8 days in Egypt Itinerary

8 days in Egypt Itinerary

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8 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
train + Fly:  17​h
1
Luxor
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h 30​min
2
Dahab
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Sharm El Sheikh
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Cairo
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  15​h
End: Philadelphia

1
night
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, then stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, then explore and take pictures at ACE- Animal Care in Egypt, and finally contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, then explore the ancient world of Luxor Temple, then explore the ancient world of Medinet Habu, and finally explore the ancient world of Tomb of Queen Nefertari.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Luxor journey planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Luxor is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Luxor. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Philadelphia in March: high temperatures in Luxor hover around 86°F and lows are around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Dahab.

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

1
day
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 14th (Thu), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Luxor to Dahab in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. While traveling from Luxor, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Dahab, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
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 15th (Fri), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Sharm El Sheikh, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

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Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
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). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River, and contemplate the long history of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cairo online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 58°F in Cairo. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

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Giza
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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

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