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Egypt Itinerary 12 Days

Open your eyes to the natural beauty of Egypt through 12 days Egypt tour to Cairo, Nile Cruise, and Hurghada. See the extraordinary beauty of the Pyramids of Giza and explore the phenomena,

destinations, and artifacts of Cairo and the monuments of Luxor and Aswan while on board majestic Nile cruises. Also, enjoy and relax in the clear waters of the Red Sea in Hurghada while you

enjoy the great activities.

 Discover the charm of Egypt with Our suggested Egypt itinerary 12  Days :  

In this article, We will tell you what to see in 12 Day Egypt Itinerary so you can enjoy it to the fullest and take home the best memories!

12 Days Egypt Tour :  

Day 1: Arrival In Egypt (Welcome to Egypt)

Cairo International Airport Upon arrival

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When you arrive at Cairo International Airport, our assistant will be waiting for you at the airport. He will transport you to your hotel in Cairo in an air-conditioned vehicle. He will facilitate all

check-in procedures and review your Egypt Itinerary 12 Days to confirm all pick-up times for your tour package and any optional activities that may be required. Want. Reserve. Spend the night

and get ready for your next trip to the pyramids of Egypt.

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Day 2:  Excursion to the pyramids, the Sphinx, and Sakkara & Memphis

Pyramids and Sphinx Tour

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On the second day, enjoy your delicious breakfast at the hotel to begin your adventure during the Giza pyramids tour and see the Great Sphinx. You will be amazed during your time at the Giza


as you see the greatest of the seven wonders of the world that had been built before the Century for thousands of years to memorize the names of the great pharaohs Cheops, khafre, and menkaure.

Memphis City – Saqqara Necropolis

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Two Step Pyramid of Djoser “Saqqara’s most visible landmark is the Step Pyramid, the tomb of the third ruler of the Djoser or Djoser dynasty, built by Imhotep and believed to be the oldest

primary stone structure erected in Egypt. The shape of the pyramid may be explained as a development of the great mastabas (mud-brick tombs) of the first and second dynasties; the six steps,

each smaller than the next, were produced by the addition to the original mastaba of successive new layers of masonry, accompanied by the extension of the lower stages. The stepped pyramid is

60 meters high and is built with clay sandstone.

Move to Memphis, the Capital of the ancient kingdom and famous cemetery, the first nome of Lower Egypt. Its ruins are located near the town of Mit Rahina, and it has a giant artificial statue,

the great statue of King Ramses II, and the alabaster sphinx of Queen Hatshepsut.

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Day 3: Cairo sightseeing

The Egyptian Museum

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On the two floors of the Egyptian Museum, there are more than 120,000 pieces; made of gold, silver, precious stones, wood and stone, statues, jewels, and funerary objects such as the solid gold

mask of Pharaoh Tutankhamun. You can also see the mummies of the pharaohs.

Saladin’s Citadel

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The Citadel of Saladin is a fortress dating back to medieval Islamic times. Cairo Citadel is one of the world’s most fantastic medieval attractions, which houses the illustrious Khedive Muhammad.

Ali mosque and numerous museums and sites.

Among these are the National Police Museum and the Royal Carriage Museum. The citadel was built on a spur of the hills of Mokattam. It was once the seat of power in Cairo for later caliphs,

sultans, ministers, and pasha during the Muhammad Ali period in the 19th Century.

The Mosque of Muhammad Ali

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The Mosque of Muhammad Ali was built between 1830 and 1848. It is also called the Alabaster Mosque because the walls are covered with alabaster inside and out.

Officially it receives the name of Mohammed Ali Mosque. It was built in the first half of the 19th Century, taking advantage of the privileged position of the hill above the city of Cairo.

It owes its name to its alabaster coating, a crystalline variety of plaster that shines in the sunlight. Above all, the 52-meter high dome stands out, flanking it two minarets rise to 85 meters.

Inside rest, the remains of its founder, Mohammed Ali, are kept in a sumptuous white marble tomb.

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Khan el Khalili

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Khan el Khalili Bazaar is one of Cairo’s most picturesque and beautiful tourist destinations. It is famous for its ancient history and products from local artisans that can be purchased here.

No visit to Cairo is complete without a tour of the Khan El Khalili bazaar. This culture, colorful, noisy, crowded, and exciting market offers all sorts of items and glittering trinkets.

You’ll find traditional Egyptian items, but don’t get distracted; focus on more refined shopping than just items you can find elsewhere. For example, you can buy all kinds of herbs at the adjacent

spice market.

The perfume market is overflowing with endless mixtures of essences and essential oils. As you head towards the central part, you’ll find the widest variety of products and stalls ranging from gold

sellers, textile merchants, carpet merchants, and everything you could want.

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Day 4: Day tour from Cairo to Luxor by flight

Luxor International Airport

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Fly from Cairo to Luxor on arrival

Luxor Museum

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Luxor Museum This excellent museum has a well-chosen collection of antiquities, brilliantly displayed and explained, from the end of the Old Kingdom to the Mamluk period, mainly collected

from Theban temples and necropolises.

The Luxor Museum is often compared to the Egyptian Museum in the Capital for its great value: although it has a smaller number of exhibits, those on display are treated like natural treasures and

better presented by more detailed captions.

The Luxor Museum is located halfway between the Temple of Luxor and the Temple of Karnak and has a simple but elegant structure: a large atrium is on two levels connected by a ramp, to which

a side gallery is added, a more recent extension of the museum.

Mummification Museum

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The Mummification Museum has well-presented exhibits explaining the art of mummification. On display is the well-preserved mummy of a 21st Dynasty Amun high priest, Maserharti, and a

host of mummified animals. Display cases display the tools and materials used in the mummification process – check out the small spoon and metal spatula used to scrape the brain from the skull.

Also included are various artifacts crucial to the mummy’s journey to the afterlife and some quaint painted coffins. Presiding over the entrance is a beautiful little statue of the

jackal god, Anubis, the god of embalming, helped Isis turn her brother Osiris into the first mummy.

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Days 5: Nile Cruise – Discover the East Bank of Luxor

Temple of Karnak

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Karnak Temple in Luxor’s vast temple complex is dedicated mainly to Amun and dates from 2000 BC. It’s an impressive sight and second only to the Great Pyramids in popularity.

Luxor Temple

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Luxor Temple is a large ancient Egyptian temple complex located on the east bank of the Nile River in the city now known as Luxor and was built approximately 1400 BC.

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Day 6: Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut

Valley of the Kings

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The Valley of the Kings is the ancient burial ground of many of the pharaohs of the new kingdom of Egypt. An imposing site! There, you will find the tomb of Tutankhamun, discovered almost

intact in 1922, and the tomb of Ramses IV, among others.

The tombs have suffered dramatically from treasure hunters and flooding in the past. In recent years, mass tourism – carbon dioxide of carbon, friction, and humidity taking flash photos inside the

tombs produced by the average of 2.8 g of sweat left by each visitor has affected the reliefs and the pigments of the wall paintings.

The Ministry of Antiquities installed dehumidifiers and glass screens in the most affected tombs and introduced a rotation system to open graves to the public while restoring others.

Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari

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Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple has a unique style consisting of 3 stories cut into the cliffs of the Valley of the Kings Mountain; Queen Hatshepsut was buried in the Valley of the Kings with the


Colossi of Memnon

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The Colossi of Memnon are two massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III, who ruled Egypt during the 18th dynasty. For the past 3,400 years, they have stood at the Theban necropolis,

located west of the Nile River from the modern city of Luxor.


Days 7: (Aswan) Discover the temples of Edfu and Kom ombo

Temple of Edfu ( Horus )

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Temple of Edfu This Ptolemaic Temple, built between 237 and 57 a. C., is one of the best-preserved ancient monuments in Egypt. Preserved by desert sand, which filled the site after pagan worship

was banned, the Temple is dedicated to Horus, the avenging son of Isis and Osiris.

Temple of Kom Ombo

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The Temple of Kom Ombo is an unusual double temple in the city of Kom Ombo, in Aswan Governorate, Upper Egypt. It was built during the Ptolemaic dynasty, 180–47 BC. C. The southern half

The Temple was dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek, god of fertility and creator of the world, with Hathor and Khonsu.

Day 8: Aswan- Abu Simble

Abu Simbel Temple Complex

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The Abu Simbel Temples are two massive rock temples in Abu Simbel, a village in Nubia, Upper Egypt, near the border with Sudan. They are located on the western shore of Lake Nasser, about

230 km southwest of Aswan.

Then you will transfer to Hurghada for check-in at your hotel for the night.

Day 9: Free day in Hurghada

Optional tours to experience exquisite diving and snorkeling among the coral reefs of the Red Sea and see some incredible rare fish. Or choose one of the many other activities, such as windsurfing,

sailing, and deep-sea fishing.

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Day 10: Free day in Cairo

You will leave Hurghada for Cairo. On this day, you will be tired, so we suggest you take a simple tour of the popular neighborhoods in Cairo and eat Traditional Egyptian Food

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Day 11: Alexandria Tour

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Alexandria was built by Alexander the Great. During the Greco- Roman Era and used to be the most beautiful city in the world at that time and one of the largest cities in Egypt. You will visit

Greco-Roman sites such as the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, the ruins of the Roman temple complex known as Pompey’s Pillar, and the Citadel of Qaitbay, the massive defensive fortification

built in the 15th Century that stands on the Mediterranean. Sea ​​coast, at the base where the famous Pharos lighthouse (one of the seven artificial wonders of the world) used to stand

Day 12: Final departure

Today is your last day during your trip to Egypt; we hope that you have enjoyed it and that the program suits you during your 12 days Egypt itinerary; we hope that you have succeeded in covering

most of the highlights you wanted to visit in Egypt.


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Transportation on a trip to Egypt

As you have seen when designing your trip route through Egypt, you have to move around the country in many ways. The fastest way and not always the most expensive is by plane, and you will

find airports in Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Hurghada, and Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. When traveling long distances, such as from Cairo to Aswan or from Cairo to Luxor, you could take the opportunity to

sleep during the journey by sleeper train” Night train” in Egypt. To move within the cities, you can take taxis, but it is much more comfortable to use the Uber or Careem application, which works

well in Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, and Hurghada and is very cheap.

After this information and knowing the average cost of the trip to Egypt, you can book one of our pre-customized Egypt vacation packages to visit the most significant temples & pyramids of

ancient Egypt.


We hope that this plan for 10 days in Egypt itinerary has helped you figure out how to plan your trip. If you want your trip to Egypt to go well, don’t miss these essential guides that will help you plan from start to finish:

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