7 days in Egypt Itinerary

7 days in Egypt Itinerary

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7 days in Egypt Itinerary

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

2
days
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 16th (Thu): get all the information you need at ACE- Animal Care in Egypt, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, then take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Luxor Temple. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Isis Temple - Shelwit, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, and finally delve into the distant past at Medinet Habu.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxor trip planner.

Cairo to Luxor is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cairo in February: highs in Luxor hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): kick back and relax at Shark's Bay Beach and then wander the streets of Na'ama Bay.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh holiday planner.

You can fly from Luxor to Sharm El Sheikh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Luxor in February since evenings lows in Sharm El Sheikh dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cairo.

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach

3
days
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, contemplate the long history of Valley of the Whales (Wadi Al-Hitan), test your problem-solving skills at Lockedin, and admire the landmark architecture of Khan Al-Khalili.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in February, with highs in Cairo at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

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Side Trips

Giza, Valley of the Whales (Wadi Al-Hitan)
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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