8 days in Egypt Itinerary

8 days in Egypt Itinerary

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8 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Cairo
— 3 nights
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Luxor
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: London

3
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.
Pyramids of Giza and Coptic Cairo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Do your shopping at Khan Al-Khalili and Yadawee Egyptian Handicrafts. Go for a jaunt from Cairo to Giza to see Great Sphinx about 34 minutes away. There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids and examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cairo vacation builder .

London, UK to Cairo is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Cairo reach 24°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

2
nights
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 25th (Wed), explore the activities along Na'ama Bay, ponder the design of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, and then buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Ras Um Sid, kick back and relax at Shark's Bay Beach, and then look for gifts at Mall Darya.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh online tour itinerary maker .

You can fly from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in December, things will get a bit warmer in Sharm El Sheikh: highs are around 28°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

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

2
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
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 27th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Tomb of Ramses VI, then stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, then delve into the distant past at Luxor Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, delve into the distant past at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, then delve into the distant past at Medinet Habu, and finally delve into the distant past at Tomb of Queen Nefertari.

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Traveling by flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Luxor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in December since evenings lows in Luxor dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
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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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