10 days in Egypt Itinerary

10 days in Egypt Itinerary

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10 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Cairo
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
2
Alexandria
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
3
Saint Catherine
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Luxor
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Chicago

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Pyramids of Giza and Gayer-Anderson Museum (Bayt al-Kiritliya). Popular historic sites such as Step Pyramid of Djoser and Pyramids of Dahshour are in your itinerary. Step out of Cairo to go to Giza and see Great Sphinx, which is approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum and contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cairo vacation app .

Chicago, USA to Cairo is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 8 hours. In June, Cairo is a bit warmer than Chicago - with highs of 94°F and lows of 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Giza, Step Pyramid of Djoser
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Step Pyramid of Djoser ©
Step Pyramid of Djoser
Pyramids of Dahshour ©
Pyramids of Dahshour

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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): take an in-depth tour of El Kobba El Samaweya, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, and then explore the world behind art at Alexandria Library. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through ElMadina Arts and then contemplate the long history of St.Mina Monastery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Alexandria trip itinerary maker site .

You can take a bus from Cairo to Alexandria in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Cairo in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Alexandria: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Alexandria

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Alexandria Library ©
Alexandria Library
St.Mina Monastery ©
St.Mina Monastery

1
night
Saint Catherine

Saint Catherine ©
Visitors flock to the town of Saint Catherine, nestled in the foothills of Mount Sinai, to explore the World Heritage Area's numerous religious and historic sights.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mount Sinai.

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Do a combination of flight and taxi from Alexandria to Saint Catherine in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Alexandria in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Saint Catherine, with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai

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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 26th (Fri): make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, then delve into the distant past at Tomb of Sennedjem, and then delve into the distant past at Tomb of Amonherkhopeshef. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Habiba Gallery, delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, and then see the interesting displays at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Luxor trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Saint Catherine to Luxor in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Saint Catherine in June, things will get a bit warmer in Luxor: highs are around 107°F and lows about 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Tomb of Sennedjem ©
Tomb of Sennedjem
Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum ©
Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum

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