7 days in Egypt Itinerary

7 days in Egypt Itinerary

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7 days in Egypt Itinerary

Sharm El Sheikh
Fly:  1​h 45​min
Cairo
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Luxor
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
Dahab
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Sharm El Sheikh

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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 22nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Al-Azhar Park, and then delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

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Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo is an approximately 2-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in February; daily highs in Cairo reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Luxor.

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Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
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Al-Azhar Park

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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.
On the 23rd (Thu), get answers to all your questions at ACE- Animal Care in Egypt, delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, then pause for some photo ops at Obelisk of Thutmoses I, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Luxor Temple. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Medinet Habu, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, explore the ancient world of Valley of the Kings, then stop by Isis 2 Papyrus Museum, and finally look for gifts at Bait El Ainy.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Luxor trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Cairo to Luxor by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or drive. When traveling from Cairo in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Luxor, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Dahab.

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

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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 25th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then go deep with a submarine tour.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Luxor to Dahab takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or drive. Traveling from Luxor in February, Dahab is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

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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.
Spend the 26th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Na'ama Bay, don't miss a visit to Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral, and browse the different shops at SOHO Square.

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Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February in Sharm El Sheikh, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
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Shark's Bay Beach

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