10 days in Egypt Itinerary

10 days in Egypt Itinerary

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10 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  14​h
1
Cairo
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
2
Alexandria
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 15​min
3
Dahab
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Sharm El Sheikh
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Hurghada
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 30​min
6
Luxor
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: New York City

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, stop by Bazar Noobr, stroll around Al-Azhar Park, and buy something for everyone on your list at Khan Al-Khalili.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairo itinerary site .

New York City, USA to Cairo is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Cairo. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in September; daily highs in Cairo reach 93°F and lows reach 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El Qaed Ibrahim Mosque, then steep yourself in history at Fort Qaitbey, and finally explore the world behind art at Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Alexandria driving holiday planner .

Traveling by bus from Cairo to Alexandria takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Cairo in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Alexandria: temperatures range from 88°F by day to 74°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Room Escape Games

1
night
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 16th (Mon), explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Hole and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Dahab trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Alexandria to Dahab takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Alexandria in September, things will get a bit warmer in Dahab: highs are around 96°F and lows about 82°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole

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 17th (Tue): wander the streets of Na'ama Bay and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh trip planner.

Drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Sharm El Sheikh, expect temperatures between 96°F during the day and 82°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay

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 18th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hurghada online attractions 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. In September, daytime highs in Hurghada are 98°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Parasailing & Paragliding
Room Escape Games

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 19th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Luxor Temple, then steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak, then get advice or help at ACE- Animal Care in Egypt, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Luxor journey planner.

Getting from Hurghada to Luxor by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 103°F in September, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

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

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