9 days in Egypt Itinerary

9 days in Egypt Itinerary

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9 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Karachi
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Cairo
— 3 nights
Bus:  2​h
2
Alexandria
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2​h
3
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Karachi

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 Cairo's surroundings by going to Giza (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, and look for gifts at Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairo day trip app .

Karachi, Pakistan to Cairo is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pakistan Time (PKT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

2
nights
Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Known for its turbulent and eventful past, the port city of Alexandria retains a historic charm and atmosphere, boasting thousands of years of Egypt's cultural heritage.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, and then take in the waterfront at Corniche.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Alexandria trip planner.

You can take a bus from Cairo to Alexandria in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January in Alexandria, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa ©
Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Montazah Gardens ©
Montazah Gardens

2
nights
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.
To see maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Alexandria to Sharm El Sheikh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Alexandria in January: high temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Off-Road Tours
Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh ©
Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh

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