9 days in Egypt Itinerary

9 days in Egypt Itinerary

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9 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly:  5​h
1
Sharm El Sheikh
— Few hours
bus:  2​h
2
Dahab
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Sharm El Sheikh
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Cairo
— 2 nights
End: Cairo

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hours
Sharm El Sheikh

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 (Thu): browse for treasures at St Catherine Shop, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Victims of Plane Crash of Boeing 737, and then kick back and relax at Shark's Bay Beach.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Jeddah in October, expect nights in Sharm El Sheikh to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are little chillier, around 38°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach

5
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dahab: Castle Zaman (in Taba) and Mount Sinai (in Saint Catherine). There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, pause for some photo ops at Wadi Zaghara, view the masterpieces at WICKEDiCANDY, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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You can drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Dahab can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Mount Sinai, Castle Zaman
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole

1
night
Sharm El Sheikh

Sharm El Sheikh ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral and then ponder the design of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh.

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Drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Historic Sites
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The Heavenly Cathedral ©
The Heavenly Cathedral
Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh ©

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, wander the streets of Islamic Cairo, explore the activities along Nile River, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Coptic Cairo.

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Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 24°C in Cairo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Giza
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Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Islamic Cairo ©
Islamic Cairo
Coptic Cairo ©
Coptic Cairo

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