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
Drive:  15​min
2
Giza
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Luxor
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h
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.
Cairo is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, stroll around Al-Azhar Park, stop by Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, and contemplate the long history of Mosque of Muhammad Ali.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cairo trip itinerary app .

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. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in April, with highs in Cairo at 34°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Giza.

Things to do in Cairo

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Mosque of Muhammad Ali ©
Mosque of Muhammad Ali
Al-Azhar Park ©
Al-Azhar Park

2
nights
Giza

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
On the 2nd (Sat), steep yourself in history at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids and then examine the collection at Musee de la Barque Solaire. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Sondos Papyrus, then appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, and then contemplate the long history of Pyramids of Giza.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Giza road trip planning app .

Giza is very close to Cairo. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Giza

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

2
nights
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 4th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, then stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, and then contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, then examine the collection at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum, and then appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Luxor trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Giza to Luxor in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Giza in May, you will find days in Luxor are a bit warmer (45°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Wed) before leaving for 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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