10 days in Egypt Itinerary

10 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Start: Cairo
Fly:  2 h 45 min
1
Luxor
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Aswan
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
3
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h
4
Alexandria
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
El Alamein
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Cairo
— 1 night
End: Cairo

2
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, then delve into the distant past at Luxor Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu, then delve into the distant past at Colossi of Memnon, and finally look for gifts at Gaddis & Co..

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxor online holiday planner.

Cairo to Luxor is an approximately 3- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cairo in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor: temperatures range from 49°C by day to 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari ©
Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari

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Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Animalia, head off the coast to Elephantine Island, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Philae Temple, and finally explore the ancient world of Qubbet el-Hawa.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Aswan route maker tool.

Traveling by car from Luxor to Aswan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Aswan sees daily highs of 50°C and lows of 34°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Elephantine Island ©
Elephantine Island
Animalia ©
Animalia

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, take a stroll through Na'ama Bay, then make a trip to Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, and then buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh vacation planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Aswan to Sharm El Sheikh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Aswan in August: highs in Sharm El Sheikh hover around 45°C, while lows dip to 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

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Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay

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Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Known for its turbulent and eventful past, the port city of Alexandria retains a historic charm and atmosphere, boasting thousands of years of Egypt's cultural heritage.
On the 15th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, then take a leisurely stroll along Corniche, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort Qaitbey.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Alexandria trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Sharm El Sheikh to Alexandria takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in August, with highs in Alexandria at 37°C and lows at 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to El Alamein.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Museums
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Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Corniche ©
Corniche
Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral ©
Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral

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El Alamein

El Alamein ©
On the 16th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte and then explore the different monuments and memorials at El Alamein War Cemetery.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our El Alamein road trip planner.

You can drive from Alexandria to El Alamein in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In August, daytime highs in El Alamein are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cairo.

Things to do in El Alamein

Historic Sites
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El Alamein War Cemetery ©
El Alamein War Cemetery
Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte ©
Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte

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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 17th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Pyramids of Giza. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cairo trip planner.

You can drive from El Alamein to Cairo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a train. Traveling from El Alamein in August, expect nights in Cairo to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 41°C. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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