12 days in Egypt & Athens Itinerary

12 days in Egypt & Athens Itinerary

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12 days in Egypt & Athens Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Luxor, Egypt
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h 30​min
2
Dahab, Egypt
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 2 nights
4
Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: London, United Kingdom

2
nights
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, then explore the ancient world of Luxor Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Luxor online tour itinerary planner .

London, UK to Luxor is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Luxor is 2 hours. Traveling from London in July, things will get much warmer in Luxor: highs are around 48°C and lows about 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Valley of the Queens
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Tomb of Queen Nefertari ©
Tomb of Queen Nefertari
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

1
day
Dahab, Egypt

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Dahab trip planner.

Getting from Luxor to Dahab by combination of flight and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Traveling from Luxor in July, expect nights in Dahab to be about the same, around 34°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 44°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): kick back and relax at Shark's Bay Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral, and then kick back and relax at Ras Um Sid.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh trip planner .

You can drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 44°C, and evening lows to 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
The Heavenly Cathedral ©
The Heavenly Cathedral
Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid

2
nights
Cairo, Egypt

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Pyramids of Giza, appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, and then admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary). Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mohamed Ali Mosque, and then delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cairo trip planner .

You can fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in July, things will get slightly colder in Cairo: highs are around 41°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
We've included these beaches for you: Glyfada Beach and Voula Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Archaeological Museum and Museum of Cycladic Art. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, appreciate the history behind Temple of Athena Nike, take a stroll through Monastiraki, and take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Athens trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Athens takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

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