9 days in Egypt Itinerary

9 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Luxor
— 2 nights
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Hurghada
— 2 nights
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Cairo
— 3 nights
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Luxor

— 2 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
On the 5th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, explore the ancient world of Valley of the Kings, and then appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple, steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak, and then browse the different shops at Habiba Gallery.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Luxor online attractions planner.

San Francisco, USA to Luxor is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from San Francisco to Luxor due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 6:

Hurghada

— 2 nights
Originally a small fishing town on the Red Sea coast, Hurghada developed into Egypt's premier beach destination thanks to its year-round sunny weather and world-class dive sites.
On the 7th (Sat), glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hurghada online day trip planner.

You can take a bus from Luxor to Hurghada in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Luxor in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 57°F in Hurghada. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 8:

Cairo

— 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Giza (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza) and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cairo trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Hurghada to Cairo by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hurghada in December, you will find days in Cairo are a bit cooler (69°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 11:

Egypt travel guide

4.5
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.