8 days in Egypt Itinerary

8 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Erbil
Fly:  12 h
1
Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Luxor
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Cairo
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Erbil

3
nights
Sharm El Sheikh

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've now added Na'ama Bay to your itinerary. You'll get in some beach time at Ras Um Sid and El Fanar. Museum-lovers will get to explore King Tut Museum and St Catherine Shop. Take a break from Sharm El Sheikh with a short trip to St. Catherine's Monastery in Saint Catherine, about 3 hours away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Coptic Orthodox Church, raise your glass at Sinai Grand Casino, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh trip planner.

Erbil, Iraq to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 11- hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Erbil, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sharm El Sheikh, ranging from highs of 44°C to lows of 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Catherine's Monastery
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Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid
St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
El Fanar ©
El Fanar

2
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, and then get engrossed in the history at Karnak Open Air Museum. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, then stop by Isis 2 Papyrus Museum, then make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Avenue of Sphinxes.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Luxor road trip planner.

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 July, you will find days in Luxor are a bit warmer (48°C), and nights are little chillier (30°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu
Avenue of Sphinxes ©
Avenue of Sphinxes
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), and then see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Tomb of Shah of Iran.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairo trip builder.

Fly from Luxor to Cairo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Luxor in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Cairo: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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