8 days in Egypt Itinerary

8 days in Egypt Itinerary

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8 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Alexandria
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Luxor
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Cairo
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  7​h 45​min
End: Dusseldorf

1
night
Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Known for its turbulent and eventful past, the port city of Alexandria retains a historic charm and atmosphere, boasting thousands of years of Egypt's cultural heritage.
On the 2nd (Mon), see the interesting displays at Royal Jewelry Museum, take an in-depth tour of El Kobba El Samaweya, then admire the masterpieces at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, and finally explore the world behind art at Alexandria Library.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Alexandria trip itinerary planning tool .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Alexandria is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Dusseldorf to Alexandria is 1 hour. Traveling from Dusseldorf in September, expect nights in Alexandria to be much hotter, around 27°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Alexandria

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Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Alexandria Library ©
Alexandria Library
Royal Jewelry Museum ©
Royal Jewelry Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then take a stroll through Na'ama Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): kick back and relax at Shark's Bay Beach and then browse the different shops at SOHO Square.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Alexandria to Sharm El Sheikh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Alexandria in September, with highs in Sharm El Sheikh at 41°C and lows at 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

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Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square

2
nights
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 5th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Tomb of Ramses VI, then stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Luxor Temple, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, explore the ancient world of Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu, and finally look for gifts at Alladins Cave.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Luxor journey builder website .

Traveling by flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Luxor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in September: highs in Luxor hover around 46°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

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

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.
On the 7th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx, then steep yourself in history at Pyramids of Giza, and then stop by Yadawee Egyptian Handicrafts. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum and then shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cairo journey planner.

You can fly from Luxor to Cairo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Luxor in September, plan for little chillier days in Cairo, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

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Side Trip

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

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