10 days in Egypt Itinerary

10 days in Egypt Itinerary

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10 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Luxor
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Aswan
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Cairo
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Boston

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 Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Valley of the Kings and Medinet Habu. And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple, look for gifts at Gaddis & Co., examine the collection at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum, and don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Luxor online itinerary maker .

Boston, USA to Luxor is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Boston to Luxor. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Boston in March, with highs in Luxor at 87°F and lows at 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

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

2
nights
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 17th (Tue): examine the collection at Animalia and then steep yourself in history at Nubian Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Philae Temple, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Aswan online route builder .

Traveling by car from Luxor to Aswan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daytime highs in Aswan are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Animalia ©
Animalia
Nubian Village ©
Nubian Village

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Abu Simbel journey planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. March in Abu Simbel sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 60°F at night. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

3
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.
Visit Pyramids of Giza and Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Egyptian Antiquities Museum and Mosque of Muhammad Ali. Go for a jaunt from Cairo to Giza to see Great Sphinx about 34 minutes away. It doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cairo online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Abu Simbel to Cairo by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Abu Simbel in March: highs in Cairo hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

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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

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