7 days in Egypt Itinerary

7 days in Egypt Itinerary

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7 days in Egypt Itinerary

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

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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 25th (Fri): make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, then stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, and then steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, then examine the collection at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Luxor Temple.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Luxor online vacation planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Luxor. In October, daily temperatures in Luxor can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Hurghada.

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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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.
On the 27th (Sun), zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hurghada online day trip planner .

You can take a bus from Luxor to Hurghada in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In October, daily temperatures in Hurghada can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): make a trip to Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, then head outdoors with SOHO Tennis & Squash center, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh travel route builder site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In October in Sharm El Sheikh, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh ©
Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh

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night
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at WICKEDiCANDY and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Dahab tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Dahab, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza, steep yourself in history at Great Sphinx, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum and then contemplate the long history of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cairo tour planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Dahab to Cairo in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dahab in October, Cairo is little chillier at night with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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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