One Week in Egypt: Our Recommendations


A trip to Egypt will give you the opportunity to experience one of the earliest civilizations on earth. From the iconic Pyramids of Giza and the Valley of Kings to the sprawling temples of Karnak, there is so much to see. One week in Egypt will be packed with adventures.

The itineraries listed below last from 7 to 8 days in Egypt and will leave you with a lifetime of memories.

7 days in Egypt: Museums, Monuments and Nile Cruise

Aswan, an ancient city of Egypt on the Nile River
Cruise along the Nile river and get the best views of the temples in Aswan
Cairo, the capital of Egypt is set on the Nile River
An overview of the capital city Cairo on the banks of the Nile River
Day 1 Welcome to Cairo
Day 2 Visit the Museum of Egyptian Antilles before exploring the Great Pyramids of Giza
Day 3 Fly to Aswan where you will cruise the River Nile and witness ancient temples
Day 4 Continue cruising down the Nile, temples and a galabeya party awaits
Day 5 Stop in the West Bank of Luxor and wander the Valley of Kings
Day 6 Complete your Nile cruise and fly back to Cairo
Day 7 Enjoy a private transfer to the airport for your onward journey

With one week in Egypt to explore the best sights, you can’t go wrong with this 7 days in Egypt itinerary. This guided tour will take you to incredible monuments and deep into the ancient history of the ‘Two Lands’. Begin in Cairo by seeing 5000-year-old Egyptian antiquities, and visiting the Pyramids of Giza. Finish with a family-friendly 4-day cruise of the River Nile. Your cruise will take you to historic temples in the old city of Luxor and the Valley of the Kings, each day ending with a captivating sunset. See tour.

One week in Egypt: Hurghada and Pharaonic Monuments

The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the oldest pyramids in Egypt.
Visit the famous Sphinx and pyramids in Giza in Cairo, Egypt
Day 1 Welcome to Cairo
Day 2 Enjoy a day tour exploring the Great Pyramid of Giza, historic Sakkara and a cruise on the River Nile
Day 3 Fly to Luxor, wander the Valley of Kings and the temples on the East Bank
Day 4 Head to the beach resort town of Hurghada
Day 5 Free-roam day in Hurghada, swim, sail or snorkel
Day 6 Wake up in Cairo and visit the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities along with famous bazaars
Day 7 Onwards to your next destination

Enjoy history, relaxation and amazing scenery on this 7-day trip to Egypt. From the first day to the last you will be busy exploring the most popular destinations in Egypt, including an unforgettable two-hour cruise down the River Nile. Beginning in Cairo, this Egypt itinerary will guide you to the Great Pyramid of Giza and the ancient burial ground in the historic city of Sakkara. Explore the East and West banks of the Nile, including temples in Luxor before settling in the resort town of Hurghada. Swim, relax and sail on the Red Sea before returning to Cairo. See tour

8 days in Egypt: Best of Egypt, Cairo & Nile Cruise

The Kom Ombo Temple in he town of Kom Ombo in Aswan.
The ancient Kom Ombo temple aims to serve two sets of gods at the same time
Day 1 Welcome to Cairo
Day 2 Enjoy an expert guide to the Pyramids and the Tutankhamun collection before traveling to Luxor
Day 3 Begin your cruise by visiting the largest temple complex in the world, Karnak
Day 4 Cruise the West Bank, stopping at the Valley of Kings and Colossi of Memnon among others
Day 5 Journey to the Kom Ombo Temple before finishing in Aswan
Day 6 Embark on a felucca cruise with amazing views of Aga Khan Mausoleum and Kitchener's Island
Day 7 Explore Aswan in-depth on a guided day tour, return to Cairo
Day 8 Enjoy a private airport transfer before your onward departure

For those with an extra day to spend, this 8 days in Egypt itinerary offers the most relaxing way to enjoy an exciting country. See amazing sights, from the Pyramids and the Sphinx to the Tutankhamun collection in the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities. All before beginning your wonderful full-board, 4-day cruise of the Nile River. Kick back and enjoy your journey down the river with day trips to iconic destinations such as the Karnak and Philae Temples, the Valley of Kings, and Aswan’s high dam. See tour.

One week in Egypt is enough time to experience the awe-inspiring sights that make Egypt a must-see destination. But you don’t have to limit yourself to just these three amazing experiences. Connect with our travel experts based in Egypt, who can help create an Egypt itinerary that works just for you.

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  • Mostafa Abdelrahman
    Mostafa Abdelrahman
    Travel Expert in Egypt
  • George N Botrous
    George N Botrous
    Travel Expert in Egypt
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