10 days in Egypt Itinerary

10 days in Egypt Itinerary

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10 days in Egypt Itinerary

Jeddah
Fly:  6​h
Luxor
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Cairo
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Jeddah

2
days
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 1st (Wed): explore the ancient world of Luxor Temple, then take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, then steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Avenue of Sphinxes. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abu El-Hagag Mosque, delve into the distant past at Medinet Habu, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Luxor is an approximately 6-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Jeddah in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 17°C in Luxor. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

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

4
days
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.
Visit Pyramids of Giza and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Egyptian Antiquities Museum and Islamic Cairo. Step out of Cairo with an excursion to Great Sphinx in Giza--about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Old City (Coptic Cairo), steep yourself in history at Mohamed Ali Mosque, explore the ancient world of Valley of the Whales (Wadi Al-Hitan), and partake in some friendly competition at Lockedin.

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You can fly from Luxor to Cairo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or drive. While traveling from Luxor, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cairo, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games

Side Trips

Giza, Valley of the Whales (Wadi Al-Hitan)
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

4
days
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.
Get in touch with nature at Na'ama Bay and Shark's Bay Beach. Head to SOHO Square and Old Marketfor plenty of shopping. Go for a jaunt from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab to see Scuba & Snorkeling about 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Ras Um Sid, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Victims of Plane Crash of Boeing 737, pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral, and admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh.

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You can fly from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in March, things will get a bit warmer in Sharm El Sheikh: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Parks Beaches

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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