11 days in Egypt Itinerary

11 days in Egypt Itinerary

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11 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly + Taxi:  8 h 15 min
1
Marsa Alam
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
2
Luxor
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  1 h 45 min
4
Cairo
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Brussels

2
nights
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 6th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at El Qulan Mangrove Forest and then kick back and relax at Sharm El Luli. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Gebel El Rosas and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marsa Mubarak.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Marsa Alam travel route planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Marsa Alam is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Marsa Alam due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brussels in April, expect Marsa Alam to be much warmer, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Luxor.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

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Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak
El Qulan Mangrove Forest ©
El Qulan Mangrove Forest

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Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
On the 8th (Wed), make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, and then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. Here are some ideas for day two: get answers to all your questions at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, and then appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Luxor day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Marsa Alam to Luxor takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Marsa Alam, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

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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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): kick back and relax at Ras Um Sid, then make a trip to Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, and then kick back and relax at Shark's Bay Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at Crocodile Show, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then browse for treasures at St Catherine Shop.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh road trip planner .

You can fly from Luxor to Sharm El Sheikh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. When traveling from Luxor in April, plan for little chillier days in Sharm El Sheikh, with highs around 36°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach
Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid

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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.
Coptic Cairo and Pyramids of Giza are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids and Great Sphinx. There's lots more to do: visit Islamic Cairo, contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River, walk around Al-Azhar Park, and don't miss a visit to Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cairo trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Cairo when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in April, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

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Giza
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Coptic Cairo ©
Coptic Cairo
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

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