11 days in Egypt, Lebanon & Iraq Itinerary

11 days in Egypt, Lebanon & Iraq Itinerary

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11 days in Egypt, Lebanon & Iraq Itinerary

Start: Kozhikode, India
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Hurghada, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
Beirut, Lebanon
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
5
Erbil, Iraq
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Kozhikode, India

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab to see Scuba & Snorkeling about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square, head outdoors with Bibo Viaggi, wander the streets of Na'ama Bay, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh trip builder .

Kozhikode, India to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Kozhikode in November, expect Sharm El Sheikh to be a bit cooler, temps between 32°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
Off-Road Tours

2
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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.
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. Keep things going the next day: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Hurghada, with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Hurghada

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza, steep yourself in history at Great Sphinx, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum and then explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cairo road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Hurghada to Cairo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Hurghada in November: highs in Cairo hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Beirut.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

1
night
Beirut, Lebanon

Beirut ©
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): Head underground at Jeita Grotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George, and then examine the collection at Mim Museum - Mineral Museum.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Beirut trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Cairo to Beirut in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November in Beirut, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Erbil.

Things to do in Beirut

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Jeita Grotto
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Mim Museum - Mineral Museum ©
Mim Museum - Mineral Museum
Jeita Grotto ©
Jeita Grotto

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nights
Erbil, Iraq

Erbil ©
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.
On the 29th (Fri), stroll around Sami Abdulrahman Park, stroll around Shanadar Park, and then steep yourself in history at Erbil Citadel.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Erbil trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Beirut to Erbil in 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Arabia Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Beirut in November, expect Erbil to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Erbil

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

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