9 days in Egypt Itinerary

9 days in Egypt Itinerary

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9 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Bremen
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  11​h 45​min
1
Dahab
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​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:  2​h 45​min
5
Cairo
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Bremen

1
night
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 13th (Fri), Head underground at Blue Hole and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dahab sightseeing planning tool .

Bremen, Germany to Dahab is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bremen to Dahab. Traveling from Bremen in December, things will get much hotter in Dahab: highs are around 28°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) 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 14th (Sat): wander the streets of Na'ama Bay and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh trip planning site .

Getting from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Sharm El Sheikh are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to 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

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.
On the 15th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hurghada trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Hurghada, with lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Parasailing & Paragliding
Room Escape Games

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 16th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Luxor Temple, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, then get all the information you need at ACE- Animal Care in Egypt, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, then delve into the distant past at Medinet Habu, and finally appreciate the history behind Obelisk of Thutmoses I.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Luxor road trip planning tool .

Take a bus from Hurghada to Luxor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Luxor when traveling from Hurghada in December, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Muhammad Ali, and admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary).

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cairo driving holiday site .

You can fly from Luxor to Cairo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Luxor in December, you will find days in Cairo are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for 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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