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Help with Itinerary

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Help with Itinerary

Hello Travel Gurus,

Could you please help me with the itinerary for Egypt? I have between 25th of May and 1st of June to travel around Egypt. I would like to see the following

- Cairo city

- Pyramids of Giza

- Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan (for 2 nights and 3 days only) and visit the temples on the way

- Night show at Karnak temple if possible

- Sharm-el-sheikh for a night

Is it possible at all within the time I have (I don't have bottomless pockets either :) ) or should I drop Sharm-el-sheikh? Is it possible to do cruise just for 2 nights? Is there a better itinerary?

Thanks for all your help

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1. Re: Help with Itinerary

Two days is good in Cairo. You will then have to get to Luxor or Aswan for your cruise. There is an overnight train to Luxor but for Aswan I would fly. I don't know about the length of cruises. Try the Luxor forum which is very active.

Personally I would leave out Sharm as the only point of going there is to be on the beach and IMO you don't really have time to relax enough there. You could spend the money on a nice hotel in Luxor or Aswan with lovely grounds and a pool.

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2. Re: Help with Itinerary

Definitely drop the night at Sharm el Sheik. It is a resort, similar to the hundreds of resorts around the Mediterranean, and the journey there and back would take up a disproportionate amount of your time in Egypt.

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