9 days in Egypt Itinerary

9 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Cairo
— 1 day
Fly
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Hurghada
— 3 nights
Bus
3
Luxor
— 1 night
Drive
4
Aswan
— 1 night
Fly
5
Cairo
— 2 nights
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Cairo

— 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at The Coptic Museum and then admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary).

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cairo journey builder.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Cairo is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dusseldorf to Cairo is 1 hour. Traveling from Dusseldorf in May, things will get much warmer in Cairo: highs are around 38°C and lows about 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Hurghada.

Things to do in Cairo

Museums · Historic Sites

Hurghada

— 3 nights
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 24th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Selkhet Papyrus, test the waters at Planet Spa at Baron Palace Resort Sahl Hasheesh, enjoy the sand and surf at Dream Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Mosque El Mina Masjid, and finally look for gifts at Evolution Egypt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Omo Gamaar, pause for some serene contemplation at Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Carless Reef.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hurghada trip builder site.

You can fly from Cairo to Hurghada in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cairo in May since evenings lows in Hurghada dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Nature

Luxor

— 1 night
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 26th (Wed): browse for treasures at Shop Sandouk, then delve into the distant past at Valley of the Queens, then delve into the distant past at Tomb of Merenptah, and finally examine the collection at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Luxor route planner.

Take a bus from Hurghada to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Hurghada, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor, ranging from highs of 45°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Aswan

— 1 night
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): admire the engineering at Aswan High Dam, delve into the distant past at New Kalabsha, and then take an in-depth tour of Nile Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Animalia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, and then explore the ancient world of Monastery of St. Simeon.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Aswan online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Luxor to Aswan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Aswan sees daily highs of 47°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can fly to Cairo.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Cairo

— 2 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Museum of Islamic Arts, then head off the coast to Zamalek (Gezira Island), and then stop by Fair Trade Egypt. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Gayer-Anderson Museum (Bayt al-Kiritliya), contemplate the long history of Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip itinerary website.

Fly from Aswan to Cairo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Aswan in May, things will get slightly colder in Cairo: highs are around 38°C and lows about 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Egypt travel guide

4.5
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.