8 days in Egypt Itinerary

8 days in Egypt Itinerary

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8 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Drive:  12​h 30​min
1
Dahab
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h
2
Cairo
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Luxor
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Hurghada
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 19th (Thu), view the masterpieces at WICKEDiCANDY and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Dahab trip builder site .

Mumbai, India to Dahab is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Dahab is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Mumbai in December, plan for slightly colder days in Dahab, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
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.
On the 20th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza, pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum and then delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cairo trip itinerary planning site .

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. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Dahab in December, with highs in Cairo at 24°C and lows at 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums

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

2
nights
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 22nd (Sun): make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, and then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. Here are some ideas for day two: gain insight at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak, and then pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Luxor trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Cairo to Luxor in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cairo in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Luxor: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can take a bus to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hurghada online vacation builder .

Traveling by bus from Luxor to Hurghada takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Luxor in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Hurghada, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hurghada

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

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