10 days in Egypt Itinerary

10 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt trip planner

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Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dahab
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hurghada
— 1 night
Drive
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Marsa Alam
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cairo
— 2 nights
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Sharm El Sheikh

— 2 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Heavenly Cathedral and Ras Um Sid. Family-friendly places like Parasailing & Paragliding and Soho Square Dancing Fountain will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: see Off-Road Tours, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at St Catherine Shop, and head outdoors with The Kite Bubble.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh journey maker website.

London, UK to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Sharm El Sheikh, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in August, things will get warmer in Sharm El Sheikh: highs are around 45°C and lows about 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Dahab

— 2 nights
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 4th (Wed), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour and then explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Reefs.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Dahab trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Dahab sees daily highs of 45°C and lows of 35°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Dahab

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Hurghada

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Mosque El Mina Masjid, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then boost your wellbeing at Planet Spa at Baron Palace Resort Sahl Hasheesh, and finally make a splash at Jungle Aqua Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hurghada planning website.

Drive from Dahab to Hurghada in 4 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 45°C, and evening lows to 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Adventure

Marsa Alam

— 2 nights
The opening of an international airport and subsequent development of hotels and resorts boosted tourism in Marsa Alam, a town on Egypt's Red Sea coast known for its world-class diving spots.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience and then get outside with Abu Dabbab Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the gorgeous colors at Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef and then stroll through Elphinstone Reef.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Marsa Alam road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Hurghada to Marsa Alam takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Hurghada in August, plan for little chillier days in Marsa Alam, with highs around 42°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Cairo.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, contemplate the long history of Pyramids of Giza, and then browse the exhibits of Oum El Dounia Gallery.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Cairo trip planner.

You can fly from Marsa Alam to Cairo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Marsa Alam in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Cairo, with lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Egypt travel guide

4.5
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.