10 days in Egypt Itinerary

10 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt trip itinerary builder

Make it your trip
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Cairo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Luxor
— 2 nights
Fly
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Dahab
— 1 night
Drive
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 4 nights
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Cairo

— 2 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, walk around Al-Azhar Park, stop by Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, and get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cairo road trip planner.

Bucharest, Romania to Cairo is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bucharest in August: high temperatures in Cairo hover around 41°C and lows are around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Luxor

— 2 nights
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 17th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, and then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. On the next day, get answers to all your questions at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, and then appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple.

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Getting from Cairo to Luxor by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. 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 up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites

Dahab

— 1 night
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 19th (Thu), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Dahab itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Luxor to Dahab in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Luxor in August, you will find days in Dahab are little chillier (45°C), and nights are about the same (35°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Sharm El Sheikh

— 4 nights

City of Peace

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.
Spend the 20th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, ponder the design of Soho Square Dancing Fountain, browse for treasures at St Catherine Shop, and stroll through Na'ama Bay.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 45°C, and evening lows to 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping

Egypt travel guide

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Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Monuments
Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.