8 days in Egypt Itinerary

8 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cairo
— 1 day
2
Dahab
— 1 night
3
Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
4
Hurghada
— 1 night
5
Marsa Alam
— 2 nights

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, then see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, and then view the masterpieces at Oum El Dounia Gallery.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cairo online trip builder.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Cairo. In August in Cairo, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Cairo

Museums · Shopping
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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Khan Al-Khalili ©
Khan Al-Khalili
Oum El Dounia Gallery ©
Oum El Dounia Gallery

1
night
Dahab

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 (Sun): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour and then stroll through Coral Reefs.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dahab online visit planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Cairo to Dahab in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Dahab when traveling from Cairo in August, with lows around 35°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

3
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Ras Um Sid and Na'ama Bay. For shopping fun, head to SOHO Square or St Catherine Shop. There's still lots to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, see Off-Road Tours, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Victims of Plane Crash of Boeing 737, and kick back and relax at El Fanar.

Start your trip to Sharm El Sheikh by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh can reach 45°C, while at night they dip to 35°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid
El Fanar ©
El Fanar

1
night
Hurghada

Originally a small fishing town on the Red Sea coast, Hurghada developed into Egypt's premier beach destination thanks to its year-round sunny weather and world-class dive sites.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hurghada trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 45°C in August, and nighttime lows around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Tours · Spas
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Spas
Off-Road Tours

2
nights
Marsa Alam

The opening of an international airport and subsequent development of hotels and resorts boosted tourism in Marsa Alam, a town on Egypt's Red Sea coast known for its world-class diving spots.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience and then head outdoors with Abu Dabbab Beach. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Marsa Shoona Bay and then explore the gorgeous colors at Elphinstone Reef.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Marsa Alam trip tool.

Drive from Hurghada to Marsa Alam in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Hurghada in August, plan for little chillier days in Marsa Alam, with highs around 42°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef
Marsa Shoona Bay ©
Marsa Shoona Bay

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