8 days in Egypt Itinerary

8 days in Egypt Itinerary

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8 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Luxor
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Cairo
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Sharm El Sheikh
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Dahab
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
Luxor

Luxor ©
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 29th (Sat): make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, then see the interesting displays at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Colossi of Memnon, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, then delve into the distant past at Medinet Habu, and finally delve into the distant past at Luxor Temple.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxor holiday website .

New Delhi, India to Luxor is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New Delhi to Luxor due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 49°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairo.

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza, then pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx, and then admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mohamed Ali Mosque, and then steep yourself in history at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

Before you visit Cairo, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Cairo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, Cairo is a bit cooler than Luxor - with highs of 40°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

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

1
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 3rd (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh online holiday builder .

Getting from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 34°C in Sharm El Sheikh. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 4th (Thu), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Dahab trip builder site .

Drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Dahab, expect temperatures between 44°C during the day and 34°C at night. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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