10 days in Egypt Itinerary

10 days in Egypt Itinerary

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10 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Cairo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Abu Simbel
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Train:  5 h 30 min
3
Luxor
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Sharm El Sheikh
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Dahab
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Helsinki

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids and then see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Sondos Papyrus, then contemplate the long history of Great Sphinx, and then explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cairo sightseeing planning site.

Helsinki, Finland to Cairo is an approximately 10.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in January, things will get warmer in Cairo: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

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

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Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Abu Simbel holiday tool.

You can fly from Cairo to Abu Simbel in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cairo in January: highs in Abu Simbel hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 10°C. On the 14th (Thu), you'll travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

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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.
On the 15th (Fri), appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, and then don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: deepen your understanding at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Luxor Temple.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Luxor vacation planning website.

Getting from Abu Simbel to Luxor by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Luxor

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

1
night
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 17th (Sun): get outside with SOHO Tennis & Squash center, then ponder the design of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh trip maker site.

Fly from Luxor to Sharm El Sheikh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Luxor in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sharm El Sheikh, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh ©
Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh

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nights
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 18th (Mon): trot along with a tour on horseback and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dahab itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Dahab can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Horseback Riding Tours

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