8 days in Egypt Itinerary

8 days in Egypt Itinerary

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8 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Cairo
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Cairo
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h
2
Dahab
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Hurghada
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 30​min
5
Luxor
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Cairo

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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 1st (Fri): explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza, then appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili and then see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairo travel planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Cairo. In November, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

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Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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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 3rd (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Dahab trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Cairo to Dahab in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Dahab. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas

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nights
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 4th (Mon): head outdoors with Bibo Viaggi and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Sharm El Sheikh are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
Off-Road Tours

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night
Hurghada

Originally a small fishing town on the Red Sea coast, Hurghada developed into Egypt's premier beach destination thanks to its year-round sunny weather and world-class dive sites.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hurghada day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Hurghada, with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Parasailing & Paragliding
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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nights
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 7th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, and then delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, then see the interesting displays at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Luxor Temple.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Luxor trip planner.

You can take a bus from Hurghada to Luxor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Hurghada in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Luxor, with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

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