8 days in Egypt Itinerary

8 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Cairo
— 1 night
2
Dahab
— 1 night
3
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
4
Hurghada
— 1 night
5
Luxor
— 2 nights

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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 21st (Fri): examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and then delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Pyramids of Giza and then stroll around Al-Azhar Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cairo trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Cairo. August in Cairo sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

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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
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

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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 23rd (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Dahab online vacation planner.

Fly from Cairo to Dahab in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Cairo in August since evenings lows in Dahab dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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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 24th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at St Catherine Shop, take a stroll through Na'ama Bay, and then buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh vacation site.

Getting from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Sharm El Sheikh are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hurghada vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August in Hurghada, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching

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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 27th (Thu): get all the information you need at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, and then pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxor day trip planner.

Getting from Hurghada to Luxor by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. In August, daytime highs in Luxor are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
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ACE - Animal Care in Egypt ©
ACE - Animal Care in Egypt
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

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