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
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Alexandria
— Few hours
4
Cairo
— 3 nights
End: Cairo

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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.
To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary planning website .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Jeddah, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sharm El Sheikh, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 28°C. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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5
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Venture out of the city with trips to Castle Zaman (in Taba) and Mount Sinai (in Saint Catherine). There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, Head underground at Blue Hole, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Reefs.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Dahab online trip planner .

You can drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Dahab, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Dahab

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Mount Sinai, Castle Zaman, St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios)
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai

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Alexandria

Alexandria
Known for its turbulent and eventful past, the port city of Alexandria retains a historic charm and atmosphere, boasting thousands of years of Egypt's cultural heritage.
For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Alexandria online travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Dahab to Alexandria takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Dahab in October, expect Alexandria to be slightly colder, temps between 33°C and 23°C. On the 9th (Wed), you'll travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Alexandria

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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3
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). Spend the 11th (Fri) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, explore the activities along Nile River, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), and steep yourself in history at Mosque of Muhammad Ali.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cairo trip itinerary planning site .

Take a bus from Alexandria to Cairo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Cairo can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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