9 days in Egypt Itinerary

9 days in Egypt Itinerary

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9 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Dammam
Fly + Drive:  12​h 30​min
1
Dahab
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Hurghada
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Luxor
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Cairo
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Dammam

1
night
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Hole and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Dahab day trip tool .

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Dahab is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Dammam to Dahab is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Dammam in August: highs in Dahab hover around 45°C, while lows dip to 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): wander the streets of Na'ama Bay and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Sharm El Sheikh trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Sharm El Sheikh are 45°C, while nighttime lows are 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay

2
nights
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 28th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hurghada journey planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 1.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or drive. In August in Hurghada, expect temperatures between 45°C during the day and 33°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins
Parasailing & Paragliding

1
night
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
On the 30th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Tomb of Ramses VI, delve into the distant past at Valley of the Kings, then delve into the distant past at Luxor Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Luxor trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by bus from Hurghada to Luxor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 49°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, stroll around Al-Azhar Park, look for gifts at Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, and shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cairo trip builder site .

Fly from Luxor to Cairo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Luxor, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cairo, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Giza
Highlights from your plan
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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