11 days in Egypt, Lebanon & Iraq Itinerary

11 days in Egypt, Lebanon & Iraq Itinerary

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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 3 nights
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Hurghada, Egypt
— 2 nights
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Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
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Beirut, Lebanon
— 1 night
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Erbil, Iraq
— 2 nights

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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

City of Peace

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.
Step out of Sharm El Sheikh to go to Dahab and see Scuba & Snorkeling, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the top attractions with Bibo Viaggi, ponder the design of Soho Square Dancing Fountain, buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square, and see Off-Road Tours.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh visit planning site.

Kozhikode, India to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kozhikode to Sharm El Sheikh is minus 3.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Kozhikode in November: high temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bibo Viaggi ©
Bibo Viaggi
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square

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Hurghada, Egypt

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina. On the next day, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hurghada online road trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Hurghada, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Hurghada

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hurghada Marina ©
Hurghada Marina

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Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©

City of a Thousand Minarets

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 (Tue): explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza, then steep yourself in history at Great Sphinx, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and then delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cairo trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hurghada to Cairo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hurghada in November, expect nights in Cairo to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Beirut.

Things to do in Cairo

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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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Beirut, Lebanon

Beirut ©

Paris of the East

Sitting on the Mediterranean coast, Beirut, the country's capital and largest city, has plenty of appeal itself, as well as offering a convenient base for exploring the country's other sights and cities.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Jeita Grotto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George, and then see the interesting displays at Mim Museum - Mineral Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Beirut trip planner.

Getting from Cairo to Beirut by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in November, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Erbil.

Things to do in Beirut

Side Trip

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Mim Museum - Mineral Museum ©
Mim Museum - Mineral Museum
Jeita Grotto ©
Jeita Grotto
Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George ©
Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George

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Erbil, Iraq

Erbil ©

Hawler

The capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, Erbil occupies perhaps the longest-inhabited land in the world, with the earliest human settlement here possibly dating back to 5000 BCE.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): stroll around Sami Abdulrahman Park, walk around Shanadar Park, and then steep yourself in history at Erbil Citadel.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Erbil journey planning app.

Fly from Beirut to Erbil in 5 hours. Traveling from Beirut to Erbil, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Beirut in November: high temperatures in Erbil hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Erbil

Parks · Historic Sites
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Shanadar Park ©
Shanadar Park
Sami Abdulrahman Park ©
Sami Abdulrahman Park
Erbil Citadel ©
Erbil Citadel

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