8 days in Egypt Itinerary

8 days in Egypt Itinerary

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1
Luxor
— 1 night
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
3
Cairo
— 3 nights

1
night
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, thenpause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu, thendelve into the distant past at Tomb of Queen Nefertari, and finally stop by Habiba hand Weaving.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Luxor journey planner.

Manchester, UK to Luxor is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Manchester to Luxor, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in April: high temperatures in Luxor hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, browse the different shops at SOHO Square, take a stroll through Na'ama Bay, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at St Catherine Shop.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh day trip planner.

You can fly from Luxor to Sharm El Sheikh in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Luxor in April, you will find days in Sharm El Sheikh are slightly colder (°C), and nights are a bit warmer (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Pyramids of Giza and Coptic Cairo. Get a sense of the local culture at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Oum El Dounia Gallery. Step out of Cairo with an excursion to Great Sphinx in Giza--about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, stop by Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, and contemplate the long history of Mosque of Muhammad Ali.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cairo route planner.

Traveling by flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Cairo when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in April, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

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

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