9 days in Egypt Itinerary

9 days in Egypt Itinerary

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9 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Giza
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
2
Luxor
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h 30​min
3
Dahab
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Sharm El Sheikh
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Cairo
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: New York City

1
night
Giza

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the ancient world of Step Pyramid of Djoser and then delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Dahshour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza, then pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx, and then examine the collection at Musee de la Barque Solaire.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Giza day trip planner .

New York City, USA to Giza is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from New York City to Giza, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in March, expect Giza to be much warmer, temps between 77°F and 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Step Pyramid of Djoser
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Step Pyramid of Djoser ©
Step Pyramid of Djoser

2
nights
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 23rd (Mon): explore the ancient world of Luxor Temple, explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, then deepen your understanding at ACE- Animal Care in Egypt, and finally explore the ancient world of Tomb of Queen Nefertari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu, then stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Luxor trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Giza to Luxor in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Giza in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

1
night
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 25th (Wed), Head underground at Blue Hole and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Dahab online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Luxor to Dahab takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Luxor in March: highs in Dahab hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole

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 26th (Thu): wander the streets of Na'ama Bay and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh road trip planning app .

You can drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Sharm El Sheikh are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay

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 27th (Fri): examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Muhammad Ali, and then steep yourself in history at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. Keep things going the next day: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cairo journey maker .

Fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in March; daily highs in Cairo reach 77°F and lows reach 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Photography Tours

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