8 days in Egypt Itinerary

8 days in Egypt Itinerary

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

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Cairo

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, get outside with Outdoor Activities, walk around Al-Azhar Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cairo online trip builder.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Cairo International Airport and Sphinx International Airport. December in Cairo sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Shopping · Tours

Side Trip

1
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Sharm El Sheikh

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh day trip site.

Getting from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in December, things will get a bit warmer in Sharm El Sheikh: highs are around 28°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

1
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Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Dahab road trip website.

Traveling by car from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

3
nights
Luxor

A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Luxor is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, gain insight at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Luxor trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dahab to Luxor takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Dahab in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Luxor, with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums

Egypt travel guide

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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.