9 days in Egypt Itinerary

9 days in Egypt Itinerary

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9 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  10​h
1
Aswan
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Luxor
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Giza
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
4
Cairo
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
5
Alexandria
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: London

1
night
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Animalia, step off the mainland to explore Elephantine Island, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Philae Temple, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Aswan online trip maker .

London, UK to Aswan is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Aswan. Traveling from London in June, expect Aswan to be warmer, temps between 49°C and 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Elephantine Island ©
Elephantine Island
Animalia ©
Animalia

2
nights
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 19th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Tomb of Ramses VI, delve into the distant past at Valley of the Kings, and then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. Here are some ideas for day two: deepen your understanding at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, then appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple, and finally make a trip to Nubian House Cultural Centre.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Luxor day trip website .

Traveling by car from Aswan to Luxor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Luxor can reach 49°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Giza.

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

1
night
Giza

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza, then appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, and then contemplate the long history of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Giza tour itinerary planning site .

Fly from Luxor to Giza in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Luxor in June: high temperatures in Giza hover around 40°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Cairo.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

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 22nd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Muhammad Ali. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Giza Plateau and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip maker tool .

Cairo is very close to Giza. In June, daytime highs in Cairo are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
Photography Tours
Khan Al-Khalili ©
Khan Al-Khalili

2
nights
Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Known for its turbulent and eventful past, the port city of Alexandria retains a historic charm and atmosphere, boasting thousands of years of Egypt's cultural heritage.
On the 24th (Wed), appreciate the history behind Pompey's Pillar, steep yourself in history at Fort Qaitbey, and then get your bearings at Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Here are some ideas for day two: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then take in nature's colorful creations at Montazah Gardens, and then see the interesting displays at Royal Jewelry Museum.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Alexandria trip planner .

Take a bus from Cairo to Alexandria in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Cairo in June, plan for slightly colder days in Alexandria, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Alexandria

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Montazah Gardens ©
Montazah Gardens

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