9 days in Egypt Itinerary

9 days in Egypt Itinerary

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9 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Cairo
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Luxor
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, stop by Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, and explore the activities along Nile River.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cairo trip site .

Amsterdam, Holland to Cairo is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Cairo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in April, expect Cairo to be warmer, temps between 34°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Giza
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Photography Tours
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

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): make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, and then delve into the distant past at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. Keep things going the next day: deepen your understanding at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Luxor Temple.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Luxor day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Luxor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cairo, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor, ranging from highs of 45°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time 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.
Take a break from Sharm El Sheikh with a short trip to Scuba & Snorkeling in Dahab, about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Coptic Orthodox Church, ponder the design of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh online journey builder .

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Sharm El Sheikh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. While traveling from Luxor, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sharm El Sheikh, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Off-Road Tours
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square

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