8 days in Egypt Itinerary

8 days in Egypt Itinerary

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8 days in Egypt Itinerary

Sharm El Sheikh
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Luxor
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Cairo
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Sharm El Sheikh

2
days
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 21st (Tue): delve into the distant past at Luxor Temple, get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Avenue of Sphinxes. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abu El-Hagag Mosque, explore the ancient world of Medinet Habu, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, and finally appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari.

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Sharm El Sheikh to Luxor is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Luxor when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in February, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

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Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple

4
days
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Islamic Cairo, partake in some friendly competition at Lockedin, examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, and stroll through Al-Azhar Park.

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You can fly from Luxor to Cairo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or drive. While traveling from Luxor, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cairo, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Sightseeing Historic Sites Neighborhoods

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Giza, Valley of the Whales (Wadi Al-Hitan)
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Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx
Egyptian Antiquities Museum

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): kick back and relax at Shark's Bay Beach, take a stroll through Na'ama Bay, and then explore and take pictures at Ghibli Raceway. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Aqua Blue Water Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ras Um Sid, and then pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Victims of Plane Crash of Boeing 737.

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Traveling by flight from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cairo in February: high temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh hover around 29°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

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Na'ama Bay
Shark's Bay Beach
Ras Um Sid

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