8 days in Egypt Itinerary

8 days in Egypt Itinerary

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8 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Beirut
Fly:  2​h
1
Cairo
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Luxor
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h 30​min
3
Dahab
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Beirut

2
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, stroll around Al-Azhar Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Muhammad Ali.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cairo tour app .

Beirut, Lebanon to Cairo is an approximately 2-hour flight. You can also drive. In December in Cairo, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

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Side Trip

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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Luxor

Luxor ©
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 17th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Luxor Temple, delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, then get advice or help at ACE- Animal Care in Egypt, and finally appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, explore the ancient world of Valley of the Kings, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Luxor trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Cairo to Luxor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cairo in December, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Luxor: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

1
night
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Blue Hole and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Dahab online trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Luxor to Dahab in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Traveling from Luxor in December, Dahab is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole

2
nights
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 20th (Fri), shop like a local with Na'ama Bay and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Coptic Orthodox Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral, and then buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Sharm El Sheikh are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Shopping Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay

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