8 days in Hurghada, Luxor & Cairo Itinerary

8 days in Hurghada, Luxor & Cairo Itinerary

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8 days in Hurghada, Luxor & Cairo Itinerary

Start: Sofia
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Hurghada
— 1 day
bus:  4​h 15​min
2
Luxor
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Cairo
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Sofia

1
day
Hurghada

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): deepen your understanding of the past and present with Egypt Tours Portal Day Trips and then take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hurghada sightseeing planner .

Sofia, Bulgaria to Hurghada is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sofia in December, expect Hurghada to be much hotter, temps between 29°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Egypt Tours Portal Day Trips ©
Egypt Tours Portal Day Trips
Hurghada Marina ©
Hurghada Marina

3
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Luxor is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Luxor Temple.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Luxor trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Hurghada to Luxor takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Luxor when traveling from Hurghada in December, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, wander the streets of Islamic Cairo, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary).

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cairo day trip website .

Getting from Luxor to Cairo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Luxor in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Cairo, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

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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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