6 days in Egypt Itinerary

6 days in Egypt Itinerary

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6 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Luxor
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Cairo
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Johannesburg

1
night
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Tomb of Ramses VI, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, then delve into the distant past at Luxor Temple, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Luxor holiday planning website .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Luxor is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in January, things will get slightly colder in Luxor: highs are around 26°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

2
nights
Sharm El Sheikh

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): shop like a local with Na'ama Bay and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Ras Um Sid, enjoy the sand and surf at Shark's Bay Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral.

To find out how to plan a trip to Sharm El Sheikh, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Sharm El Sheikh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Luxor in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Sharm El Sheikh. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach

2
nights
Cairo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Pyramids of Giza, then pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx, and then admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary).

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cairo sightseeing planning app .

Traveling by flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in January, expect Cairo to be slightly colder, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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