How many days in Egypt is enough?

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There’s no denying that Egypt is a fascinating country with a rich history dating back thousands of years. From the Great Pyramids of Giza to the Valley of the Kings, there is so much to see and explore. But just how many days do you need in Egypt to see all the major sights? In this blog post, we’ll explore how to make the most of your time in Egypt, whether you have 5 days or 10. From Cairo tours to Luxor excursions and beyond, read on for our top tips on how to make the most of your time in this incredible country.

How many days in Egypt is enough?

If you're wondering how many days in Egypt tours is enough, the answer is that it depends on what you want to see and do. If you're interested in ancient history, then a few days in Cairo and Luxor will give you a good overview. However, if you want to explore Egypt's natural beauty and take some time to relax on the beach, then you'll need at least a week.

In Cairo, you can visit the Egyptian Museum, which houses an extensive collection of artifacts from ancient Egypt, as well as the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. In Luxor, you can see the Valley of the Kings, where many of Egypt's Pharaohs were buried, as well as the Temple of Karnak.

If you're interested in spending time on the beach, then Hurghada day tours or Sharm el Sheikh tours are good choices. Both have plenty of resorts and hotels to choose from, as well as restaurants and bars. There are also plenty of activities to keep you busy, such as scuba diving, windsurfing, and snorkeling.

Egypt 7 days itinerary

If you're pressed for time but still want to see the best of what Egypt has to offer, this 7-day itinerary is for you ( Check out our Egypt luxury tours ). From the bustling streets of Cairo to the ancient pyramids at Giza and the temples of Luxor, you'll get a taste of everything this country has to offer.

Day 1: Arrive in Cairo and explore the city. Start with a visit to the Egyptian Museum, then head to Old Cairo to see the mosques and Coptic churches. In the afternoon, take a stroll through Tahrir Square and people watch from a cafe.

Day 2: Rise early for a tour of the Giza Pyramids. Then head over to Saqqara to see the Step Pyramid before returning to Cairo for lunch. In the afternoon, visit one of Cairo's many open-air markets, like Khan el-Khalili or El-Ataba Square.

Day 3: Take a day trip out to Alexandria. Visit Pompeii's Pillar and the Library of Alexandria before taking a boat ride on the Mediterranean Sea. Return to Cairo in the evening.

Day 4: Today is all about Ancient Egypt! Start with a visit to Luxor Temple, then cross the Nile River to Karnak Temple Complex. In the afternoon, take a leisurely cruise down the Nile River before returning to your hotel in Luxor.

Day 5: Wake up early for a hot air balloon ride over Luxor (weather permitting).
Then explore the Valley of the Kings, where you can see the tomb of Tutankhamun. In the afternoon, visit Hatshepsut's Temple at Deir el-Bahri before returning to your hotel.

Day 6: Fly back to Cairo and spend the day exploring Islamic Cairo. Start with a visit to the Citadel, then head to Al-Azhar Mosque and the Khan el-Khalili bazaar.

Day 7: Depart for home.

Egypt 10 days itinerary

Assuming you would like to see the main sights in Egypt, we recommend a minimum of 10 days. This itinerary covers Cairo and Luxor, as well as a few optional day trips.

Day 1: Arrive in Cairo and check into your hotel. If time permits, visit the Egyptian Museum or explore Tahrir Square.

Day 2: Begin your day with a tour of the Giza Pyramids Complex, including the Great Pyramid of Khufu, the Pyramid of Kafhre, and the Sphinx. In the afternoon, visit Saqqara to see the Step Pyramid of Djoser.

Day 3: Take an optional day trip to Memphis and Sakkara, two ancient Egyptian cities full of ruins to explore.

Day 4: Today you'll visit one of Cairo's most famous mosques, Al-Azhar Mosque, and tour the old city. In the evening, enjoy a traditional felucca ride on the Nile River.

Day 5: Fly to Luxor and check into your hotel. In the afternoon, take a tour of Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple.

Day 6: Today you'll have the option to take an early morning hot air balloon ride over the Valley of Kings followed by a guided tour of Hatshepsut's Temple or take a leisurely stroll through Luxor's colourful markets. In the afternoon, visit Deir el-Bahri temple complex and watch sunset at the Valley of the Kings.

Day 7: Start your day with a tour of the West Bank, including visits to the Valley of the Queens, the Temple of Medinet Habu, and the Colossi of Memnon. In the afternoon, take a felucca ride on the Nile or explore Luxor's bazaars.

Day 8: Today is a free day for you to explore Luxor at your own pace. Consider taking an optional day trip to Dendara or Abydos.

Day 9: Fly back to Cairo and spend your final day visiting Islamic Cairo, including the Mosque of Muhammad Ali and the Citadel. In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner before your flight home tomorrow.


Day 10: Depart Cairo. ( See our Egypt classic tours )

Egypt and Jordan tour package

If you're looking for an Egypt and Jordan tour package, there are plenty of options to choose from. Depending on your interests and how much time you have, you can tailor your trip to suit your needs.

If you're interested in history and want to see the ancient sights, a tour of the Pyramids of Giza and the Valley of the Kings is a must. For a more leisurely trip, consider taking a Nile cruise or spending time exploring Cairo. If you're short on time, there are plenty of day trips available from Cairo that will allow you to see the highlights without having to spend days in Egypt.

If you're interested in adventure, consider spending a few days in Luxor where you can go hot air ballooning or white water rafting. For a more relaxed trip, head to the Red Sea resort town of Hurghada for some sun and snorkelling.

No matter what kind of trip you're looking for, there's an Egypt and Jordan tour package that's right for you.


Is it safe to travel to Egypt and Jordan?

Yes, it is safe to travel to both Egypt and Jordan. Both countries are relatively stable and have a strong tourism infrastructure.

Of course, it's always important to research your destination before you travel and to be aware of your surroundings when you're on holiday. In general, though, both Egypt and Jordan are safe places to visit.

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