8 days in Egypt Itinerary

8 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt holiday planner
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Hurghada
— 1 day
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Cairo
— 3 nights
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Luxor
— 2 nights
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Dahab
— 1 night
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 1 night
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Hurghada — 1 day

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 1st (Sat), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hurghada online trip planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Hurghada is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Riyadh to Hurghada due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Hurghada, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can fly to Cairo.
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Cairo — 3 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Mamluk Jewellery and Bazaar, and contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cairo trip itinerary maker site.

Fly from Hurghada to Cairo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Hurghada in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Cairo: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Luxor.
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Luxor — 2 nights

A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the galleries of Nobles Art Gallery, delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, then get advice or help at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, and finally stroll the grounds of Tomb of Ramases IX. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple, then explore the galleries of Luxor Art Gallery, and then stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Luxor sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Cairo to Luxor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Cairo in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Dahab.
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Dahab — 1 night

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 7th (Fri), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Dahab online vacation planner.

You can fly from Luxor to Dahab in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Luxor in October, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Dahab: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.
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Sharm El Sheikh — 1 night

City of Peace

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 8th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh road trip app.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Sharm El Sheikh are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Egypt travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Historic Sites · Ruins
Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.
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