8 days in Egypt Itinerary

8 days in Egypt Itinerary

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

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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 16th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and then don't miss a visit to Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cairo trip itinerary builder app.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Cairo is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, daytime highs in Cairo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Museums Historic Sites
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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay ©
Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): get answers to all your questions at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, thendelve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, and then appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxor trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Luxor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cairo in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Luxor, with highs around °C, while nights are little chillier with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
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ACE - Animal Care in Egypt ©
ACE - Animal Care in Egypt
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

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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 19th (Thu): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hurghada trip planning website.

You can take a bus from Luxor to Hurghada in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Luxor in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Hurghada. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Tours Outdoors 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 21st (Sat), see the top attractions with Bibo Viaggi and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see Off-Road Tours, thentake a stroll through Na'ama Bay, thenpick up a one of a kind souvenir at St Catherine Shop, and finally ponder the design of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh driving holiday planner.

Getting from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In December in Sharm El Sheikh, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °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

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

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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): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Dahab online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Dahab, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dahab

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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