9 days in Egypt Itinerary

9 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt trip planner

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Luxor
— 3 nights
Train to Aswan, Fly to Abu Simbel
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Abu Simbel
— 1 night
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Giza
— 4 nights
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Luxor

— 3 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Get some cultural insight at Temple of Karnak and Luxor Temple. Valley of the Kings and Medinet Habu will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, delve into the distant past at Tomb of Ramses VI, get answers to all your questions at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, and don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Luxor day trip planning tool.

Moscow, Russia to Luxor is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Moscow to Luxor is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Moscow in March, expect Luxor to be much warmer, temps between 36°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Abu Simbel vacation planner.

Getting from Luxor to Abu Simbel by combination of train and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. March in Abu Simbel sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 18°C at night. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Giza.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Giza

— 4 nights
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx. Get some cultural insight at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. Step out of Giza to go to Saqqara and see Step Pyramid of Djoser, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Bent Pyramid, view the masterpieces at Oum El Dounia Gallery, look for gifts at Bazar Noobr, and explore the galleries of Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre.

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Fly from Abu Simbel to Giza in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Abu Simbel in March: highs in Giza hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Egypt travel guide

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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.