9 days in Egypt Itinerary

9 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
2
Cairo
— 2 nights
3
Marsa Alam
— 2 nights
4
Luxor
— 2 nights

2
nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Na'ama Bay and Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh. When in Sharm El Sheikh, make a side trip to see Scuba & Snorkeling in Dahab, approximately Dahab away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Shark's Bay Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ras Um Sid, and enjoy some diversion at Sling Shot.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh route maker site.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Dubai in October; daily highs in Sharm El Sheikh reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and then contemplate the long history of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza, and then walk around Al-Azhar Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of °C in Cairo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

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Marsa Alam

Marsa Alam ©
The opening of an international airport and subsequent development of hotels and resorts boosted tourism in Marsa Alam, a town on Egypt's Red Sea coast known for its world-class diving spots.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at El Qulan Mangrove Forest and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sharm El Luli. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Marsa Shoona Bay and then stroll through Marsa Mubarak.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Marsa Alam itinerary planner.

Getting from Cairo to Marsa Alam by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Marsa Alam, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak
El Qulan Mangrove Forest ©
El Qulan Mangrove Forest

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): get answers to all your questions at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, thenexplore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, and then explore the ancient world of Luxor Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, and then examine the collection at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Luxor itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Marsa Alam to Luxor takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Marsa Alam, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Luxor, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
ACE - Animal Care in Egypt ©
ACE - Animal Care in Egypt

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