10 days in Egypt & Zambia Itinerary

10 days in Egypt & Zambia Itinerary

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Cairo, Egypt
— 1 night
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 3 nights
Taxi to Sharm el-Sheikh, Fly to Hurghada
Hurghada, Egypt
— 3 nights
Victoria Falls, Zambia
— 1 day
Luxor, Egypt
— 1 day


Cairo, Egypt

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and then wander the streets of Islamic Cairo. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Great Sphinx, then contemplate the long history of Pyramids of Giza, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cairo holiday planning website.

If you are flying in from Egypt, the closest major aiports are Cairo International Airport and Sphinx International Airport. In September, daytime highs in Cairo are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

— 3 nights

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Na'ama Bay and Ras Um Sid. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Shark's Bay Beach. There's more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square and pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh sightseeing planning app.

Fly from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in September, Sharm El Sheikh is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

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Hurghada, Egypt

— 3 nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Sharm El Naga. Spend the 26th (Wed) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hurghada trip itinerary maker tool.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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Victoria Falls, Zambia

— 1 day
Victoria Falls is a town in the province of Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Mukuni Village, stroll through Livingstone Crocodile Park, and then admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls holiday builder site.

Traveling by flight from Hurghada to Victoria Falls takes 18 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hurghada in September: high temperatures in Victoria Falls hover around 38°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Luxor.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Luxor, Egypt

— 1 day
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Tomb of Ramses III, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, then explore the ancient world of Luxor Temple, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxor road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Victoria Falls to Luxor takes 17.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Victoria Falls in September; daily highs in Luxor reach 46°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
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Egypt travel guide

Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Monuments
Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.

Zambia travel guide

Geologic Formations · Waterfalls · Nature & Parks
Air Conditioned State
Landlocked Zambia remains best known, a little counter intuitively perhaps, for its bodies of water. Three large rivers run through the country, with most of the big urban areas and smaller settlements sticking close to waterways and the valleys they've cut over millennia. Holidays in Zambia are adventurous affairs, with real planning required to get the most out of the country--foreign visitors find the infrastructure lacking and familiar comforts practically nonexistent. Traditional villages remain the most culturally rewarding places to visit in Zambia, while superlative natural features include animal-rich national parks and picturesque waterfalls.