8 days in Egypt Itinerary

8 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
2
Dahab
— 2 nights
3
Marsa Alam
— 1 night
4
Cairo
— 2 nights

2
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.
You've now added Sinai Safari Adventures to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Shark's Bay Beach and then fly like a bird with Sinai Safari Adventures.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh trip planner.

Paris, France to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paris to Sharm El Sheikh due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in May; daily highs in Sharm El Sheikh reach 40°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach

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nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 9th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Dahab trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Dahab can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Marsa Alam

Marsa Alam ©
The opening of an international airport and subsequent development of hotels and resorts boosted tourism in Marsa Alam, a town on Egypt's Red Sea coast known for its world-class diving spots.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Marsa Alam tour itinerary planning site.

You can do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight from Dahab to Marsa Alam in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. May in Marsa Alam sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Wildlife · Parks
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Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef ©
Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef

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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 12th (Sat): stroll around Al-Azhar Park and then take a stroll through Islamic Cairo. On the next day, take a stroll through Zamalek (Gezira Island) and then pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairo day trip planning site.

You can fly from Marsa Alam to Cairo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Cairo when traveling from Marsa Alam in May, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Great Sphinx
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Islamic Cairo ©
Islamic Cairo
Zamalek (Gezira Island) ©
Zamalek (Gezira Island)
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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