10 days in Egypt Itinerary

10 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt attractions planner

Make it your trip
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Luxor
— 4 nights
Train to Aswan, Fly to Abu Simbel
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Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly
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Giza
— 4 nights
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Luxor

— 4 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Temple of Karnak and Luxor Temple. Get some cultural insight at Valley of the Kings and Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Tomb of Ramses VI, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, deepen your understanding at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, and buy something for everyone on your list at Habiba Gallery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Luxor trip itinerary planning site.

Muscat, Oman to Luxor is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Muscat to Luxor is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Muscat in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 23°C in Luxor. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
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Abu Simbel

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Abu Simbel online trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Luxor to Abu Simbel takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Giza.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Giza

— 4 nights
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Get some historical perspective at Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx. Get a sense of the local culture at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Bent Pyramid. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Giza: Saqqara (Memphis and Sakkara & Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Al-Azhar Park, explore the activities along Nile River, and look for gifts at Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Giza attractions planning site.

Fly from Abu Simbel to Giza in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Abu Simbel in October: highs in Giza hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 24°C. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Egypt travel guide

4.5
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.