9 days in Egypt Itinerary

9 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Dahab
— 1 night
Fly
3
Luxor
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Cairo
— 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.
Spend the 21st (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, stop by Secret Of Egypt, get outside with SOHO Tennis & Squash center, and ponder the design of Soho Square Dancing Fountain.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh online day trip planner.

Ankara, Turkey to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ankara to Sharm El Sheikh. Traveling from Ankara in April, things will get warmer in Sharm El Sheikh: highs are around 36°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping

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 23rd (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Dahab route planning site.

You can drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Dahab are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Luxor

— 2 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Medinet Habu, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, and then don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple. Keep things going the next day: get answers to all your questions at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, and then explore the ancient world of Luxor Temple.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxor trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Dahab to Luxor takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Dahab, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Luxor, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites

Cairo

— 3 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 26th (Mon): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx, then look for gifts at Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, then contemplate the long history of Pyramids of Giza, and then stroll around Al-Azhar Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cairo trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Luxor to Cairo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Luxor in April, you will find days in Cairo are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.