7 days in Egypt Itinerary

7 days in Egypt Itinerary

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7 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Cairo
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Hurghada
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Luxor
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Athens

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): make a trip to Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Sondos Papyrus, explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza, then pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx, and finally view the masterpieces at Oum El Dounia Gallery.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairo online driving holiday planner .

Athens, Greece to Cairo is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. In February, Cairo is a bit warmer than Athens - with highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): head outdoors with SOHO Tennis & Squash center, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then browse for treasures at St Catherine Shop.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh attractions 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 February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sharm El Sheikh, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Hurghada

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 13th (Thu): glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hurghada trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Hurghada. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Parasailing & Paragliding
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

2
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
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 14th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, and then delve into the distant past at Luxor Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Gaddis & Co., then explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, and then gain insight at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Luxor online itinerary planner .

Take a bus from Hurghada to Luxor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Hurghada in February, Luxor is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Shopping
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Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

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