10 days in Tunisia, Cairo & Luxor Itinerary

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Fly to Tunis Carthage International Airport, Drive to Tunis
Tunis, Tunisia
— 4 nights
Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
Luxor, Egypt
— 2 nights


Tunis, Tunisia — 4 nights

Change things up with these side-trips from Tunis: Hammamet (Friguia Park, Medina of Hammamet, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The National Bardo Museum, view the masterpieces at Roumouz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Vincent de Paul, and admire the striking features of Marche central de Tunis, Fondouk El Ghala.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tunis trip planning site.

Newark, USA to Tunis is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Newark to Tunis due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Newark in May, with highs in Tunis at 80°F and lows at 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Cairo.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors
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Cairo, Egypt — 2 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

On the 24th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza, appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Mamluk Jewellery and Bazaar, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, then get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairo trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Tunis to Cairo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Tunis in May, expect Cairo to be somewhat warmer, temps between 90°F and 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to fly to Luxor.
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Luxor, Egypt — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings and then steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxor road trip planning tool.

Fly from Cairo to Luxor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Cairo in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Luxor, with highs around 102°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 73°F. On the 27th (Sat), you'll travel back home.
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Tunisia travel guide

Landmarks · Historic Sites · Ruins
Tunisia benefits from its thin, slivery form, with a range of landscapes and climates causing diverse cultures, traditions, and lifestyles to develop over time. The lesser-visited south of the country possesses some major archaeological sites, impressive dunes, and caravans of nomadic peoples crossing the sands. The north contains many of the main cities in the country, located along the historic Mediterranean coast. Carthaginian and Roman ruins are found in and just outside the contemporary urban areas, which themselves blend African, Ottoman, and European influences. Many come for a beach holiday in Tunisia, but those who don't stop there are richly rewarded.