5 days in Egypt Itinerary

5 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Giza
— 1 night
Fly
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Luxor
— 1 night
Fly
3
Dahab
— 1 night
Drive
4
Sharm El Sheikh
— 1 night
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Giza

— 1 night
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
On the 1st (Fri), examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and then get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx, then delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza, and then explore the activities along Nile River.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Giza day trip planning website.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Giza is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in October; daily highs in Giza reach 35°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Luxor.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

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Luxor

— 1 night
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
On the 3rd (Sun), explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, then stop by Habiba Gallery, and then get answers to all your questions at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Luxor tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Giza to Luxor by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Giza in October: highs in Luxor hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Dahab.

Things to do in Luxor

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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 4th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Dahab driving holiday planning tool.

You can fly from Luxor to Dahab in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Luxor in October, expect nights in Dahab to be somewhat warmer, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

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Sharm El Sheikh

— 1 night

City of Peace

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 5th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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

You can drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

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Egypt travel guide

4.5
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.