10 days in Egypt & Zambia Itinerary

10 days in Egypt & Zambia Itinerary

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10 days in Egypt & Zambia Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
1
Cairo, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Hurghada, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  14​h 45​min
4
Victoria Falls, Zambia
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  14​h 30​min
5
Luxor, Egypt
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Cairo, Egypt


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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 20th (Thu): examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum and then take a stroll through Islamic Cairo. On the next day, make a trip to Great Sphinx, delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza, and then explore the activities along Nile River.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cairo tour itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Egypt, the closest major airport is Cairo International Airport. September in Cairo sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

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Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

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Giza
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Islamic Cairo ©
Islamic Cairo
Nile River
Nile River
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza

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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.
Visiting Na'ama Bay and Ras Um Sid will get you outdoors. Step out of Sharm El Sheikh with an excursion to Scuba & Snorkeling in Dahab--about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Shark's Bay Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral, and browse the different shops at SOHO Square.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh online itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in September, expect Sharm El Sheikh to be somewhat warmer, temps between 43°C and 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Swim with Dolphins. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sharm El Naga and go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hurghada online trip itinerary planner .

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. In September, daily temperatures in Hurghada can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins
Sharm El Naga ©
Sharm El Naga

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Victoria Falls, Zambia

Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls is a town in the province of Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): make a trip to Mukuni Village, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Livingstone Reptile Park, and then admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Victoria Falls road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Hurghada to Victoria Falls takes 15 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Hurghada in September, with highs in Victoria Falls at 38°C and lows at 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Livingstone
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Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls
Livingstone Reptile Park ©
Livingstone Reptile Park
Mukuni Village ©
Mukuni Village

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Tomb of Ramses III, then explore the ancient world of Valley of the Kings, then explore the ancient world of Luxor Temple, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Luxor trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Victoria Falls to Luxor takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Victoria Falls in September, with highs in Luxor at 46°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

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