8 days in Egypt Itinerary

8 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chicago
Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Luxor
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Cairo
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Chicago

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 24th (Sat): wander the streets of Na'ama Bay and then browse the different shops at SOHO Square. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh day trip planning site.

Chicago, USA to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 19- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Chicago to Sharm El Sheikh. In March, Sharm El Sheikh is much warmer than Chicago - with highs of 82°F and lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

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

1
night
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 26th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Luxor Temple, then examine the collection at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Luxor day trip tool.

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. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Luxor, with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza and then explore the ancient world of Meidum Pyramid. On your second day here, take a stroll through Coptic Cairo and then see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cairo visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Cairo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Luxor in March, expect nights in Cairo to be about the same, around 59°F, while days are slightly colder, around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Pyramids of Giza, Meidum Pyramid
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Coptic Cairo ©
Coptic Cairo

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