While you can see a lot in Egypt in as little as 5 days, if you want to see all, or at least most of the major tourist attractions, then you should plan to spend at least 7 or 8 days in the country.
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How Many Days to Visit Egypt?
At Egypt Tours Plus, we are often asked how many days do you need to visit Egypt, and our response varies from one person to the next depending on what all they want from a vacation in Egypt. Some people only want to visit the Pyramids of Giza, and a few major archaeological sites in Luxor, such as Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, and Valley of the Kings.
In this case, 5 days in Egypt would be adequate, and you may even be able to squeeze one or two other sites like Queen Hatshepsut Temple and/or the breathtaking rock-cut temples of Ramses II at Abu Simbel. However, this would necessitate a very busy schedule, so you would not have much time for relaxing.
If you are wondering how long to visit Egypt for if you want to see more than only those tourist attractions mentioned above, then our answer would be seven to ten days. However, to get the most out of a 7 to 10 day tour, it is highly recommended that you book a professionally designed Egypt private tour that includes your own tour guide, driver and vehicle.
8-Day Egypt Extravaganza: Discover More in 7 Magical Days
Most people don’t want to start visiting major tourist sites on the day they arrive in Egypt, so one day is essentially lost in terms of sightseeing.
Sometimes it is also not possible to do any sightseeing on your last day in the country due the departure time of your flight back home. This is all something you need to take into consideration when planning a trip to Egypt.
A well-planned 8-day itinerary allows you to see three of the most popular Cairo attractions, including the Pyramids of Giza, the Egyptian Museum which is located in Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, and the centuries-old Khan El-Khalili bazaar in the heart of Islamic Cairo.
The following day, we fly you to Aswan where you board a 5-star Nile River cruise to Luxor, with daily Egyptologist-guided excursions to see the top archaeological sites in Upper Egypt, including sites such Philae Temple, Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, Valley of the Kings and more.
On the second-last day of you Egypt vacation, you disembark from your cruise, and you visit a few more attractions before flying back to Cairo for your last night in Egypt. With a tour such as this one, seven days in Egypt will allow you to see all of Egypt’s most famous ancient sites.
10 Days in Egypt: The Ultimate Full Experience Journey
If you have time to spare and you are wondering how long to visit Egypt for, then you might want to consider a 10-day stay. Our 10-Day Cairo and Round Trip Nile Cruise Package, is a perfect example of just how wonderful a 10-day holiday in Egypt can be. With this package, you get to see the top sites in Cairo, including the Pyramids of Giza, the Egyptian Museum, and the famous Khan el-Khalili bazaar.
The following day you fly to Luxor and you board a 5-star Nile cruise that begins in Luxor and ends in Luxor. During your cruise you visit several of the best monuments of ancient Egypt that line the banks of the River Nile in Upper Egypt. Since this is a 7-day cruise, the pace is a lot slower than it is with shorter cruises, which means you have a lot more time for relaxing on board the cruise ship.
If you don’t want to spend so many days on the river, and would rather spend some time near the sea on the Red Sea coast, then we recommend checking out our 10-Day Overland Cairo, Aswan, Luxor and Hurghada Tour.
While our 10-day overland package does not include a Nile cruise, you still get to see all the same great attractions as you would with a Nile cruise, including places like Philae Temple, Karnak, Valley of the Kings, etc. This package also includes a day trip to Abu Simbel.
If you are still wondering how many days needed to visit Egypt, the two tours referenced above will leave you with no doubt that 10 days is enough to ensure you can have a truly amazing vacation in Egypt.
12 Days: Stay Longer and Enjoy More Variety
Nearly every visitor to Egypt wants to see the Pyramids of Giza, and nearly every visitor wants to see the ancient wonders that are located in or near to Luxor. After all, the area where these ancient ruins and tombs are located is considered to be the world’s largest and most impressive open-air museum. But, what if you want to see more than only ancient pyramids temples and tombs?
So, how many days needed to visit Egypt if you also want to visit some cultural sites such as the Cairo Citadel and Al-Muizz Street in the heart of Islamic Cairo? Perhaps you also want to visit some of Cairo’s historic religious sites such as the Hanging Church and other famous Coptic churches, or famous mosques like the Muhammad Ali Alabaster Mosque and/or the breathtaking Al-Hussain Mosque.
Cairo is home to several magnificent churches and Ottoman-style mosques that are hundreds of years old, with absolutely breathtaking architecture. If you want to visit some of these sites, as well as Egypt’s most famous ancient monuments, then of course you will want to know, how many days needed to visit Egypt?
How many days needed to visit Egypt, really depends on what all you want to see and do during your trip, so it is not easy to say exactly how many days you should plan for until we know exactly what all you want to see and do during your trip. However, if you want to visit all the top ancient attractions as well as some cultural and/or religious sites, then we would recommend that you plan for at least 12 days in Egypt.
Egypt Tailor-Made Tours
At Egypt Tours Plus we specialize in high quality Egypt Tour Packages and Egypt Tailor-Made Tours. If you are planning to visit Egypt, we recommend that you browse our wide range of epic Egypt vacation packages. You can also use our user-friendly Egypt Travel Planner to design your own tour in three easy steps. Simply click on the “Design Tour” button, complete the three steps and submit your request. Once we receive it, we will send you a precise quote in 1-24 hours
Alternatively, you can contact us and let us have a list of all the sites you want to visit, and we will let you know exactly how many days needed to visit Egypt based you the information you have given us.
With more than 250,000 tours already sold, you can be sure that your holiday dreams will be in good hands. Contact us now and let us make your dream trip to Egypt come true.
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Last Updated on February 14, 2024