10 days in Egypt & Zambia Itinerary

10 days in Egypt & Zambia Itinerary

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Start: Cairo, Egypt
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Cairo, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 45 min
2
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  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): 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.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cairo holiday planning website.

If you are flying in from Egypt, the closest major aiport is Cairo 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 travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Giza
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Islamic Cairo ©
Islamic Cairo
Nile River
Nile River
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

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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.
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, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh sightseeing planning app.

Fly from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh in 2 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 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Sharm El Naga. There's more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities and take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hurghada trip maker site.

You can fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In September in Hurghada, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can 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. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Mukuni Village, stroll through Livingstone Reptile Park, and then admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls.

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

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. 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 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.
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.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxor road trip app.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Victoria Falls to Luxor takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or 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 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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