9 days in Egypt Itinerary

9 days in Egypt Itinerary

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9 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
+3
Train + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  20 h 45 min
1
Dahab
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  1 h 15 min
3
Hurghada
— 1 night
Bus:  4 h 15 min
4
Luxor
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Cairo
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  15 h
End: Philadelphia

1
night
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Dahab online holiday planner .

Philadelphia, USA to Dahab is an approximately 21-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. In April, Dahab is warmer than Philadelphia - with highs of 88°F and lows of 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling

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 3rd (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square and then kick back and relax at Na'ama Bay. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in April, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Shopping Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square

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 5th (Fri), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hurghada planning website .

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. In April in Hurghada, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling

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 6th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Tomb of Ramses VI, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, then explore the ancient world of Luxor Temple, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Luxor attractions planning website .

Traveling by car from Hurghada to Luxor takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Hurghada in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor: temperatures range from 95°F by day to 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili and then examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Pyramids of Giza and then admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary).

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cairo trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Luxor to Cairo in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Luxor in April: highs in Cairo hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Giza
Highlights from your plan
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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