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.
On the 8th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak, get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, then explore the ancient world of Avenue of Sphinxes, and finally explore the ancient world of Luxor Temple. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abu El-Hagag Mosque, delve into the distant past at Medinet Habu, then stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Luxor vacation builder.

Cairo to Luxor is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or drive. When traveling from Cairo in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Luxor

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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

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 10th (Mon), stroll through Shark's Bay Beach, then make a trip to Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, and then kick back and relax at Na'ama Bay. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Luxor to Sharm El Sheikh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or drive. When traveling from Luxor in April, plan for slightly colder days in Sharm El Sheikh, with highs around 36°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

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Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
Scuba & Snorkeling
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 some cultural insight at Egyptian Antiquities Museum and Old City (Coptic Cairo). Get some historical perspective at Pyramids of Giza and Valley of the Whales (Wadi Al-Hitan). There's more to do: wander the streets of Islamic Cairo and admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary).

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairo tour planner.

You can fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Cairo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Valley of the Whales (Wadi Al-Hitan), Pyramids of Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Old City (Coptic Cairo) ©
Old City (Coptic Cairo)
Islamic Cairo ©
Islamic Cairo

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