8 days in Egypt Itinerary

8 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt trip itinerary planner

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Al Minya
— 1 night
Drive
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Asyut
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sohag
— 1 night
Drive
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Abydos
— 1 night
Drive
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Dendera
— 1 night
Drive
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Esna
— 1 night
Drive to Luxor International Airport, Fly to Cairo International Airport

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Al Minya

— 1 night
On the 12th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Beni Hassan. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Malawy Museum, appreciate the history behind El Ashmunein, and then explore the ancient world of Fraser Tombs.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Al Minya trip itinerary tool.

Cairo to Al Minya is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Asyut.

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Asyut

— 2 nights
Asyut is the capital of the modern Asyut Governorate in Egypt, which has one of the largest Coptic Catholic bishopric churches in the country; the ancient city of the same name, which is situated nearby. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Holy Virgin Mary Monastery. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Thabet Monumental Bath and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Saint MariMina.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Asyut holiday planner.

You can drive from Al Minya to Asyut in 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Asyut can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sohag.

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Sohag

— 1 night
Sohag, also known as Sawhāj, Suhag and Suhaj, is a city in Egypt that lies on the west bank of the Nile. On the 16th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of The Red Monastery and then delve into the distant past at Temple Abydos.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sohag travel route tool.

Traveling by car from Asyut to Sohag takes 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Sohag can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Abydos.

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Abydos

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): make a trip to Temple of Rameses II.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Abydos day trip app.

Getting from Sohag to Abydos by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 16°C. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dendera.
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Dendera

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Dendera Temple Complex.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Dendera travel route builder website.

Traveling by car from Abydos to Dendera takes 2 hours. In March in Dendera, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Esna.

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Historic Sites
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Esna

— 1 night
Esna, known to the ancient Egyptians as Egyptian: Iunyt or Ta-senet; Coptic (Sahidic): (Sne), which derives from Ta-senet; Greek: (Latopolis or Letopolis) or (Polis Laton) or (Latton); Latin: Lato, is a city in Egypt. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Temple of Khnum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Esna trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dendera to Esna in 2.5 hours. March in Esna sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

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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.

Asyut Governorate travel guide

4.4
Sacred & Religious Sites · Ruins
Asyut Governorate is one of the governorates of Egypt. It stretches across the Nile. The capital of the governorate is the city of Asyut.EtymologyThe name of Asyut is derived from early Egyptian Zawty (Z3JW.TJ), late Egyptian Səyáwt into Coptic Syowt.PopulationAccording to population estimates from 2015 the majority of residents in the governorate live in rural areas, with an urbanization rate of only 26.5%. Out of an estimated 4,245,215 people residing in the governorate, 3,119,112 people live in rural areas as opposed to only 1,126,103 in urban areas.DemographicsAsyut governorate has a population of over 4 million people,with a significant Coptic presence. In 1914, it had the second largest proportion of Copts in Egypt, where they made up 20.7% of the population. However it is likely that figure is underestimated, since the Church claims up to 48.5% while the remaining population are Sunni Muslims. Evangelical (Protestant) religions had significant growth in some districts of Asyut, as evidenced in 1907 census data, where half of the citizens of a village were counted as Protestant Copts. Muslims and Christians have lived together in Asyut and at times there have been clashes. In July 2013, a large number of Christians took to the streets to protest Muslim extremism in Asyut. Whether Christian or Muslim, Asyut is home to a very conservative society and in October, 2016 Upper Egypt's first beauty pageant, which was to be held in Asyut, had to be canceled due to death threats and security issues. A very conservative society, which is Asyut, stopped the pageant.

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Sohag Governorate travel guide

4.9
Ruins · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
Sohag Governorate is one of the governorates of Egypt. It is located in the southern part of the country Juhayna Sakulta Sohag Tahta Tima

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Qena Governorate travel guide

4.1
Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites