam takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Gebel El Rosas ©
Gebel El Rosas

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 31st (Sun), examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, then pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx, and then stroll around Al-Azhar Park. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Pyramids of Giza and then admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairo sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Marsa Alam to Cairo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Marsa Alam in May, Cairo is slightly colder at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Al-Azhar Park ©
Al-Azhar Park

3
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
On the 2nd (Tue), make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, and then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: gain insight at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, and then appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Luxor day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Luxor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cairo in June: highs in Luxor hover around 49°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

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

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