8 days in Egypt Itinerary

8 days in Egypt Itinerary

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— 2 nights
— 2 nights
Sharm El Sheikh
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Bus to Sharm El-Sheikh, Fly to Moscow


Cairo — 2 nights

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 20th (Wed): stroll around Al-Azhar Park. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza, appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, and then admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary).

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairo trip itinerary maker.

Moscow, Russia to Cairo is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Moscow to Cairo due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Moscow in February; daily highs in Cairo reach 25°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Luxor.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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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 23rd (Sat): delve into the distant past at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, then get advice or help at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, and finally contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, then pause for some photo ops 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 more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Luxor trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Cairo to Luxor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Cairo in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Sharm El Sheikh.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Sharm El Sheikh — 1 night

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

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh online trip planner.

Getting from Luxor to Sharm El Sheikh by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Luxor in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sharm El Sheikh, with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dahab.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Dahab — 2 nights

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 26th (Tue), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Dahab day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Dahab, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
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Egypt travel guide

Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Monuments
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.