9 days in Egypt Itinerary

9 days in Egypt Itinerary

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9 days in Egypt Itinerary

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

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Egyptian Antiquities Museum and Islamic Cairo. Popular historic sites such as Pyramids of Giza and Mohamed Ali Mosque are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Cairo to Giza to see Great Sphinx about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old City (Coptic Cairo), stroll through Al-Azhar Park, and admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary).

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cairo trip planning app .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Cairo. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): kick back and relax at Shark's Bay Beach, wander the streets of Na'ama Bay, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ras Um Sid. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh online trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Cairo in July; daily highs in Sharm El Sheikh reach 45°C and lows reach 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Dahab.

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Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach

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night
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Dahab trip planner .

You can take a bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, daily temperatures in Dahab can reach 45°C, while at night they dip to 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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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 16th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Luxor Temple and then steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Colossi of Memnon, delve into the distant past at Medinet Habu, then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, then stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, and finally take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Luxor trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Dahab to Luxor in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Dahab in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Luxor, with lows of 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

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

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