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 30​min
3
Alexandria
— Few hours
Bus:  2​h
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.
For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh tour planner .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Jeddah to Sharm El Sheikh is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Jeddah in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Sharm El Sheikh, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. You will leave for Dahab on the 31st (Thu).

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.
Explore Dahab's surroundings by going to Mount Sinai (in Saint Catherine) and Castle Zaman (in Taba). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Hole.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Dahab trip maker .

You can drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Dahab are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Dahab

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

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

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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.
To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Alexandria online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Dahab to Alexandria in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In November, Alexandria is little chillier than Dahab - with highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C. On the 5th (Tue), you're off toCairo.

Things to do in Alexandria

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 6:

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). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, contemplate the long history of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, appreciate the extensive heritage of Coptic Cairo, and browse the exhibits of Oum El Dounia Gallery.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cairo trip maker .

Getting from Alexandria to Cairo by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. November in Cairo sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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