One Week in Egypt: Our Recommendations

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One week trip to Egypt gives you the opportunity to experience one of the earliest civilizations on earth. From the iconic Pyramids of Giza and the Valley of the Kings to the sprawling ruins of Karnak, there is a lot to see in the country. You can also sail down the River Nile, wander through the historic quarters of Cairo and Alexandria and hike to the summit of Mount Sinai while in the country. For lovers of history, there is the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, which showcases more than 5,000 years of Egyptian history. Check out the itineraries below for more ideas and inspiration. These itineraries last from seven to eight days.

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Aswan, an ancient city of Egypt on the Nile River
Cruise down the Nile River and see the temples of Aswan
Cairo, the capital of Egypt is set on the Nile River
An overview of Cairo, Egypt's capital, located on  the banks of the Nile
Day 1 Welcome to Cairo
Day 2 Visit the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, see Giza's pyramids
Day 3 Fly to Aswan, cruise down the River Nile
Day 4 Continue cruising down the Nile, enjoy galabeya party
Day 5 Stop at Luxor's West Bank, explore the Valley of the Kings
Day 6 Fly back to Cairo
Day 7 Enjoy a private transfer to the airport

You cannot go wrong with this seven days in Egypt itinerary. Visit incredible monuments as you delve deep into the country's ancient history. Your journey starts from Cairo, where you will visit the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities as well as Giza, home to monumental pyramids and the enigmatic Sphinx. This is followed by a cruise down the Nile River. Soak up the highlights of Luxor, including the Valley of the Kings, and enjoy a galabeya party. We will drop you off at the airport in Cairo at the end of this tour. See tours.


The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the oldest pyramids in Egypt.
The famous Sphinx of Giza along with  pyramids.
Day 1 Welcome to Cairo
Day 2 See Cairo's highlights, visit Sakkara and cruise down the River Nile
Day 3 Fly to Luxor, explore the Valley of the Kings and see temples on the East Bank
Day 4 Head for the beach resort town of Hurghada
Day 5 Enjoy some free time in Hurghada and fly back to Cairo 
Day 6 Visit the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, see Cairo's famous bazaars
Day 7 Bid farewell to Egypt

Get the chance to visit the most popular destinations in the country and enjoy an unforgettable two-hour cruise down the River Nile during this seven-day trip to Egypt. Beginning in Cairo, this itinerary will take you to Giza as well as the ancient burial grounds located in Sakkara. Discover the ruins scattered throughout Luxor's East and West banks, then continue to Hurghada. Swim, relax and kick back in this Red Sea resort town before it is time to return to Cairo. Your trip comes to an end after you have enjoyed the atmospheric bazaars of the Egyptian capital. Describe your ideal 7-day Egypt tour for a customized itinerary.


The Kom Ombo Temple in he town of Kom Ombo in Aswan.
The ancient Kom Ombo Temple houses two sets of gods in the same complex
Day 1 Welcome to Cairo
Day 2 Enjoy guided tours of pyramids and Museum of Egyptian Antiquities before traveling to Luxor
Day 3 Board your cruise boat and discover Karnak
Day 4 Soak up the highlights of Luxor's West Bank, see Valley of the Kings and Colossi of Memnon
Day 5 Sail to Kom Ombo, disembark the boat in Aswan
Day 6 Go on a felucca cruise, see Aga Khan Mausoleum and Kitchener's Island
Day 7 Explore Aswan during guided day tour, return to Cairo
Day 8 Transfer to the airport for your flight home

This eight-day Egypt itinerary is for those who can extend their one-week trip in Egypt by a day. Having covered the highlights of Cairo and seen the towering pyramids, you will then travel to Luxor and board a Nile River cruise. Kick back and enjoy your journey down the river with trips to iconic destinations such as Karnak, the temple of Philae, the Valley of the Kings, and Aswan’s high dam. A felucca cruise awaits you after you have disembarked the cruise boat in Aswan. See Aga Khan Mausoleum and Kitchener's Island during the felucca ride before it is time to head home. See tours.


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