9 days in Egypt Itinerary

9 days in Egypt Itinerary

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9 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  18​h
1
Marsa Alam
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Luxor
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Marsa Alam

Marsa Alam ©
The opening of an international airport and subsequent development of hotels and resorts boosted tourism in Marsa Alam, a town on Egypt's Red Sea coast known for its world-class diving spots.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience and then head outdoors with Abu Dabbab Beach. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Marsa Shoona Bay and then see the vivid underwater world at Elphinstone Reef.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Marsa Alam travel itinerary planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Marsa Alam is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Marsa Alam is 2 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Dublin in August; daily highs in Marsa Alam reach 42°C and lows reach 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Marsa Shoona Bay ©
Marsa Shoona Bay
Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef
Shark Diving

1
night
Luxor

Luxor ©
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 20th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina), explore the ancient world of Medinet Habu, then get engrossed in the history at Karnak Open Air Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, delve into the distant past at Valley of the Kings, then explore the ancient world of Luxor Temple, and finally delve into the distant past at Avenue of Sphinxes.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxor trip planner .

Traveling by car from Marsa Alam to Luxor takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Marsa Alam in August: highs in Luxor hover around 49°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums
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Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu
Avenue of Sphinxes ©
Avenue of Sphinxes
Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina) ©

3
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.
Visit St. Catherine's Monastery and The Heavenly Cathedral for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Na'ama Bay and King Tut Museum. Spend the 22nd (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mangrove Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Sharm El Sheikh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. When traveling from Luxor in August, plan for little chillier days in Sharm El Sheikh, with highs around 45°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 35°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

St. Catherine's Monastery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
The Heavenly Cathedral ©
The Heavenly Cathedral

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