10 days in Egypt Itinerary

10 days in Egypt Itinerary

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10 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Cairo
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  1 h 45 min
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Dahab
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h 45 min
4
Luxor
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza and then admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary). Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, then delve into the distant past at Keops Pyramid, and finally delve into the distant past at Meidum Pyramid.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Cairo vacation website .

New York City, USA to Cairo is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Cairo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in November, expect Cairo to be somewhat warmer, temps between 77°F and 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Giza, Meidum Pyramid
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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

2
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Na'ama Bay and Ras Um Sid will thrill your kids. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Shark's Bay Beach. The adventure continues: ride a horse along The Stable, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral, and admire all the interesting features of Ghibli Raceway.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh trip planner .

You can fly from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Cairo in November, with highs in Sharm El Sheikh at 85°F and lows at 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach

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 28th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Dahab online day trip planner .

You can take a bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. November in Dahab sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Dahab

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): browse the different shops at Habiba Gallery and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Luxor Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu, delve into the distant past at Tomb of Ramses VI, then stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxor route planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Dahab to Luxor in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Dahab in November since evenings lows in Luxor dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time 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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