10 days in Spain & Egypt Itinerary

10 days in Spain & Egypt Itinerary

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10 days in Spain & Egypt Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h
4
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: San Francisco, United States


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2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, and stroll around Parc Guell.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona day trip app .

San Francisco, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in April, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): walk around Parque del Retiro, then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and then admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Madrid trip builder website .

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 47°F in Madrid. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

1
night
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): get great views at Catedral de Sevilla, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de España, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Seville travel route planning app .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Madrid in April since evenings lows in Seville dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

1
day
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

An enviable location on the southern end of the Sinai Peninsula and year-round warm weather boost tourism in Sharm El Sheikh and make it one of Egypt's premier travel destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Traveling by flight from Seville to Sharm El Sheikh takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. In April, Sharm El Sheikh is a bit warmer than Seville - with highs of 88°F and lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
On the 15th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza and then pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cairo trip builder app .

You can fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Cairo when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in April, with lows around 62°F. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Parks

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Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Al-Azhar Park ©
Al-Azhar Park

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