8 days in Egypt Itinerary

8 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Reykjavik
Shuttle + Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Luxor
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Aswan
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
3
Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  13 h 30 min
End: Reykjavik

2
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Medinet Habu and Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Avenue of Sphinxes and Tomb of Ramses III. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Tomb of Ramses VI, contemplate the long history of Howard Carter House, gain insight at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, and make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Luxor trip planner.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Luxor is an approximately 13- hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Reykjavik to Luxor. Traveling from Reykjavik in August, things will get much hotter in Luxor: highs are around 49°C and lows about 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

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Avenue of Sphinxes ©
Avenue of Sphinxes
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu
Tomb of Ramses VI
Tomb of Ramses VI

1
night
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
On the 19th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Qubbet el-Hawa, then step off the mainland to explore Elephantine Island, then examine the collection at Animalia, and finally take an in-depth tour of Nubian Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Aswan trip tool.

You can drive from Luxor to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Aswan can reach 50°C, while at night they dip to 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Aswan

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Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum
Animalia ©
Animalia
Qubbet el-Hawa ©
Qubbet el-Hawa

3
nights
Sharm El Sheikh

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral and then stroll through Ras Um Sid. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at St Catherine Shop, then tour the depths of the sea with a submarine tour, and then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh tour itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Aswan to Sharm El Sheikh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Aswan in August, plan for slightly colder days in Sharm El Sheikh, with highs around 45°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 35°C. On the 22nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

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Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid
Shark Diving
The Heavenly Cathedral ©
The Heavenly Cathedral

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