10 days in Egypt Itinerary

10 days in Egypt Itinerary

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10 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Doha
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  10​h 30​min
1
Dahab
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Cairo
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
4
Marsa Alam
— 1 night
5
Luxor
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Doha

1
night
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Dahab attractions planner.

Doha, Qatar to Dahab is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of car, flight, and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In March, daytime highs in Dahab are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, kick back and relax at Shark's Bay Beach, then take a stroll through Na'ama Bay, and then get outside with San Marino Water Sports.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach

2
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.
On the 22nd (Fri), contemplate the long history of Pyramids of Giza, then make a trip to Great Sphinx, and then admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary). Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum and then don't miss a visit to Old City (Coptic Cairo).

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cairo road trip planner .

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Cairo, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

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

1
night
Marsa Alam

Marsa Alam ©
The opening of an international airport and subsequent development of hotels and resorts boosted tourism in Marsa Alam, a town on Egypt's Red Sea coast known for its world-class diving spots.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): stroll through Marsa Mubarak and then stroll through Sharm El Luli.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Marsa Alam driving holiday planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Cairo to Marsa Alam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Marsa Alam, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak

2
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 Temple of Karnak and Luxor Temple. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Valley of the Kings and Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Medinet Habu, make a trip to Tomb of Queen Nefertari, appreciate the history behind Colossi of Memnon, and get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Luxor trip tool .

You can drive from Marsa Alam to Luxor in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Marsa Alam in March, you will find days in Luxor are a bit warmer (35°C), and nights are slightly colder (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

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

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