10 days in Egypt Itinerary

10 days in Egypt Itinerary

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10 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Erbil
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Cairo
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  1 h 45 min
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Luxor
— 2 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Erbil

4
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.
Egyptian Antiquities Museum and Old City (Coptic Cairo) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Pyramids of Giza and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Meidum Pyramid & Great Sphinx). The adventure continues: browse the different shops at Khan Al-Khalili, take in the architecture and atmosphere at El-Selehdar Mosque, delve into the distant past at Giza Plateau, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mohamed Ali Mosque.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairo tour itinerary planning tool .

Erbil, Iraq to Cairo is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Traveling from Erbil to Cairo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Erbil in April, Cairo is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Giza, Meidum Pyramid
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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

2
nights
Sharm El Sheikh

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.
To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our 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. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sharm El Sheikh when traveling from Cairo in April, with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
The Heavenly Cathedral ©
The Heavenly Cathedral

2
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Temple of Karnak and Luxor Temple will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Valley of the Kings and Colossi of Memnon. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, view the masterpieces at El Daly Gallery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Luxor trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Luxor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or drive. When traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in April, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Luxor: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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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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