8 days in Egypt Itinerary

8 days in Egypt Itinerary

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8 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik
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:  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 discover tucked-away gems like Tomb of Ramses III and Valley of the Nobles. Popular historic sites such as Tomb of Ramses VI and Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II) are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Avenue of Sphinxes, delve into the distant past at Medinet Habu, pause for some photo ops at Obelisk of Thutmoses I, and don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Luxor trip planner.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Luxor is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Reykjavik to Luxor due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Reykjavik in August, things will get much warmer in Luxor: highs are around 49°C and lows about 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums
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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), explore the ancient world of Qubbet el-Hawa, head off the coast to Elephantine Island, then examine the collection at Animalia, and finally take an in-depth tour of Nubian Museum.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Aswan online attractions planner .

You can drive from Luxor to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Aswan are 49°C, while nighttime lows are 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Aswan

Nature Museums Parks
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Elephantine Island ©
Elephantine Island
Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum
Animalia ©
Animalia

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): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ras Um Sid. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at St Catherine Shop, tour the depths of the sea with a submarine tour, and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh attractions planning website .

Getting from Aswan to Sharm El Sheikh by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Aswan in August, expect nights in Sharm El Sheikh to be about the same, around 34°C, while days are little chillier, around 45°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

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The Heavenly Cathedral ©
The Heavenly Cathedral
Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid
Al Mustafa Mosque ©
Al Mustafa Mosque

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