8 days in Egypt Itinerary

8 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt holiday planner
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Giza
— 2 nights
Fly
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Luxor
— 2 nights
Fly
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Dahab
— 1 night
Drive
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 1 night
Taxi to Sharm el-Sheikh, Fly to Hurghada
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Hurghada
— 1 night
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Giza — 2 nights

Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Attractions like The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Pyramids of Giza make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, stop by Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, and contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Giza online tour planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Giza is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Amsterdam in February, expect nights in Giza to be a bit warmer, around 13°C, while days are much warmer, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Luxor.
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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 21st (Mon): get advice or help at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, then delve into the distant past at Valley of the Kings, and then look for gifts at Habiba Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple and then contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxor road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Giza to Luxor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Giza in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Luxor, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to fly to Dahab.
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Dahab — 1 night

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Dahab trip builder tool.

You can fly from Luxor to Dahab in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Luxor in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 18°C in Dahab. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.
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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 24th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh travel route planner.

Drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Sharm El Sheikh are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Hurghada.
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Hurghada — 1 night

Originally a small fishing town on the Red Sea coast, Hurghada developed into Egypt's premier beach destination thanks to its year-round sunny weather and world-class dive sites.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hurghada trip maker.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in February, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Hurghada. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Egypt travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Historic Sites · Ruins
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.
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