9 days in Egypt Itinerary

9 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Train + 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 + Train:  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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Islamic Cairo and Coptic Cairo. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Mosque of Muhammad Ali and contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cairo trip site.

London, UK to Cairo is an approximately 8- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Cairo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in December, things will get a bit warmer in Cairo: highs are around 24°C and lows about 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

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Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Coptic Cairo ©
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, wander the streets of Na'ama Bay, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Cairo in December, with highs in Sharm El Sheikh at 28°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Marsa Alam.

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Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
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 see the vivid underwater world at Elphinstone Reef.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Marsa Alam online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Sharm El Sheikh to Marsa Alam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Marsa Alam can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak
Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef

1
night
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
On the 18th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Tomb of King Tutankhamun (Tut), then explore the ancient world of Valley of the Kings, then take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu, and then pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxor attractions planning site.

Getting from Marsa Alam to Luxor by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Marsa Alam in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Luxor, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums
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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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