9 days in Egypt Itinerary

9 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt tour planner

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Aswan
— 1 night
Fly
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Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly to Aswan, Train to Luxor
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Luxor
— 1 night
Fly
4
Cairo
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Alexandria
— 3 nights
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Aswan

— 1 night
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Aswan road trip planning tool.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Aswan is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Aswan. When traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, plan for slightly colder days in Aswan, with highs around 28°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 13°C. You'll set off for Abu Simbel on the 31st (Sat).

Things to do in Aswan

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:

Abu Simbel

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Abu Simbel holiday tool.

Traveling by flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in Abu Simbel can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:
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Luxor

— 1 night
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
On the 1st (Sun), buy something for everyone on your list at Habiba Gallery, explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, and then pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Luxor trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Abu Simbel to Luxor in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:

Cairo

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, view the masterpieces at Oum El Dounia Gallery, appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, then stop by Fair Trade Egypt, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River. Here are some ideas for day two: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairo trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Cairo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Luxor in January: highs in Cairo hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:

Alexandria

— 3 nights

Mediterranean's Bride

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.
Alexandria is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Montazah Gardens, explore the world behind art at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, contemplate the long history of Fort Qaitbey, and delve into the distant past at Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Alexandria trip maker website.

Getting from Cairo to Alexandria by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in January, and nighttime lows around 10°C. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 7:

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.