12 days in Egypt Itinerary

12 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
2
Hurghada
— 2 nights
3
Marsa Alam
— 1 night
4
Cairo
— 2 nights
5
Luxor
— 3 nights

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like SOHO Square and Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh. Change things up with a short trip to Scuba & Snorkeling in Dahab (about 1h 30 min away). The adventure continues: catch all the local highlights with Bibo Viaggi, find something for the whole family at Mirage Divers, and see Off-Road Tours.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh travel itinerary planner.

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive 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
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square

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): make a splash at Jungle Aqua Park and then step off the mainland to explore Mahmya Island. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Hurghada Grand Aquarium and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Hurghada holiday builder app.

You can drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. May in Hurghada sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Mahmya Island ©
Mahmya Island
Scuba & Snorkeling
Jungle Aqua Park ©
Jungle Aqua Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): kick back and relax at Gebel El Rosas and then stroll through Sharm El Luli.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Marsa Alam day trip website.

Traveling by car from Hurghada to Marsa Alam takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. May in Marsa Alam sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, thensteep yourself in history at Great Sphinx, and then stroll around Al-Azhar Park. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary).

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairo online day trip planner.

Getting from Marsa Alam to Cairo by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Cairo when traveling from Marsa Alam in May, with lows around °C. Cap off 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
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

3
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, delve into the distant past at Valley of the Kings, and then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. Keep things going the next day: get all the information you need at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, and then pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Luxor trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Cairo to Luxor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in June, expect nights in Luxor to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can 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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