13 days in Egypt Itinerary

13 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt trip builder

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Fly
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 1 night
Drive
2
Dahab
— 1 night
Fly
3
Alexandria
— 1 night
Drive
4
Siwa
— 1 night
Drive
5
Cairo
— 3 nights
Fly
6
Edfu
— 1 night
Train
7
Luxor
— 1 night
Drive
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Safaga
— 2 nights
Drive to Hurghada International Airport, Fly to Pune

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Sharm El Sheikh

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh trip maker site.

Pune, India to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Dahab

— 1 night
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Dahab trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to fly to Alexandria.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Alexandria

— 1 night

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.
On the 26th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Fort Qaitbey.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Alexandria holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Dahab to Alexandria takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, Alexandria is little chillier than Dahab - with highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Siwa.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites
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Siwa

— 1 night
On the 27th (Sat), explore the fascinating landscape at Great Sand Sea and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Oracle of Amun / Aghurmi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Shali Fortress.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Siwa trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Alexandria to Siwa takes 8 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cairo.

Things to do in Siwa

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Cairo

— 3 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Nile River. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Coptic Cairo and Mosque of Muhammad Ali. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). It doesn't end there: stroll around Al-Azhar Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cairo trip planner.

Getting from Siwa to Cairo by car takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight. November in Cairo sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can fly to Edfu.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Tours

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Edfu

— 1 night
Edfu is an Egyptian city, located on the west bank of the Nile River between Esna and Aswan, with a population of approximately sixty thousand people. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the ancient world of Temple of Horus and then delve into the distant past at Kanais.

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You can fly from Cairo to Edfu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairo in December, you will find days in Edfu are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are slightly colder (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Luxor.

Things to do in Edfu

Historic Sites
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Luxor

— 1 night
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
On the 3rd (Fri), enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour and then contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Luxor attractions planning tool.

You can take a train from Edfu to Luxor in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. December in Luxor sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Safaga.

Things to do in Luxor

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
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Safaga

— 2 nights
Port Safaga, also known as Safaga, is a town in Egypt, on the coast of the Red Sea, located 53km south of Hurghada. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Safaga day trip planning website.

You can drive from Luxor to Safaga in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Luxor in December since evenings lows in Safaga dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Safaga

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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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.