10 days in Egypt Itinerary

10 days in Egypt Itinerary

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10 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Cairo
1
Cairo
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Luxor
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  6​h 15​min
3
Dahab
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Hurghada
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
End: Cairo

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nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Egyptian Antiquities Museum and Old City (Coptic Cairo). Visit Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx for their historical value. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Islamic Cairo, contemplate the long history of Mohamed Ali Mosque, and admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary).

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Cairo. In December, daytime highs in Cairo are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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Luxor

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 VI, then delve into the distant past at Valley of the Kings, then get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at Habiba Gallery, delve into the distant past at Luxor Temple, delve into the distant past at Medinet Habu, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, and finally make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Luxor trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Luxor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cairo in December: highs in Luxor hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Luxor Museum
Luxor Museum
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

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day
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 31st (Mon), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Dahab trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Luxor to Dahab takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Luxor in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Dahab, with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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nights
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.
Relax by the water at Na'ama Bay and Ras Um Sid. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Shark's Bay Beach. The adventure continues: browse the different shops at SOHO Square and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh travel route planner .

You can take a bus from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. December in Sharm El Sheikh sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hurghada tour 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. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in January since evenings lows in Hurghada dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hurghada

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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