8 days in Egypt Itinerary

8 days in Egypt Itinerary

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8 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Luxor
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Hurghada
— 2 nights
3
Giza
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
4
Cairo
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: London

2
nights
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 27th (Mon): make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, and then delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, then examine the collection at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum, and then appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Luxor travel route planning app .

London, UK to Luxor is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. Traveling from London in January, expect nights in Luxor to be a bit warmer, around 8°C, while days are much hotter, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Hurghada.

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

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Mosque El Mina Masjid, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hurghada trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by bus from Luxor to Hurghada takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Luxor in January, Hurghada is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Giza.

Things to do in Hurghada

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hurghada Marina ©
Hurghada Marina

1
night
Giza

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
On the 31st (Fri), delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza, then appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, and then view the masterpieces at Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Giza travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Hurghada to Giza in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Hurghada in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Giza: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Cairo.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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.
On the 1st (Sat), delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Muhammad Ali. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum and then shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cairo trip planner.

Cairo is just a short distance from Giza. In January in Cairo, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Khan Al-Khalili ©
Khan Al-Khalili

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