8 days in Egypt Itinerary

8 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt vacation planner
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— 2 nights
— 1 night
Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights


Luxor — 2 nights

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 Avenue of Sphinxes and Medinet Habu. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tomb of Ramses VI and Karnak Open Air Museum. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Tomb of Merenptah, get advice or help at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, contemplate the long history of Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina), and pause for some photo ops at Obelisk of Thutmoses I.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Luxor trip planner.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Luxor is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Reykjavik to Luxor is 2 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Reykjavik in August, with highs in Luxor at 49°C and lows at 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Aswan.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Aswan — 1 night

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 other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, 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 catch the flight to Sharm El Sheikh.
Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Sharm El Sheikh — 3 nights

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.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh tour itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Aswan to Sharm El Sheikh in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, 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 fly back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches
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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.