8 days in Egypt Itinerary

8 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt holiday planner

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Sharm El Sheikh
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Giza
— 2 nights
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Luxor
— 3 nights
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Sharm El Sheikh

— 2 nights

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 27th (Mon): browse the exhibits of St Catherine Shop, kick back and relax at Ras Um Sid, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral. On the next day, relax and rejuvenate at Omkara Yoga School, then don't miss a visit to Al Mustafa Mosque, and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh online vacation maker.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Sharm El Sheikh is minus 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Giza.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

Giza

— 2 nights
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, then delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza, then take in the exciting artwork at Oum El Dounia Gallery, and finally explore the activities along Nile River.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Giza itinerary planner.

You can fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Giza in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in December, expect Giza to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Luxor.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

Luxor

— 3 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
On the 31st (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak, and then look for gifts at Gaddis & Co.. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum, then delve into the distant past at Tomb of King Tutankhamun (Tut), then stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, and finally make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Luxor trip maker website.

Fly from Giza to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Giza in December, you will find days in Luxor are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are little chillier (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:

Egypt travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Monuments
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.