8 days in Egypt Itinerary

8 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt trip planner

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Drive to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Fly to Cairo International Airport, Drive to Giza
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Giza
— 3 nights
Bus
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 1 day
Ferry
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Hurghada
— 2 nights
Fly to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Drive to Winston Salem

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Giza

— 3 nights
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx. Get some cultural insight at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Greek Orthodox Church of St. George (Mari Girgis). Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, stop by Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, walk around Al-Azhar Park, and explore the activities along Nile River.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Giza online trip builder.

Winston Salem, USA to Giza is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Winston Salem to Giza is 7 hours. Traveling from Winston Salem in December, expect Giza to be somewhat warmer, temps between 69°F and 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Giza

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 1:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): see majestic marine mammals with My sharm adventure and then wander the streets of Na'ama Bay.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh online attractions planner.

You can fly from Giza to Sharm El Sheikh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Giza in January, things will get a bit warmer in Sharm El Sheikh: highs are around 72°F and lows about 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Shopping · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then soak in style at Turkish baths.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hurghada trip planner.

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 January, Hurghada is a bit cooler at night with lows of 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas
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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.