8 days in Egypt Itinerary

8 days in Egypt Itinerary

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8 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Alexandria
— Few hours
Bus:  2​h
2
Cairo
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Aswan
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Luxor
— 1 night
Bus:  2​h 30​min
5
Hurghada
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
6
Sharm El Sheikh
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Dahab
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  7​h
End: Riyadh

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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 16th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Monastery of St. Macarius, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Catherine's Cathedral, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Alexandria tour itinerary planner .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Alexandria is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. December in Alexandria sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Cairo.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Fun & Games
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St. Catherine's Cathedral ©
St. Catherine's Cathedral
Room Escape Games

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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 17th (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili and then examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairo day trip planner .

You can take a bus from Alexandria to Cairo in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In December in Cairo, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Cairo

Museums Shopping
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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
Khan Al-Khalili ©
Khan Al-Khalili

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Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): head off the coast to Elephantine Island, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Philae Temple, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Aswan online day trip planner .

You can fly from Cairo to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. While traveling from Cairo, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Aswan, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Elephantine Island ©
Elephantine Island

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Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
On the 19th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, and then delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Luxor trip planner.

Drive from Aswan to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Deir el-Shelwit Temple ©
Deir el-Shelwit Temple

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): see Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hurghada online road trip planner .

You can take a bus from Luxor to Hurghada in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Hurghada when traveling from Luxor in December, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling
Parasailing & Paragliding

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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.
On the 22nd (Sun), get outside with Bibo Viaggi and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh day trip site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In December in Sharm El Sheikh, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling

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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 23rd (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Dahab trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling

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