8 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Cairo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Dahab
— 1 night
Fly
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Luxor
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hurghada
— 1 night
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Giza (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, explore the activities along Nile River, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairo online day trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Cairo. December in Cairo sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Dahab.
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Dahab — 1 night

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Dahab online holiday builder.

Getting from Cairo to Dahab by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cairo in December: high temperatures in Dahab hover around 28°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Luxor.
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Luxor — 3 nights

A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Spend the 29th (Thu) floating through the air with a balloon tour. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu, look for gifts at Isis 2 Papyrus Museum, and don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple.

To see photos and tourist information, read our Luxor day trip planner.

You can fly from Dahab to Luxor in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Dahab in December, Luxor is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hurghada.
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Hurghada — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hurghada trip builder tool.

You can drive from Luxor to Hurghada in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Luxor in December since evenings lows in Hurghada dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Egypt travel guide

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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.
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