9 days in Egypt Itinerary

9 days in Egypt Itinerary

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9 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Cairo
— 3 nights
bus:  5​h 30​min
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
3
Marsa Alam
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Luxor
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: London

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pyramids of Giza and Old City (Coptic Cairo). Get a sense of the local culture at Islamic Cairo and Mohamed Ali Mosque. Go for a jaunt from Cairo to Giza to see Great Sphinx about 34 minutes away. There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cairo sightseeing planner.

London, UK to Cairo is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Cairo due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in December, with highs in Cairo at 24°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Nature

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Old City (Coptic Cairo) ©
Old City (Coptic Cairo)

1
night
Sharm El Sheikh

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 16th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Shark's Bay Beach, then explore the activities along Na'ama Bay, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral.

For maps and more tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in December, expect Sharm El Sheikh to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach
The Heavenly Cathedral ©
The Heavenly Cathedral

1
night
Marsa Alam

Marsa Alam ©
The opening of an international airport and subsequent development of hotels and resorts boosted tourism in Marsa Alam, a town on Egypt's Red Sea coast known for its world-class diving spots.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Marsa Mubarak and then stroll through Elphinstone Reef.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Marsa Alam trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Sharm El Sheikh to Marsa Alam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. December in Marsa Alam sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Luxor.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak
Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef

1
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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 18th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Tomb of King Tutankhamun (Tut), explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, then take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu, and then delve into the distant past at Luxor Temple.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Luxor trip builder site .

You can drive from Marsa Alam to Luxor in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Marsa Alam in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 11°C in Luxor. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple
Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari ©

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