15 days in Egypt, Serengeti National Park & Arusha Itinerary

15 days in Egypt, Serengeti National Park & Arusha Itinerary

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Cairo, Egypt
— 4 nights
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Hurghada, Egypt
— 2 nights
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Luxor, Egypt
— 4 nights
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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
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Arusha, Tanzania
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Cairo, Egypt

— 4 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx) and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, look for gifts at Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, and contemplate the long history of Mosque of Muhammad Ali.

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New Delhi, India to Cairo is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 3.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in December: highs in Cairo hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Hurghada.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

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Hurghada, Egypt

— 2 nights
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 28th (Sat): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Hurghada travel route site.

Fly from Cairo to Hurghada in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cairo in December: highs in Hurghada hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can catch the bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks
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Luxor, Egypt

— 4 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Go for a jaunt from Luxor to Dendera to see Dendera Temple Complex about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu, don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, and examine the collection at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Luxor vacation planner.

Traveling by bus from Hurghada to Luxor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Hurghada in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 11°C in Luxor. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

— 1 night
Few adventures in the world invoke such vivid natural imagery as a trip to Serengeti National Park, a World Heritage Site known for its diverse animal life and memorable scenery.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Retima Hippo Pool and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seronera.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Serengeti National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Explore your travel options from Luxor to Serengeti National Park with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Luxor to Serengeti National Park. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Arusha.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Arusha, Tanzania

— 2 nights
Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
On the 5th (Sun), examine the collection at Cultural Heritage Centre and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Arusha trip planner.

Getting from Serengeti National Park to Arusha by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Serengeti National Park in January, expect Arusha to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours · Outdoors · Museums
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Egypt travel guide

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Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Safaris
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.