8 days in Egypt Itinerary

8 days in Egypt Itinerary

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8 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Luxor
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h 30​min
2
Dahab
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Sharm El Sheikh
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Cairo
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
On the 29th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Tomb of King Tutankhamun (Tut), then explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, then delve into the distant past at Medinet Habu, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at Habiba Gallery, contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak, then get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Luxor Temple.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Luxor trip maker 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 February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Luxor, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Luxor

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

1
night
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 2nd (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Hole and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Dahab itinerary planner .

Getting from Luxor to Dahab by combination of flight and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Traveling from Luxor in March, you will find days in Dahab are a bit cooler (32°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole

1
night
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 3rd (Tue): wander the streets of Na'ama Bay and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh road trip website .

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay

3
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 4th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Pyramids of Giza, steep yourself in history at Great Sphinx, and then admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary). On the next day, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili and then contemplate the long history of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Cairo trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In March, Cairo is slightly colder than Sharm El Sheikh - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

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