7 days in Egypt Itinerary

7 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt trip itinerary builder

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Fly
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Cairo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Luxor
— 2 nights
Fly
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Dahab
— 1 night
Drive
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 1 night
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Cairo

— 2 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, view the masterpieces at Sondos Papyrus, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and walk around Al-Azhar Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairo trip itinerary builder website.

Istanbul, Turkey to Cairo is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Cairo is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Istanbul in April; daily highs in Cairo reach 34°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trip

Luxor

— 2 nights
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 24th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, and then don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: get your bearings at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, and then pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Luxor trip planner.

You can fly from Cairo to Luxor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Cairo in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites

Dahab

— 1 night
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Dahab online travel planner.

Fly from Luxor to Dahab in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Luxor, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Dahab, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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Sharm El Sheikh

— 1 night

City of Peace

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 27th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh itinerary planning app.

Drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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Egypt travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Monuments
Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.