9 days in Egypt Itinerary

9 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Fly
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Cairo
— 3 nights
Fly
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Luxor
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Dahab
— 1 night
Drive
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara) and Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, browse the exhibits of Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre, and get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours.

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Bucharest, Romania to Cairo is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. In April, Cairo is somewhat warmer than Bucharest - with highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

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 5th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, then stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, and then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. Keep things going the next day: get all the information you need at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, then contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak, and then explore the ancient world of Luxor Temple.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxor trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Cairo to Luxor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairo in April, expect nights in Luxor to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 41°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites

Dahab

— 1 night
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Dahab vacation website.

You can fly from Luxor to Dahab in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Luxor, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Dahab, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
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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.
On the 8th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh tour builder website.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Sharm El Sheikh are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Egypt travel guide

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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.