6 days in Egypt Itinerary

6 days in Egypt Itinerary

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6 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Sharm El Sheikh
— Few hours
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Hurghada
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Luxor
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Cairo
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Dubai

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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.
On the 19th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Na'ama Bay and then browse for treasures at St Catherine Shop.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh travel itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Dubai to Sharm El Sheikh, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in October, things will get slightly colder in Sharm El Sheikh: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Shopping Nature Neighborhoods
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Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay

1
night
Hurghada

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 20th (Sun): examine the collection at Sand City, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hurghada trip builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In October in Hurghada, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): delve into the distant past at Tomb of Ramses VI, then explore the ancient world of Valley of the Kings, then take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Medinet Habu, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, then view the masterpieces at El Daly Gallery, and finally delve into the distant past at Luxor Temple.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Luxor trip itinerary website .

Take a bus from Hurghada to Luxor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Luxor sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

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nights
Cairo

Cairo ©
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.
On the 23rd (Wed), appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, contemplate the long history of Pyramids of Giza, and then admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary). Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Muhammad Ali.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Cairo travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Cairo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Luxor in October, plan for little chillier days in Cairo, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums

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Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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