8 days in Egypt Itinerary

8 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt trip itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
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Giza
— 4 nights
Drive
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Alexandria
— 2 nights
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Giza

— 4 nights
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Get outdoors at Horseback Riding Tours and Nile River. Explore hidden gems such as Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary) and The Coptic Museum. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Greek Orthodox Church of St. George (Mari Girgis), pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx, and explore the ancient world of Giza Plateau.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Giza online route planner.

New Delhi, India to Giza is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Giza, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in December, expect nights in Giza to be somewhat warmer, around 14°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Alexandria.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

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Alexandria

— 2 nights

Mediterranean's Bride

Known for its turbulent and eventful past, the port city of Alexandria retains a historic charm and atmosphere, boasting thousands of years of Egypt's cultural heritage.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to El Kobba El Samaweya and St. Catherine's Cathedral. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bibliotheca Alexandrina and Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Fort Qaitbey, visit ElMadina Arts, buy something for everyone on your list at Orouba Mall, and look for gifts at CREDO.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Alexandria trip planner.

Traveling by car from Giza to Alexandria takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Alexandria are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Alexandria

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Egypt travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Monuments
Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.