10 days in Egypt Itinerary

10 days in Egypt Itinerary

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10 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
foot + Fly:  9​h
1
Hurghada
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  5​h 30​min
3
Luxor
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Cairo
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h
5
Dahab
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Sharm El Sheikh
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
7
Hurghada
— 1 night
Fly + foot:  9​h
End: Birmingham

1
night
Hurghada

Originally a small fishing town on the Red Sea coast, Hurghada developed into Egypt's premier beach destination thanks to its year-round sunny weather and world-class dive sites.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hurghada trip planner .

Birmingham, UK to Hurghada is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Birmingham to Hurghada is 2 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Birmingham in November; daily highs in Hurghada reach 84°F and lows reach 64°F. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Hurghada

Adventure Outdoors Wildlife
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Parasailing & Paragliding

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel
To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Abu Simbel travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Hurghada to Abu Simbel takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daytime highs in Abu Simbel are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. You will leave for Luxor on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites Tours

1
night
Luxor

Luxor
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Luxor travel route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Abu Simbel to Luxor in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in December, and nighttime lows around 49°F. You'll set off for Cairo on the 2nd (Mon).

Things to do in Luxor

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

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 2nd (Mon): delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza, pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx, and then admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary). On your second day here, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili and then steep yourself in history at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cairo trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Cairo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Luxor in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cairo: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

2
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Reefs and then stop by Mahmoud's Massage & Beauty. Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then Head underground at Blue Hole.

To see maps and tourist information, read Dahab online trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Cairo to Dahab in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Cairo in December, with highs in Dahab at 75°F and lows at 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the activities along Na'ama Bay and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, Sharm El Sheikh is somewhat warmer than Cairo - with highs of 75°F and lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay

1
night
Hurghada

Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hurghada route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in December since evenings lows in Hurghada dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hurghada Marina ©
Hurghada Marina

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