8 days in Egypt Itinerary

8 days in Egypt Itinerary

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8 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  12 h
1
Luxor
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Cairo
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  1 h 45 min
3
Sharm El Sheikh
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Dahab
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Bangkok

2
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, then stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, and then appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Luxor trip planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Luxor is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Luxor when traveling from Bangkok in April, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
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ACE - Animal Care in Egypt ©
ACE - Animal Care in Egypt
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and then delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Pyramids of Giza, contemplate the long history of Great Sphinx, and then look for gifts at Sondos Papyrus.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Cairo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Luxor in April, expect nights in Cairo to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are slightly colder, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

1
night
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 22nd (Wed), make a trip to Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, get outside with SOHO Tennis & Squash center, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Sharm El Sheikh. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh ©
Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh

2
nights
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 23rd (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at WICKEDiCANDY and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Dahab day trip site.

Traveling by car from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Dahab sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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