9 days in Egypt Itinerary

9 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Cairo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Luxor
— 2 nights
Fly
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Dahab
— 1 night
Drive
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
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Cairo

— 2 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, walk around Al-Azhar Park, and do sightseeing your way with Private Tours.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cairo journey planner.

Bucharest, Romania to Cairo is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Bucharest in September, expect nights in Cairo to be warmer, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Luxor

— 2 nights
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 4th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, explore the different monuments and memorials at 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 answers to all your questions at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, and then appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Luxor journey planning website.

You can fly from Cairo to Luxor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Cairo, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor, ranging from highs of 46°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) 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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Dahab day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Dahab takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Luxor in September: highs in Dahab hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Sharm El Sheikh

— 3 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 7th (Tue), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): get outside with SOHO Tennis & Squash center, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then don't miss a visit to Soho Square Dancing Fountain.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh vacation maker.

You can drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Sharm El Sheikh sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature

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.