8 days in Egypt Itinerary

8 days in Egypt Itinerary

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8 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Luxor
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h 30​min
2
Dahab
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Sharm El Sheikh
— 1 night
4
Cairo
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Johannesburg

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 7th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, then gain insight at ACE- Animal Care in Egypt, and finally appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, then delve into the distant past at Valley of the Kings, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Luxor online tour builder .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Luxor is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. In November, daytime highs in Luxor are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dahab.

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

1
night
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 9th (Sat), explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Hole and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Dahab trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Luxor to Dahab takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Traveling from Luxor in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Dahab, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): wander the streets of Na'ama Bay and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh trip builder site .

Drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, then explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary). On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, contemplate the long history of Great Sphinx, and then look for gifts at Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairo road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Cairo, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

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

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