10 days in Egypt Itinerary

10 days in Egypt Itinerary

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10 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  14​h
1
Cairo
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Luxor
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Abu Simbel
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  30​h
End: New York City

4
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 inner history buff will appreciate Pyramids of Giza and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Musee de la Barque Solaire. When in Cairo, make a side trip to see Great Sphinx in Giza, approximately Giza away. The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, delve into the distant past at Giza Plateau, explore the activities along Nile River, and admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cairo trip itinerary planning tool.

New York City, USA to Cairo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. Traveling from New York City in April, you will find days in Cairo are much warmer (84°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (62°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Valley of the Kings and Medinet Habu. Your inner history buff will appreciate Luxor Temple and Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak, appreciate the history behind Colossi of Memnon, delve into the distant past at Tomb of Ramses VI, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Luxor tour builder .

Getting from Cairo to Luxor by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cairo in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor: temperatures range from 95°F by day to 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

1
day
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Abu Simbel online tour builder .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Luxor to Abu Simbel in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In April, daily temperatures in Abu Simbel can reach 93°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

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