8 days in Egypt Itinerary

8 days in Egypt Itinerary

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8 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Nagpur
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Hurghada
— 1 day
Bus + Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Luxor
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
Giza
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Nagpur

1
day
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.
On the 19th (Wed), have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience and then ride a horse along Habiba Horse.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hurghada driving holiday planner.

Nagpur, India to Hurghada is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Nagpur to Hurghada due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Nagpur in December: highs in Hurghada hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Shark Diving
Habiba Horse ©
Habiba Horse

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): wander the streets of Na'ama Bay, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Victims of Plane Crash of Boeing 737, then browse for treasures at St Catherine Shop, and finally tour the water at your own pace with Sheikh Coast Diving Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Coptic Church, then kick back and relax at Ras Um Sid, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh tour builder tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In December in Sharm El Sheikh, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid
Sheikh Coast Diving Center ©
Sheikh Coast Diving Center
Coptic Orthodox Church ©
Coptic Orthodox Church

2
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 22nd (Sat): delve into the distant past at Tomb of King Tutankhamun (Tut), then delve into the distant past at Valley of the Kings, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu, and finally contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Luxor Temple, browse the different shops at Habiba Gallery, then delve into the distant past at Avenue of Sphinxes, then explore the ancient world of Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina), and finally make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxor day trip planner.

You can fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in December since evenings lows in Luxor dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Giza.

Things to do in Luxor

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Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu
Avenue of Sphinxes ©
Avenue of Sphinxes
Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina) ©

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night
Giza

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
On the 24th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, contemplate the long history of Pyramids of Giza, and then delve into the distant past at Meidum Pyramid.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Giza online travel planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Luxor to Giza takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Luxor, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Giza, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Meidum Pyramid, The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Meidum Pyramid ©
Meidum Pyramid

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