11 days in Egypt Itinerary

11 days in Egypt Itinerary

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— 3 nights
Fly to Sharm el-Sheikh, Taxi to Sharm El Sheikh
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
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— 3 nights


Hurghada — 3 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.
Spend the 21st (Sun) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. And it doesn't end there: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Hurghada Grand Aquarium, and head off the coast to Mahmya Island.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Hurghada is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Hurghada is 1 hour. In August, Hurghada is much warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 45°C and lows of 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.
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Sharm El Sheikh — 2 nights

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 24th (Wed), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Na'ama Bay and then browse the different shops at SOHO Square.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary builder site.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or drive. August in Sharm El Sheikh sees daily highs of 45°C and lows of 35°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Dahab.
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Dahab — 2 nights

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 26th (Fri), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): Head underground at Blue Hole.

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Drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Dahab can reach 45°C, while at night they dip to 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Cairo.
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Cairo — 3 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza). There's lots more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, walk around Al-Azhar Park, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, and get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili.

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Getting from Dahab to Cairo by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dahab in August, expect Cairo to be little chillier, temps between 41°C and 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Egypt travel guide

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.