7 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Sharm El Sheikh
— 1 night
Taxi to Sharm el-Sheikh, Fly to Hurghada
— 1 night
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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 12th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Shark's Bay Beach. On the next day, browse for treasures at St Catherine Shop, stroll through Ras Um Sid, and then wander the streets of Na'ama Bay.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh tour itinerary planning site.

London, UK to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Traveling from London in March, things will get much hotter in Sharm El Sheikh: highs are around 32°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Hurghada.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping
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Hurghada — 1 night

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 14th (Tue), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hurghada trip website.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in March, Hurghada is a bit cooler at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Luxor.
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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 15th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, examine the collection at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Valley of the Kings.

Start your trip to Luxor by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Hurghada to Luxor takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Cairo.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Cairo — 3 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

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.
Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Nile River. Get some historical perspective at Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx. Step out of Cairo with an excursion to Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids in Saqqara--about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, stop by Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, and indulge in some personalized pampering at AG Massage Company.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cairo day trip site.

You can fly from Luxor to Cairo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Luxor, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cairo, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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Egypt travel guide

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.