5 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Sharm El Sheikh
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Luxor — 1 day

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 6th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, then stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, then appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak.

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Lagos, Nigeria to Luxor is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lagos to Luxor. When traveling from Lagos in July, plan for warmer days in Luxor, with highs around 48°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Sharm El Sheikh.
Historic Sites
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Sharm El Sheikh — 1 night

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 7th (Sun): buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square and then take a stroll through Na'ama Bay.

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Traveling by flight from Luxor to Sharm El Sheikh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. When traveling from Luxor in July, plan for slightly colder days in Sharm El Sheikh, with highs around 44°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can fly to Cairo.
Shopping · Nature · Parks · Outdoors
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Cairo — 2 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

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 8th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, take in the exciting artwork at Oum El Dounia Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Pyramids of Giza, and finally stop by Fair Trade Egypt. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre, then appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, and then shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili.

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You can fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in July; daily highs in Cairo reach 41°C and lows reach 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums
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Egypt travel guide

Scuba & Snorkeling · Historic Sites · Ruins
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.