9 days in Egypt Itinerary

9 days in Egypt Itinerary

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9 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Amman
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Aswan
— 1 night
2
Luxor
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
3
Giza
— 1 night
taxi:  1​h
4
Cairo
— 2 nights
End: Cairo

1
night
Aswan

Aswan
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Aswan tour planner .

Amman, Jordan to Aswan is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Amman in April, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Aswan: temperatures range from 42°C by day to 23°C at night. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Tours Outdoors Parks
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3
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
You've now added Colossi of Memnon to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Luxor: Aswan (High Dam, Philae Temple, & more). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxor trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Aswan to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daytime highs in Luxor are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Giza.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Aswan
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

1
night
Giza

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
On the 25th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Pyramids of Giza and then pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Giza trip planner .

Fly from Luxor to Giza in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Luxor, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Giza, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Cairo.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Khan Al-Khalili, Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids and Old City (Coptic Cairo). Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Memphis Historical Site, explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, and then shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary) and then wander the streets of Old City (Coptic Cairo).

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip planning app .

Cairo is just a short distance from Giza. In April, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Memphis Historical Site
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Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Khan Al-Khalili ©
Khan Al-Khalili
Coptic Cairo ©
Coptic Cairo

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