9 days in Egypt Itinerary

9 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Sharm El Sheikh
— 1 night
Marsa Alam
— 1 night
— 3 nights
— 3 nights


Sharm El Sheikh

— 1 night

City of Peace

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 15th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Shark's Bay Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Ras Um Sid and then wander the streets of Na'ama Bay.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh tour itinerary planning website.

Bucharest, Romania to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Bucharest in April, expect Sharm El Sheikh to be much warmer, temps between 36°C and 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
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Marsa Alam

— 1 night
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 (Sat): stroll through Gebel El Rosas and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sharm El Luli.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Marsa Alam trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Marsa Alam in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Marsa Alam sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Luxor.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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— 3 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Temple of Karnak and Luxor Temple. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Valley of the Kings and Medinet Habu. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, see the interesting displays at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum, don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, and delve into the distant past at Tomb of Queen Nefertari.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Luxor itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Marsa Alam to Luxor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Marsa Alam in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Luxor, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can fly to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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— 3 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

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 some cultural sightseeing at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. Pyramids of Giza and Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay will appeal to history buffs. When in Cairo, make a side trip to see Great Sphinx in Giza, approximately Giza away. There's much more to do: walk around Al-Azhar Park, explore the galleries of Oum El Dounia Gallery, stop by Bazar Noobr, and explore the activities along Nile River.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cairo online trip maker.

You can fly from Luxor to Cairo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Luxor in April: highs in Cairo hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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Egypt travel guide

Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Monuments
Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.