5 Days in Egypt: Top 3 Recommendations


As the land of pharaohs and pyramids, Egypt exudes a sense of mystique and wonder that few other destinations can match. Plus, the country is home to one of the oldest civilizations in the world and replete with historic attractions. Therefore, a trip to Egypt is bound to feature some of its most iconic sights. Ideally, you would require a week-long trip in the country to cover its must-see highlights. However, if you do not have a week to spare, you can squeeze in most of the attractions during five days in Egypt. Below are some excellent itineraries lasting between three to five days that offer amazing insights into the country.

1. Alexandria Experience: 3 days in Egypt

Alexandria is a Mediterranean port city in Egypt.
Walk along the Stanley Bridge and enjoy the open-sea view in Alexandria
Day 1 Head for the iconic Alexandria, enjoy a guided tour of its museum
Day 2 Head west to El Alamein, explore its museums and memorials
Day 3 Return to Cairo 

Spend three days in Egypt and enjoy the ultimate Alexandria experience with this trip. Explore this historic thoroughfare, visit its museum and soak up its seaside beauty.  Also included in the itinerary are the  Roman catacombs, yet another highlight of the city. The following day, you will get the chance to learn more about the Second World War at one of Egypt's most famous museums, the El Alamein War Museum. Pay your respects to the fallen at the Commonwealth Cemetery and return back to Cairo at the end of this tour. Describe your ideal 3-day Egypt tour for a customized itinerary.

2. Cairo and Luxor: 4 days in Egypt

Cairo is the capital of Egypt.
Cairo is known to have some of the oldest and most beautiful mosques in the world
The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the oldest pyramids in Egypt.
The famous Sphinx and pyramids in Giza, Egypt
Day 1 Arrive in Cairo
Day 2 Explore Egyptian Museum, see pyramids and the Sphinx
Day 3 Fly to Luxor, visit Karnak and fly back to Cairo
Day 4 Transfer to the airport

Four days in Egypt can be a short and sweet adventure, so make sure you tick off all the boxes by joining this Cairo and Luxor tour. This jam-packed itinerary begins in Cairo where you will explore the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, where 5,000 years of Egyptian history is on display. See the iconic Pyramids of Cheops along with the Sphinx. The third day features a flight to the ancient city of Luxor and brings you face to face with the incredible ruins of Karnak. Catch a flight back to Cairo after you are done with Luxor. See more 4-day tours in Egypt.

3. Splendors of Egypt: 5 days in Egypt

The Nile is the longest river in the world.
Enjoy a tranquil cruise along the Nile and explore unique tombs and pyramids
Day 1 Explore Cairo on your own on arrival
Day 2 Discover Pyramid of Giza and the Sphinx, cruise down the River Nile
Day 3 Fly to Luxor for a guided tour, discover Karnak and the Valley of the Kings
Day 4 Soak up the sights and sounds of Cairo on a city tour 
Day 5 Bid farewell to Egypt

Make the most of your stay in the land of pharaohs with this five-day Egypt itinerary. Discover the bustling capital of Cairo on your own on arrival. Your second day on this tour involves exploring the Great Pyramids of Giza in the morning and an evening cruise trip along the Nile. Following that adventure, you will fly to Luxor to explore both banks of the Nile along with the Valley of the Kings. End your exciting tour by roaming Cairo’s historic markets and museums. Tell us what your 5-day Egypt tour looks like for a customized itinerary

Spending five days in Egypt is sure to be an action-packed experience. If you know how many days to spend in Egypt and want to come up with your own itinerary, feel free to get in contact with our travel experts in Egypt.

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