9 days in Egypt Itinerary

9 days in Egypt Itinerary

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9 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + Drive:  15​h 30​min
1
Dahab
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Cairo
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Luxor
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Bengaluru

1
day
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 31st (Sun), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Dahab road trip website .

Bengaluru, India to Dahab is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 3 hours. While traveling from Bengaluru, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Dahab, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): browse for treasures at St Catherine Shop, then take a stroll through Na'ama Bay, and then buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square. Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh sightseeing planner.

Drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Sharm El Sheikh are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Pyramids of Giza, then appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, and then look for gifts at Yadawee Egyptian Handicrafts. On your second day here, examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mohamed Ali Mosque, and finally shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairo journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in April, expect Cairo to be a bit cooler, temps between 33°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

2
nights
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 5th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, then stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, then explore the ancient world of Luxor Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, then explore the ancient world of Medinet Habu, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Queens, and finally explore the ancient world of Tomb of Queen Nefertari.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Luxor day trip planner .

Fly from Cairo to Luxor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cairo, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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