10 days in Egypt Itinerary

10 days in Egypt Itinerary

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10 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Santa Maria
Fly:  28​h
1
Cairo
— 1 night
2
Luxor
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Hurghada
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Sharm El Sheikh
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Dahab
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  31​h
End: Santa Maria

1
night
Cairo

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.
On the 9th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Pyramids of Giza and then explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, make a trip to Great Sphinx, then shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, and finally stroll around Al-Azhar Park.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cairo driving holiday planner .

Santa Maria, USA to Cairo is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cairo when traveling from Santa Maria in February, with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum

2
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
On the 11th (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Colossi of Memnon, delve into the distant past at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Luxor Temple, and finally get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Queen Nefertari, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Queens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu, don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, then admire all the interesting features of ACE- Animal Care in Egypt, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Luxor trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Luxor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cairo in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Luxor, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Valley of the Queens
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

1
night
Hurghada

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 13th (Thu), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Hurghada visit planner.

Traveling by bus from Luxor to Hurghada takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February in Hurghada, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Sharm El Sheikh

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh vacation tool .

Getting from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh by combination of bus and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or drive. In February in Sharm El Sheikh, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Dahab trip itinerary site .

Drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in February, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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