10 days in Egypt Itinerary

10 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt travel planner

Make it your trip
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Cairo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hurghada
— 3 nights
Bus
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Luxor
— 2 nights
Drive
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Aswan
— 1 night
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Pyramids of Giza and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Sondos Papyrus will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Great Sphinx in Giza (about 34 minutes away). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary) and browse the exhibits of Oum El Dounia Gallery.

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New York City, USA to Cairo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Cairo, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New York City, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Cairo, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Hurghada

— 3 nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Selkhet Papyrus and Mosque El Mina Masjid. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and SOHO Tennis & Squash center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hurghada: Sharm El Sheikh (Ras Um Sid & Soho Square Dancing Fountain). The adventure continues: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina, and pause for some serene contemplation at Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda.

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Traveling by flight from Cairo to Hurghada takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Hurghada when traveling from Cairo in May, with lows around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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 12th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, and then appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: gain insight at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, and then pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple.

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You can take a bus from Hurghada to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Hurghada in May, expect nights in Luxor to be about the same, around 73°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 102°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites

Aswan

— 1 night
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Philae Temple.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Aswan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Luxor to Aswan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Aswan sees daily highs of 104°F and lows of 77°F at night. On the 14th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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.