9 days in Egypt Itinerary

9 days in Egypt Itinerary

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9 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  16​h
1
Luxor
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Cairo
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: New York City

2
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
For shopping fun, head to Habiba hand Weaving or Caravanserai. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Temple of Karnak and Valley of the Kings. There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple, delve into the distant past at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Abu El-Hagag Mosque.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Luxor online trip planner .

New York City, USA to Luxor is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Luxor is 7 hours. Traveling from New York City in April, you will find days in Luxor are much warmer (95°F), and nights are a bit warmer (65°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

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

2
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.
On the 11th (Sat), browse for treasures at St Catherine Shop, take a stroll through Na'ama Bay, and then buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Luxor to Sharm El Sheikh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Luxor in April, expect nights in Sharm El Sheikh to be somewhat warmer, around 71°F, while days are slightly colder, around 88°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square

3
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.
Do your shopping at Khan Al-Khalili and Yadawee Egyptian Handicrafts. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old City (Coptic Cairo) and Pyramids of Giza. Change things up with a short trip to Great Sphinx in Giza (about 34 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mohamed Ali Mosque.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Cairo day trip app .

You can fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in April, things will get slightly colder in Cairo: highs are around 83°F and lows about 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

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

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