Spending one week in Egypt to explore this ancient land and to soak in the mysterious vibes of its famous pyramids may not seem enough. But, this 7 days Egypt itinerary will help you get the most from this fascinating country in 1 week in Egypt and cover top spots like Cairo, Aswan and Luxor.

Welcome to the land of Pharaohs! Or, is it the land of the mummies?

From the towering pyramids of Giza to the majestic temples of Luxor, the past comes alive in this land of ancient marvels. Only a few places like Morocco can compare with the mystical beauty of this region.

Stand in awe at the feet of the Sphinx, or wander through the halls of the Valley of the Kings – wherever you go, you’ll be surrounded by the stories and legends of a civilization that shaped the world.

So, if you want to immerse yourself in the magic of Egypt and are thinking what to see in Egypt in 7 days? Look no further! where the past meets the present and adventure awaits at every turn – here is the perfect 7 days Egypt itinerary for a tour through Misr (Arabic for Egypt!). If you have only 5 days to spare, this 5 days in Egypt guide might help!

Camels in a row at the base of the pyramids on a 7 Days Egypt Itinerary

7 Days Egypt Itinerary: Where to start?


Now that you are about to embark on your 7-day trip to Egypt, you may be wondering where to start.

In this itinerary for Egypt, I would recommend starting from Cairo, the city of a Thousand Minarets and the capital of Egypt!

Not only is the city well connected to many international destinations through the Cairo International Airport with EgyptAir airlines being one of the major providers, making it easier for you to reach Egypt, but it is steeped in history, with its ancient monuments and museums, making it the perfect spot for you to start your 1 week in Egypt!

Day 1 of your 7 Days Egypt Itinerary



Upon arrival, you will be shocked by the traffic and chaos of Cairo, as this city is a hustle-bustle of activity throughout the day. Nevertheless, it is a fascinating city and has many unmissable spots for you to cover on the first day of your 1 week in Egypt.


  • The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities

One of the largest museums in Africa, The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities Museum houses over 120,000 masterpieces of the ancient Egyptian civilization, such as the treasures of Pharoah Tutankhamun including an iconic gold burial mask, royal jewellery and, spookily, carefully preserved mummies!

So, for those wanting a crash course in Egyptian history before heading out to spend one week in Egypt, the museum must be on your list!


The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities

Address: Wasim Hasan, El-Tahrir Square, 4272083, Egypt

Timings: 9 am – 5 pm, Ticket office 8.30 am – 4.15 pm, every day

Price: 240 Egyptian pounds ie about £7 per person

  • Citadel of Saladin

The Crusades are the most prominent periods in history which are associated with Cairo and the Citadel is a testament to that period.

Built by Egyptian ruler Saladin, the Citadel is a massive stone fortress located in the centre of the city and offers a commanding view of Cairo. What better way to start a week in Egypt itinerary?

Once inside the Citadel, make sure that you also visit the Great Mosque of Muhammad Ali with its towering minarets.

Military geeks should also not miss the chance of visiting the National Military Museum, which houses ancient artefacts from Egypt’s history, and the Police Museum, which has exhibits on the history of law enforcement in Egypt.


Citadel of Saladin

Address: Privet Entrance Bel Kalaa, Al Abageyah, El Khalifa, Cairo Governorate 4252360, Egypt

Timings: 8.30 am – 4.30 pm every day

Price: 200 Egyptian pounds ie about £6 per person

  • Al-Azhar Mosque

Located in the heart of Islamic Cairo and considered an important epitome of Islamic learning, Al-Azhar Mosque is known for its beautiful architecture, with its main entrance featuring a massive gate and minaret, a large courtyard with a fountain in the centre and surrounded by arched porticoes.

The mosque also houses one of the world’s oldest universities, the Al-Azhar university, founded in the year 970!



Al-Azhar Mosque

Address: El-Darb El-Ahmar, Cairo Governorate 4293024, Egypt

Timings: 24 hours every day

Price: Free

  • Khan el Khalili Market

The Khan el Khalili market, located in the centre of Cairo, is a bustling bazaar of winding alleyways and is a beloved icon and a cultural and economic activity centre of the city.

And it is the perfect end to your day one of your 7 days Egypt itinerary, with options to shop for souvenirs among the market’s mix of merchandise of silverware, antiques, glass lamps etc. and to gulp down on some flavourful Egyptian cuisine.


Khan el Khalili Market

Address: El-Gamaleya, El Gamaliya, Cairo Governorate 4331302, Egypt

Timings: 9.30 am – 11 pm every day

Price: Free

Locals sitting on the street while a cart of watermelons passes by on a 7 Day Egypt Itinerary

Day 2 of your 7 Days Egypt Itinerary

Day Trip to Giza


On the second day of your one week in Egypt, head out to the outskirts of Cairo for a visit to the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx.

These beacons of Egyptian civilization are a must for every Egypt itinerary!

Here are the sites you can cover during your trip to Giza –


  • Great Pyramids

The entire Giza Plateau houses nine pyramids and the Great Sphinx and some smaller tombs, however the most famous among these are the three great Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure.

Also, do you know? There is still no archaeological or historical evidence as to how the massive pyramids were built!

You can either take a camel ride to explore the Great Pyramids or, for an additional fee, you can also go inside them to see the King’s chamber, where the empty sarcophagus is located. Mind you, it may get cramped and hot inside.


The Great Pyramids

Address: Al Haram, Nazlet El-Semman, Al Giza Desert, Giza Governorate 3512201, Egypt

Timings: 8 am – 5 pm every day

Price: All prices in EGP (Egyptian pounds)

Giza Pyramids 240

Entry to inside the Great Pyramid 440

Entry to inside the 2nd or the 3rd Pyramid 100

Pyramids Sound and Light Show 300


  • Solar Boat Museum

Located right next to the Great Pyramid of Khufu, the Museum houses a reconstructed ancient Egyptian boat made of cedar wood which was found buried by archaeologists.

It is thought that this boat served as a funerary barge to carry the body of Khufu from Memphis, the ancient capital, to Giza.


Solar Boat Museum

Address: Nazlet El-Semman, Al Haram, Giza Governorate 3512201, Egypt

Timings: 8.30 am – 4 pm every day

Price: 100 EGP for tourists

  • Great Sphinx

Next, head over to the Great Sphinx of Giza, which is undoubtedly the most recognizable monument of the ancient world.

A colossal masterpiece of Egyptian engineering, the sphinx is believed to have been carved out from a single block of limestone! It is said that the statue was adorned with an array of vibrant colours that would have dazzled the eyes of all who gazed upon it.


Great Sphinx

Address: Al Giza Desert, Giza Governorate 3512201, Egypt

Timings: 8 am – 5 pm every day

Price: 200 EGP for tourists, 100 EGP for students

  • Valley Temple of Khafre

Located right next to the Sphinx is the Valley Temple, which should be the next item on your list.

Flanked by two large statues of Pharaoh Khafre, the Temple is believed to have served as a mortuary temple for the pharaoh and was used for mummification and other funerary rituals.

Do not lose this opportunity to take some beautiful photos of the panorama as there are many legendary photo locations surrounding the Great Pyramids,


Valley Temple of Khafre

Address: Al Giza Desert, Giza Governorate 3512201, Egypt

Timings: 8 am – 6 pm every day

Price: 100 EGP for tourists

  • Sound and Light Show

As the sun sets over the Giza plateau and the night sky descends, visitors to the Pyramids are treated to a stunning audio-visual extravaganza that tells the story of ancient Egypt in a unique and captivating way, with lights and lasers illuminating the Pyramids accompanied by music, chants, and the voices of ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses!

As you head back to Cairo, the combination of the visuals and sounds will paint a picture which will transport you back in time to the days of ancient Egypt.

You can also consider taking this guided tour of the Pyramids, Egyptian Museum and Bazaar. It will give you a chance to explore some major attractions of Cairo, along with the Pyramids of Giza for a hassle-free experience with the aid of Egyptian guides.

Details and prices as listed above below the Giza pyramids.

Local houses in front of the pyramids on an egypt 7 day tour
The sphinx next to a pyramid on a egypt 7 day itinerary

Places to stay in Cairo


Since Cairo will be your base for the first 2 days of your Egypt 7 day tour, here are some options for you to stay.

Victory of Downtown Hotel is a 3-star property with an excellent location and is nearby to most major attractions in Cairo and offers clean and comfortable accommodation at budget prices.

Those wishing for a touch of luxury may choose the Kempinski Nile Hotel, which offers luxurious rooms on the shores of the Nile.

For those looking to dine in the gaze of the pyramids, the Panorama Hotel is located just 500 meters away from the Great Sphinx and offers a beautiful view of the Giza Plateau.

The Comfort Sphinx Inn is also a great option if you wish to stay closer to Giza.

Day 3 of your 7 Days Egypt Itinerary

Exploring Luxor


Take an early morning flight from Cairo to Luxor so that you can explore around peacefully. Flight time is around an hour.

Colloquially known as the ‘world’s greatest open-air museum’ due to its vast array of ancient monuments, Luxor is a historic city located around 600 kilometres away from Cairo and is your next destination for this Egypt itinerary 7 days.

Once the capital of ancient Egypt during the New Kingdom, the rich history and culture of the city can still be witnessed today.

You can choose to explore Luxor on your own or on a guided tour whilst cruising the serene waters of the Nile.

If you prefer cruising along the Nile while exploring Luxor, you can take this 3-Night guided luxury tour on the Nile River where you will explore all the famous spots around Luxor, a hot air balloon ride, a visit to Edfu and a transfer to Aswan and tour, which is also our next spot on your 7 day trip to Egypt.

Alternatively, if you are a ‘do it yourself’ person and prefer boots on the ground, after a quick check-in at one of our suggested accommodations, head out to explore Luxor on your own and its many attractions.

But this Private Full Day customized tour will be of immense help since you will have your own minivan, a driver and a guide.

As for where you should head to discover the marvels of ancient Egypt in your 7 day Egypt tour, read on!


  • Karnak Temple Complex

Fans of the movie ‘The Mummy’ would recall the name of Karnak, the temple where Alex O’Connell pulls the chain of the train and tries to escape, with mummy-turned-human Imhotep on his hot pursuit!

Built around 2000 years ago, the Complex was dedicated to the worship of the Egyptian God Amun, but it houses many temples, the most famous being the Great Temple of Amun, the Temple of Khonsu and the Temple of Mut.

Among its many marvels, the complex also stands the mighty Hypostyle Hall, with a forest of 134 colossal columns that rise majestically towards the sky, casting their shadows upon the awe-struck visitors below.


Karnak Temple Complex

Address: Karnak, Luxor, Luxor Governorate, Egypt

Timings: 6 am – 5.30 pm every day

Price: All prices in EGP (Egyptian pounds)

Karnak Temple + Karnak Museum (including a visit to Kabbash Road) 220

Karnak Sound and Light Show 300

Luxor Temple (including a visit to Kabbash Road) 180

Dendarah Temple 120


Karnak temple in Luxor on a egypt itinerary 7 days

  • Valley of the Kings

The Valley of the Kings was a royal burial ground for the pharaohs containing over 60 tombs and chambers, many of which are richly decorated with elaborate murals and carvings.

The tomb of Tutankhamen or King Tut was the most famous discovery of the valley and is also one of the best-preserved tombs.

Among these wonders also lie the tombs of Ramesses VI and Amenhotep III, two pharaohs who spared no expense in their quest for immortality.

Ramesses VI’s tomb is adorned with a breath-taking astronomical ceiling, a testament to the ancient Egyptians’ fascination with the stars and the heavens whereas the tomb of Amenhotep III is the largest in the valley.


Valley of the Kings

Address: Luxor, Luxor Governorate 1340420, Egypt

Timings: 6 am – 5 pm every day

Price: 260 EGP for adults, 130 for students

  • Temple of Hatshepsut

Head over next to the temple, which was built by Queen Hatshepsut, one of the few female pharaohs of Egypt.

The temple was dedicated to the god Amun and was designed to serve as a mortuary temple for Hatshepsut, where she would be venerated and worshipped by the ancient Egyptians.

The reliefs on the temple walls depict the queen’s many accomplishments, including her successful military campaigns and her trading expeditions to the land of Punt.



Temple of Hatshepsut

Address: Kings Valley Rd, New Valley Governorate 1340420, Egypt

Timings: 6 am – 5 pm every day

Price: Hatshepsut Temple (Deir el Bahary) 160

  • Felucca Boat Ride

After a day full of exploring the beauty of Luxor, what better way to end the day than to soak in the sunset through a Felucca, a traditional wooden sailing boat, on the Nile and discover the amazing views of greenery interspersed with sand dunes?

You can take this private Short Felucca Boat Trip In Luxor as you will also be dropped off at your hotel on the ride’s conclusion.

Day 4 of your 7 Days Egypt Itinerary

Luxor and Aswan


Heading out into the city again as you begin the fourth day of your one week in Egypt, you will cover almost all remaining spots in half a day, leaving you ample time to chill around or move on to your next spot, Aswan.

But, hold on!

Perhaps one of the most exciting activities which have to be part of your 1 week Egypt itinerary around Luxor would be soaring above the skies and soaking in the wonderful sights, truly taking your breath away!

Before heading out to explore, hop on a hot air balloon and admire the sun rising behind the gentle hue of the golden sand! Either way, we highly recommend you take this Hot Air Balloon Ride for a more memorable experience!

After your mesmerizing balloon ride, we know it’s difficult to get your feet on the ground. But, before you head out to Aswan, here are some places you can cover in Luxor.


  • Luxor Temple

The Luxor Temple held important religious significance for the ancient Egyptians and was the place of a procession during the Opet Festival when the images of their Gods were carried from Karnak to this temple.

Make sure that you walk through the Avenue of Sphinxes, one of the most iconic landmarks of the temple complex, which connected Luxor with Karnak.


Luxor Temple

Address: Luxor City, Luxor, Luxor Governorate 1362501, Egypt

Timings: 6 am – 8 pm every day

Price: Adult: EGP 180 / Student: EGP 90

  • Luxor Museum

Visiting the Luxor Museum is a great way to learn more about the rich history and culture of ancient Egypt and to see some of the country’s most impressive artefacts up close.

The museum houses a collection of artefacts from ancient Egyptian times including statues, jewellery and other artefacts of the New Kingdom.

Too tired of visiting museums? You can skip this.


Luxor Museum

Address: Kornish Al Nile, Luxor City, Luxor, Luxor Governorate 1362503, Egypt

Timings: 9 am – 4 pm, 5 – 10 pm every day

Price: Adult: EGP 140


Statue of Rameses with his daughter in Luxor when planning a trip to egypt for 7 days in egypt

Places to Stay in Luxor


For this Egypt 1 week itinerary, I have provided two options; for those looking for a luxurious stay and for those preferring a budget holiday.

Luxury: Located on the east bank of the Nile, the Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor is known for its elegant colonial-style architecture and lush gardens.

Budget-friendly: The Steigenberger Nile Palace Luxor Hotel is also an excellent property for those looking for a luxurious stay but at budget rates.


Heading out to Aswan


Our next destination in our Egypt travel itinerary would be Aswan. Located around 250 kilometres away, you can directly reach Aswan by train from Luxor, which will take around 3 hours.


Day 5 of your 7 Days Egypt Itinerary



Our next destination in our Egypt travel itinerary would be Aswan. Located around 250 kilometres away, you can directly reach Aswan by train from Luxor, which will take around 3 hours.

Aswan is a great place to explore the cultural heritage of ancient Egypt, especially the Nubians, a prominent ethnic group indigenous to this region.

The city has many famous monuments and engineering marvels for you to gaze in awe upon, as you conclude your 7 day tour of Egypt!


  • Temple of Philae

Known as the ‘Pearl of Egypt’, the Temple of Philae is considered to be one of the most beautiful and well-preserved temples in Egypt dedicated to Isis, as well as one of the last Egyptian temples ever built.

The temple is located on the island of Agilkia, which is located right in the middle of the Nile River!

As you tour through the temple, you will be mesmerized by the magnificent structure of the main temple, with its towering columns, intricate carvings, and beautiful reliefs depicting scenes from Egyptian mythology.


Temple of Philae

Address: Aswan Governorate, Egypt

Timings: Oct-May: 7 am – 4 pm, Jun-Sep: 7 am – 5 pm

Price: Adult: EGP 50, Student EGP 25

  • Nubian Museum

The museum showcases the rich history of the Nubian people, who are indigenous to the region but are not related to the ancient Egyptians.

Behold the thousands of artefacts on Nubian history, art, architecture etc. showcasing the diverse and vibrant culture of the Nubian people.


Nubian Museum

Address: Assuan, Sheyakhah Oula, Qism Aswan, Aswan Governorate 1240853, Egypt

Timings: 9 am – 5 pm every day

Price: Adult: EGP 140

  • Unfinished Obelisk

The Unfinished Obelisk stands in silent testimony to the skill and ambition of the ancient Egyptians.

It was a colossal monument that was meant to be the largest obelisk in the world standing at 40 meters tall and weighing more than 1000 tons!

However, the obelisk was abandoned due to cracks and it remains in the quarry to this day, providing valuable insights into the ancient Egyptian construction techniques as well as a striking and overwhelming sight.


Unfinished Obelisk

Address: Sheyakhah Oula, Qism Aswan, Aswan Governorate 1241771, Egypt

Timings: 7 am – 4 pm every day

Price: Adult: EGP 140

  • Monastery of St. Simeon

The Monastery of St. Simeon is a remarkable historical site located on the west bank of the Nile River, just outside Aswan and is named after an ascetic monk.

The Monastery is a testament to the enduring legacy of the ancient Coptic Christian faith and a reminder of the rich cultural heritage of Egypt.

Oh, and did I tell you? You can reach the monastery only using a camel ride through the desert!


Monastery of St. Simeon

Address: Qism Aswan, Aswan Governorate 1231020, Egypt

Timings: 8 am – 4 pm every day

Agilika island near Aswan to be seen on an egypt travel itinerary for one week in egypt

Places to stay in Aswan


When it comes to staying in Aswan, here are some of the popular choices –

Luxury: The Sofitel Legend Old Cataract historic Victorian hotel that boasts stunning views of the Nile River, offering luxurious accommodations, excellent dining options, and top-notch service.

Budget-friendly: The Mango Guest House is located on Elephantine Island and features a picturesque garden, cozy rooms and great staff.

Day 6 of your 7 Days Egypt Itinerary

A Nile River Cruise to Luxor


The Nile River Cruise is the most magnificent activity you can undertake in Egypt.

Cruising through the serene blue waters of the Nile, gorging on scrumptious Egyptian cuisine and sipping on cocktails with occasional visits to mystical temples and monuments, this experience is purely unmatched and has to be on your must-do list as you plan your one week to Egypt!

Since I hope you cover maximum spots in your 7 day trip to Egypt, it is suggested you take this Overnight Nile Cruise to Luxor with Meals on your Egypt trip itinerary as it offers a ship with 5-star amenities and a visit to some remaining monuments around Aswan.

The cruise ends in Luxor and is the perfect conclusion to your Egypt one week itinerary, as you can take a flight to Cairo from Luxor and onwards to your home.

But we are getting ahead of ourselves! The cruise also offers guided tours to some of the most landmark monuments around Aswan. On Day 5 of your one week Egypt itinerary, as you sail across the Nile, you will visit:


  • Abu Simbel Temple

Built during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II, the Abu Simbel temple is one of the most impressive examples of ancient Egyptian architecture and engineering and was designed to demonstrate the power and prestige of Egypt during the New Kingdom period.

That the engineering skills of ancient Egyptians still reside in the modern Egyptians is evident from the fact that the entire Temple was dismantled in the 1960s and moved to a new site in a massive engineering feat, as it was threatened by rising water levels!


Abu Simbel Temple

Address: Abu Simbel, Aswan Governorate 1211501, Egypt

Timings: 5 am – 6 pm every day

Price: 260 EGP adults, 130 EGP students, Abu Simbel Temples During Sun Festival (February 22nd & October 22nd) EGP 500

  • Kom Ombo Temple

You will next set sail to the Kom Ombo Temple, which is dedicated to Sobek, the Crocodile God, and the falcon-headed god, Horus the Elder. What makes this temple unique is the fact that it is dedicated to two gods.

The Kom Ombo Temple is known for its stunning architecture and exquisite carvings, which are incredibly detailed and colourful, and provide insight into the beliefs and customs of the ancient Egyptians.



Kom Ombo Temple

Address: Nagoa Ash Shatb, Markaz Kom Ombo, Aswan Governorate 1281301, Egypt

Timings: 9 am – 6 pm every day

Price: 140 EGP adults


Temple of Rameses at Abu Simbel on a 1 week egypt itinerary

Day 7 of your 7 Days Egypt Itinerary

River Cruise to Edfu


As you cruise towards Luxor, the cruise makes one last halt at Edfu, and you disembark to visit the Temple of Horus.


  • Temple of Horus

The Temple of Horus is one of the best-preserved marvels of ancient Egypt and is dedicated to Horus, the Falcon God.

The temple is an ode to the era of Ptolemaic Egypt and has preserved the influence of Greece over Egypt with its many specimens, such as the massive gateway and the statue of Horus.

The hieroglyphics or the ancient Egyptian carvings are particularly well preserved and fascinating to gaze at!


Temple of Horus

Address: Adfo, Edfo, Aswan Governorate 1291237, Egypt

Timings: 7 am till 4 pm October through May and 7 am till 5 pm June through September

Price: 180 EGP adults

Day 7 of your 7 Days Egypt Itinerary

Conclude trip at Luxor


After a fascinating overnight cruise with a select choice of food and drinks, you may start getting those post-vacation blues with the thought of ending your mesmerizing week in Egypt.

As the sun sets over the horizon, casting a golden glow across the sky, feel a sense of bittersweetness wash over yourselves.

As you board your flight and head out into the sky, gaze at the beauty of Egypt, a historical marvel, and reminisce, committing its beauty to memory.


Alternate 7 Days in Egypt itinerary options


The above itinerary is perfect if you want to truly explore the majesty of ancient Egypt. However, if you would prefer some different locations in your plan, here are some more options:

  • Cairo (2 days) – Alexandria (1 day) – Luxor (2 days) – Aswan (2 days)

  • Cairo (2 days) – Alexandria ( 1 day) – Sharm el Shaikh (2 days) – Hurghada (2 days)

  • Cairo (2 days) –– Fayoum (2 days) – Alexandria (2 days) – Sinai Peninsula (1 day)

When it comes to alternate trips, here is more information about Hurghada to Luxor Day trip.

Best Time to Visit Egypt


Egypt is famous for its vast deserts and sandy dunes, which means a hot climate will be a constant companion as you spend 1 week in Egypt.

But, to make your 7 day tour of Egypt more comfortable, prefer planning a 7 Day Egypt itinerary in the cooler winter months between October to February when the temperature is around 26°/ 18°.

Note that this is a peak tourist season so you will have to start earlier for planning a trip to Egypt.

Prefer to explore without standing in queues? Visit in the shoulder months of March, April and September which signal the end of the tourist season. If you choose this season for your Egypt 7 day itinerary, you will be greeted by weather which is still not too hot ; the temperature in March & April is around 24 -28° C / 14°-18° C so you won’t melt in the sun.

September is a little hotter for spending a week in Egypt with temperatures around 33°/ 21°, but at least you will beat the crowds while you are at it.

A felucca on the river Nile on a 1 week in egypt trip itinerary

Visiting Egypt as a solo traveller & safety tips


Egypt is a wonderland of ancient monuments and civilizations and can be definitely visited by solo travellers. But it is necessary for you to take some precautions.

There are scams galore in Egyptian cities and if you hear something too good to be true, steer clear.

Taxi drivers will deliberately overcharge you, so make sure you are aware of the estimated tariffs of where you want to visit or take a ride-hailing app such as Uber or Careem.

Or better yet, join a tour group so that all facilities are arranged.

Egypt is a traditional Muslim country and so, it is advisable to dress modestly and ensure that you cover your shoulders and legs.

Shorts are a big no-no! And even though it is not mandatory, it is advisable for women to wear scarves, at least while visiting mosques.

It’s also the sad truth of our times that women solo travellers will have to take extra precautions. Avoid walking alone at night or making eye contact and talking to strangers.

Lastly, since you are a guest in Egypt, it’s important to show respect for the local culture and customs. Learn a few basic Arabic phrases, such as “hello” and “thank you,” and be polite and courteous to locals.

Approximate cost for a one week trip to Egypt


The cost of a one-week trip to Egypt can vary depending on several factors, such as your travel style, accommodation preferences, and activities.

Excluding your flight tickets, visa fees, travel insurance etc. one-week trip to Egypt can cost anywhere from $800 to $2,000 per person, depending on your travel style and preferences.

On average, you can expect to pay anywhere from $500 to $1,200 for a round-trip flight ticket, adding up to a total of $3,000 per person for a one-week trip to Egypt.

If you are traveling on a budget and prefer to spend lesser time in Egypt, then refer to this 5 days in Egypt guide.

Internet safety while travelling to Egypt


Access to the internet can prove to be a major headache while exploring Egypt, as the country suffers from harsh censorship and unpredictable internet shutdowns.

Egypt is also prone to numerous internet scams and hacking attacks.

I never once used a public wifi and made sure I was always connected to a vpn when I visited.

However, you can mitigate the impacts of these measures during your one week in Egypt by using VPNs. VPN will also allow you to access websites that you need to, from your country of residence if not accessible in Egypt. If you’re looking for one, SurfShark is a reliable one. Click here for more info.

A statue of Rameses at Luxor on a 7 day egypt tour for a week in egypt
A temple with pillars at Luxor on a egypt one week itinerary

Many tourists come to Egypt without expecting much and return with so much to remember that spending 7 days in Egypt may feel inadequate.

But, follow this well-planned 7 days Egypt itinerary and make the best of your time in this country of ancient wonders.


7 days Egypt itinerary FAQs


Is 7 Days enough for Egypt?


7 Days is near about perfect to explore all the major attractions of Egypt, though the trip may leave you little time to rest. But if you are a hustler, a 7-day trip to Egypt is more than sufficient to explore Egypt’s incredible history and culture.


How many days in Egypt is enough?


7 days is an ideal amount of time to explore Egypt and will help you in covering all major attractions and activities. But you can explore these spots in 5 days too, if you leave out exploring cities to their fullest.


Is Egypt cheap for tourists?


Egypt is relatively cheaper for tourists, compared to European destinations and would be similar to expenses incurred on a trip to South Asia.

If you are on a tight budget, Egypt has a lot to offer without breaking the bank. A trip on the Nile River and posh hotels are optional additions that can be made without going bankrupt!


Where should I go first time in Egypt?


First-timers in Egypt should definitely start with Cairo with its many museums. The next destination would be the Pyramids of Giza, followed by Luxor & Aswan. If you have the time and want to sunbathe by the beach, head to Sharm el Sheikh.



Lavinia Dsouza

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