11 days in New Delhi, Dubai & Egypt Itinerary

11 days in New Delhi, Dubai & Egypt Itinerary

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11 days in New Delhi, Dubai & Egypt Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
1
New Delhi, India
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
2
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Giza, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
4
Luxor, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: New Delhi, India

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New Delhi, India

Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
On the 21st (Sat), enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, and then contemplate the long history of India Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), then explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila), and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our New Delhi itinerary maker site .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Dubai.

Things to do in New Delhi

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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Explore Dubai's surroundings by going to Abu Dhabi (The Corniche, Bur Dubai Grand Mosque, & more). There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Burj Khalifa, admire the landmark architecture of Emirates Towers, browse the different shops at The Dubai Mall, and get engrossed in the history at Al Fahidi Fort.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Dubai day trip planner.

Getting from New Delhi to Dubai by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New Delhi to Dubai. Traveling from New Delhi in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Dubai: highs are around 31°C and lows about 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Giza.

Things to do in Dubai

Theme Parks Shopping Nature

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Abu Dhabi
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Burj Khalifa ©
Burj Khalifa
The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall
Bur Dubai Grand Mosque ©
Bur Dubai Grand Mosque

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night
Giza, Egypt

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Pyramids of Giza, steep yourself in history at Great Sphinx, and then explore the galleries of Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Giza tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Dubai to Giza takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in December; daily highs in Giza reach 24°C and lows reach 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre ©
Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre

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Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
On the 29th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu, explore the ancient world of Valley of the Kings, and then don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple. Keep things going the next day: gain insight at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Luxor Temple, and then delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Luxor online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Giza to Luxor takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Giza in December, you will find days in Luxor are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are little chillier (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
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ACE - Animal Care in Egypt ©
ACE - Animal Care in Egypt
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

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