8 days in Egypt Itinerary

8 days in Egypt Itinerary

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1
Alexandria
— Few hours
2
Cairo
— 1 night
3
Aswan
— 1 night
4
Luxor
— 1 night
5
Hurghada
— 2 nights
6
Sharm El Sheikh
— 1 night
7
Dahab
— 1 night

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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, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Catherine's Cathedral, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Alexandria sightseeing planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Alexandria is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Riyadh to Alexandria. In December, daily temperatures in Alexandria can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive 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 see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairo road trip planning app.

You can drive from Alexandria to Cairo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Cairo

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

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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): step off the mainland to explore Elephantine Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Philae Temple, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Aswan planner.

You can fly from Cairo to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Cairo in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Aswan, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, thendelve into the distant past at Valley of the Kings, and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Luxor trip planner.

You can drive from Aswan to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daytime highs in Luxor are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hurghada vacation planner.

Traveling by bus from Luxor to Hurghada takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Luxor in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Hurghada, with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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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), see the top attractions with Bibo Viaggi and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh trip builder site.

You can drive from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. 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
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bibo Viaggi ©
Bibo Viaggi

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night
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Dahab trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Dahab can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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