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Egypt Itinerary 8 Days: Spend Top 8 Days in Egypt

Egypt Itinerary 8 Days

Welcome to an unforgettable journey through the land of pharaohs, pyramids, and timeless mystique. In this comprehensive 8-day itinerary, we invite you to explore the captivating wonders of Egypt, where history and modernity converge in a mesmerizing tapestry. From the iconic pyramids of Giza to the bustling streets of Cairo, embark on a voyage that promises to immerse you in the rich heritage and cultural treasures of this enigmatic land.

Day 1: Arrival in Cairo

When you get to Cairo Airport in the evening, you should start planning for your 8 days in Egypt. You can relax and enjoy a dinner cruise on the Nile while watching a show of traditional tannoura dance and folk belly dancing. Then we go back to the hotel to spend the night there.

Day 2: Cairo Tour (The Egyptian Museum, El-Azhar Mosque, and The Khan El-Khalili )

Egypt Itinerary 8 Days

The best way to start a trip to Cairo is by going to the famous Egyptian Museum. There are two floors in the museum. On the first floor, you can see more minor things like the fantastic treasure from the tomb of Tutankhamun. On the ground floor, you can notice primarily statues. But both floors of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo are beautiful and should be seen in full.

Visit the beautiful Al-Azhar mosque after going to the Egyptian Museum (you can also enter). If you don’t mind crowds, noise, and chaos, the famous souq of Khan El-Khalili, Cairo’s primary market, is a great place to visit. It is the center of the Egyptian metropolis and is always full of tourists and Egyptians. Get lost in the different bazaars, where you can find anything, and buy some beautiful local handicrafts by negotiating the price repeatedly.

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Day 3: Giza Tour

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After a delicious mint tea breakfast, head to the Giza Pyramids Complex, only 15 km from Cairo. Here, you will be amazed by the beauty and power of the three pyramids: Cheops, Khafre, and Menkaure. Cheops pyramid is one of the seven wonders of the world. On the Giza plateau, you can also see the Sphinx, which was put there to protect the valley, and the necropolis, which is impressive because of how mysterious it is. You can also go inside the pyramids. Take a taxi in the afternoon to the airport in Cairo, where you’ll catch a flight to Aswan.

Day 4: Aswan

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On the fourth day of your trip to Egypt, you will go to Aswan, the beautiful capital of Upper Egypt. You can look at the High Dam and power plant, one of the most impressive artificial structures built in recent times.

In Aswan, you can also see the beautiful Temple of Philae and take a relaxing ride on a felucca, a typical local boat, around the large island, which is about a kilometer and a half long and has palm groves and lovely gardens.

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Day 5: (Abu Simble, Kom Ombo, and Edfu Temples)

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You can take a bus from Aswan to Abu Simbel in three hours. There, you’ll find the rock temple of Abu Simbel, which was Ramses II’s most important work.

Abu Simbel Temple is magnificent. The four 20-meter-tall statues of the pharaoh sitting at the entrance, carved into the rock, will amaze you. The Small Temple of Hathor and Nefertari is also worth seeing at Abu Simbel. At the end of the tour, take a bus back to Aswan and get on the Nile to head to Kom Ombo. There, you can visit the temples of Haroeris, the falcon god (the left side of the temple is dedicated to him), and Sobek, the crocodile god (to whom the right side is consecrated). The temple is made up of two different temples that are joined together.

Day 6: Luxor City

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After spending the night on the ship or in a hotel, you can stop in Edfu in the morning to see the Edfu temple dedicated to the falcon god Horus. Even this temple, one of the best preserved in Egypt, won’t disappoint you. It was built during the Ptolemaic period and is the second-largest pharaonic temple after Karnak. The entrance is stunning and grand. Then you can keep going to Esna, a farming town and a major center of the Coptic religion. The temple to the god Khnum with a ram’s head is also from the time of the Ptolemies. Continue your journey in Egypt towards Luxor, the ancient Thebes.

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Day 7: Luxor Tour (Karnak Temples – Colossi of Memnon – Valley of the Queens – Valley of the Kings)

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On the east side of the Nile are the temples of Karnak and Luxor, and on the west side is the Theban graveyard, a cemetery. The Colossi of Memnon, which are two monolithic statues more than 15 meters tall, the beautiful outside of the Temple of Ramesses III, the Valley of the Queens (with 80 tombs of the queens, including the tomb of Nefertari), and the fact that it is close to the Valley of the Kings, which is one of Egypt’s most famous sites and has the tombs of 63 of the kingdom’s rulers, will all keep you interested.

The temple of Karnak and the temple of Luxor are two more places that show how beautiful and powerful the pharaohs were. The Theban divine triad, made up of the gods Amon, Mut, and Khonsu, is honored at the Luxor temple. Two statues of granite more than ten meters tall show a seated Ramses II standing at the entrance to the temple. The largest pharaonic temple in Egypt is the Karnak temple, also called the Great Temple of Ammon.

Day 8: The End of your Itinerary

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Enjoy your last breakfast in the land of the pharaohs. Then, you’ll go to the airport to end your 8-day trip in Egypt and send you home with the best memories.

Is Egypt a safe place to visit?

Egypt is the only place you can go that makes you richer because of its great historical sites and unique culture. Still, one crucial question can be asked. Is it safe to go to Egypt in 2023? When is the best time to go? Yes, Egypt is entirely safe.

Egypt has the most extended history of any country in the world. It is known as “the cradle of civilization.” It is also called “The Land of the Pharaohs” because it has been around since the Egyptian Pharaohs. People from all over the world came to Egypt to see how great the pharaohs were and the fantastic places they built.

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