8 days in Egypt Itinerary

8 days in Egypt Itinerary

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8 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Moscow
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Cairo
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Luxor
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sharm El Sheikh
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Dahab
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Moscow

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): walk around Al-Azhar Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza, contemplate the long history of Great Sphinx, and then admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary).

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cairo trip itinerary planning app .

Moscow, Russia to Cairo is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Moscow to Cairo is minus 1 hour. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Moscow in February; daily highs in Cairo reach 25°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

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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 23rd (Sat): explore the ancient world of Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, then gain insight at ACE- Animal Care in Egypt, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, delve into the distant past at Luxor Temple, then delve into the distant past at Medinet Habu, and finally pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Queen Nefertari.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Luxor vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Luxor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in February, expect nights in Luxor to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

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

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 25th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh route tool .

Getting from Luxor to Sharm El Sheikh by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Luxor in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sharm El Sheikh, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Dahab online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole

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