9 days in Egypt Itinerary

9 days in Egypt Itinerary

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9 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Pune
+3
train + bus + foot + Fly:  15​h
1
Luxor
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Cairo
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
3
Marsa Alam
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Hurghada
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Pune

1
day
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
On the 23rd (Sun), appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, then delve into the distant past at Luxor Temple, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Luxor trip planner.

Pune, India to Luxor is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Pune to Luxor due to the time zone difference. In June in Luxor, expect temperatures between 49°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

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 24th (Mon): examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, then explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza, and then take in the exciting artwork at Oum El Dounia Gallery. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids and then shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cairo trip planner .

You can fly from Luxor to Cairo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Luxor in June; daily highs in Cairo reach 40°C and lows reach 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Pyramids of Giza
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Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

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.
On the 26th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Marsa Mubarak and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sharm El Luli.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Marsa Alam online tour planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Cairo to Marsa Alam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Marsa Alam when traveling from Cairo in June, with lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hurghada.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak

1
night
Hurghada

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hurghada online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Marsa Alam to Hurghada by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Hurghada are 44°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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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.
On the 28th (Fri), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at SOHO Square, browse for treasures at St Catherine Shop, and then wander the streets of Na'ama Bay.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh online holiday planner .

Getting from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh by combination of bus and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or drive. June in Sharm El Sheikh sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 32°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

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

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