9 days in Egypt Itinerary

9 days in Egypt Itinerary

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9 days in Egypt Itinerary

Riyadh
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Luxor
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Cairo
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
Dahab
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
Riyadh

2
days
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 8th (Sat): explore and take pictures at ACE- Animal Care in Egypt, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, then take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at Luxor Temple. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings and then delve into the distant past at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Luxor online itinerary creator.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Luxor is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Riyadh in April, plan for little chillier nights in Luxor, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Cairo.

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Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple

3
days
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). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, tour the pleasant surroundings at Al-Azhar Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Virgin (Al-Adra).

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

You can fly from Luxor to Cairo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or drive. When traveling from Luxor in April, plan for slightly colder days in Cairo, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

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Giza, Valley of the Whales (Wadi Al-Hitan)
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Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Great Sphinx

1
day
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dahab trip builder.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Cairo to Dahab in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cairo in April since evenings lows in Dahab dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

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Scuba & Snorkeling

3
days
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Na'ama Bay and Ras Um Sid. Spend the 15th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Shark's Bay Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral, admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, and explore and take pictures at Ghibli Raceway.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh vacation builder.

Getting from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

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Na'ama Bay
Shark's Bay Beach
Ras Um Sid

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