7 days in Egypt Itinerary

7 days in Egypt Itinerary

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7 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Cairo
1
Cairo
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
2
Alexandria
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Hurghada
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Luxor
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Aswan
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Cairo

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night
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 21st (Sun): browse the different shops at City Stars Mall, then browse the different shops at Cairo Festival City Mall, then steep yourself in history at Pyramids of Giza, and finally view the masterpieces at Sondos Papyrus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Khan Al-Khalili, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Ibn Tulun, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, then make a trip to Step Pyramid of Djoser, and finally browse the exhibits of El Kenz Gallary.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cairo, use our trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Cairo. July in Cairo sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Giza, Step Pyramid of Djoser
Highlights from your plan
Cairo Festival City Mall ©
Cairo Festival City Mall
Step Pyramid of Djoser ©
Step Pyramid of Djoser
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the galleries of Bahgat Gallery, explore the world behind art at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, take an in-depth tour of Alexandria National Museum, get engrossed in the history at Alexandria Library, then delve into the distant past at Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, and finally view the masterpieces at Images Gallery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Alexandria online holiday planner .

Traveling by bus from Cairo to Alexandria takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. While traveling from Cairo, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Alexandria, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Alexandria

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa ©
Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
Alexandria National Museum ©
Alexandria National Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then see the vivid underwater world at Careless Reef.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hurghada online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Alexandria to Hurghada in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Alexandria in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Hurghada: highs are around 45°C and lows about 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Shark Diving
Parasailing & Paragliding

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina), explore the ancient world of Tomb of Queen Nefertari, delve into the distant past at Medinet Habu, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, then explore the ancient world of Tomb of Merenptah, and finally contemplate the long history of Howard Carter House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II), delve into the distant past at Tomb of Ramses III, delve into the distant past at Tomb of Ramses VI, then see the interesting displays at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenue of Sphinxes, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Luxor online vacation planner .

You can take a bus from Hurghada to Luxor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 48°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu
Tomb of Queen Nefertari ©
Tomb of Queen Nefertari
Tomb of Ramses VI
Tomb of Ramses VI

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Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): examine the collection at Animalia, take an in-depth tour of Nubian Museum, delve into the distant past at Unfinished Obelisk, steep yourself in history at Nubian Village, then delve into the distant past at New Kalabsha, and finally steep yourself in history at Philae Temple.

Plan my day in Aswan using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Luxor to Aswan by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Aswan can reach 49°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Nubian Village ©
Nubian Village
Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum
Animalia ©
Animalia

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