9 days in Egypt Itinerary

9 days in Egypt Itinerary

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9 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Miami, Florida
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Cairo
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4​h 15​min
2
Marsa Alam
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Luxor
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Miami, Florida

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Islamic Cairo and Egyptian Antiquities Museum. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, take a stroll through Old City (Coptic Cairo), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mohamed Ali Mosque, and explore the world behind art at The Coptic Museum.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cairo trip itinerary tool .

Miami, USA to Cairo is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Miami in March since evenings lows in Cairo dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Cairo

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Islamic Cairo ©
Islamic Cairo
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
Coptic Cairo ©
Coptic Cairo

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 7th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Marsa Mubarak and then stroll through Sharm El Luli.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Marsa Alam road trip planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Cairo to Marsa Alam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 64°F in Marsa Alam. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

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Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak

1
night
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, then explore the ancient world of Luxor Temple, then take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): look for gifts at Habiba hand Weaving, delve into the distant past at Tomb of Queen Nefertari, then explore the ancient world of Medinet Habu, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Luxor trip site .

Drive from Marsa Alam to Luxor in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Marsa Alam in March: highs in Luxor hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to 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

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): wander the streets of Na'ama Bay, enjoy some diversion at Sling Shot, and then buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square.

To see photos and other tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Sharm El Sheikh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. When traveling from Luxor in March, plan for slightly colder days in Sharm El Sheikh, with highs around 81°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 65°F. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

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Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square

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