6 days in Egypt Itinerary

6 days in Egypt Itinerary

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6 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Kinshasa
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  14​h 30​min
1
Luxor
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Cairo
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Kinshasa

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 1st (Wed): explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Luxor trip builder.

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo to Luxor is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of taxi and flight. The time zone difference moving from Western African Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Kinshasa in February, expect nights in Luxor to be much colder, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

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

1
night
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 3rd (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Shark's Bay Beach and then wander the streets of Na'ama Bay.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Luxor to Sharm El Sheikh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Luxor in February since evenings lows in Sharm El Sheikh dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old City (Coptic Cairo) and then explore the ancient world of Valley of the Whales (Wadi Al-Hitan). Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza and then look for gifts at Three Pyramids Bazaar.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairo itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and train from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in February; daily highs in Cairo reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Giza
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Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Coptic Cairo ©
Coptic Cairo

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