9 days in Egypt Itinerary

9 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cairo
— 3 nights
2
Luxor
— 2 nights
3
Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights

3
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, look for gifts at Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairo vacation planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cairo is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Cairo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in April, things will get warmer in Cairo: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Giza
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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza

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 2nd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, and then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. Keep things going the next day: get all the information you need at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, thenexplore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, and then pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Luxor trip maker tool.

Fly from Cairo to Luxor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cairo in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Luxor, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Luxor

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

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Scuba & Snorkeling in Dahab (about 1h 30 min away). And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square, don't miss a visit to Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Coptic Orthodox Church, and see Off-Road Tours.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh travel route planner.

You can fly from Luxor to Sharm El Sheikh in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Luxor in May, expect nights in Sharm El Sheikh to be about the same, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
Coptic Orthodox Church ©
Coptic Orthodox Church

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