7 days in Egypt Itinerary

7 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt trip planner

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Sharm El Sheikh
— 1 day
Drive
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Dahab
— 1 night
Fly
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Luxor
— 1 night
Bus
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Hurghada
— 2 nights
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Giza
— 2 nights
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Sharm El Sheikh

— 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh trip builder tool.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Jeddah to Sharm El Sheikh is minus 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 44°C, and evening lows to 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Dahab.

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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.
On the 25th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dahab trip planner.

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Dahab are 44°C, while nighttime lows are 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Luxor.

Things to do in Dahab

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple and then steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Luxor trip website.

Traveling by flight from Dahab to Luxor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Dahab, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Luxor, ranging from highs of 48°C to lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

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Hurghada

— 2 nights
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.
On the 27th (Tue), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina and then relax and rejuvenate at Planet Spa at Baron Palace Resort Sahl Hasheesh.

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You can take a bus from Luxor to Hurghada in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Hurghada can reach 45°C, while at night they dip to 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to fly to Giza.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Baths
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Giza

— 2 nights
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
On the 29th (Thu), see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx and then delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Giza holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Hurghada to Giza takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Hurghada in July, things will get slightly colder in Giza: highs are around 41°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

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Egypt travel guide

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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.