10 days in Egypt Itinerary

10 days in Egypt Itinerary

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10 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  10​h
1
Luxor
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
2
Edfu
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 30​min
3
Aswan
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Giza
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Barcelona

3
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Explore hidden gems such as Dendera Temple Complex and Tomb of Ay. Temple of Karnak and Valley of the Kings are good opportunities to explore the local culture.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Luxor vacation planner .

Barcelona, Spain to Luxor is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Luxor. In December, Luxor is somewhat warmer than Barcelona - with highs of 28°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can take a train to Edfu.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dendera Temple Complex
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Dendera Temple Complex ©
Dendera Temple Complex
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

1
night
Edfu

Edfu ©
Edfu is an Egyptian city, located on the west bank of the Nile River between Esna and Aswan, with a population of approximately sixty thousand people. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the ancient world of Gibel Silsila, delve into the distant past at Kanais, and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Horus at Edfu.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Edfu travel route builder tool .

You can take a train from Luxor to Edfu in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can catch the train to Aswan.

Things to do in Edfu

Historic Sites
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Temple of Horus at Edfu ©
Temple of Horus at Edfu
Kanais ©
Kanais

1
night
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 23rd (Mon): explore the ancient world of New Kalabsha and then get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Aswan trip maker .

Getting from Edfu to Aswan by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In December, daily temperatures in Aswan can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Museums
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Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum
New Kalabsha ©
New Kalabsha

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Sharm Papyrus Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral, then take in the exciting artwork at St Catherine Shop, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Victims of Plane Crash of Boeing 737. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, then head outdoors with Bibo Viaggi, and then examine the collection at King Tut Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh trip maker tool .

You can fly from Aswan to Sharm El Sheikh in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Aswan in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Sharm El Sheikh. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Giza.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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King Tut Museum ©
King Tut Museum
The Heavenly Cathedral ©
The Heavenly Cathedral

2
nights
Giza

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
On the 26th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza, then pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre and then explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Giza online tour itinerary maker .

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Giza by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in December, expect Giza to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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