Egypt 9-Day Tours & Itineraries

Explore 8 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Egypt.

Plan the perfect Egyptian getaway with one of our carefully crafted 9-day itineraries. If you'd like to learn about Egypt's rich history and explore its diverse landscapes, consider a trip like this treasures of Egypt itinerary that includes a visit to the Pyramids of Giza, a Nile cruise, and camping under the stars in the White Desert. For those interested in spending time on the renowned Nile River, opt for something similar to this journey down the Nile itinerary, where you'll visit Cairo's bustling streets and the Valley of the Kings. You might also enjoy a trip like this luxury itinerary, which will have you visit Luxor's venerable temples, elaborate tombs, and other monuments. 

See our itineraries below or read our guide to the best 9-day trips in Egypt.

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Pyramids of Giza
Map of Luxury Egypt: Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, & More - 9 Days
Luxury Egypt: Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, & More - 9 Days

Experience some of the most popular sites of the ancient world in style on this nine-day Egyptian luxury tour. You'll start off in Cairo, then cruise down the Nile to visit towering temples, elaborate tombs, and other monuments as you travel in style.

Aswan's Temple of Philae
Discover Egypt - 9 Days

This 9-day trip hits the highlights of Egypt, including a luxurious Nile River cruise to experience the best of the country's captivating history. Begin your journey with a visit to the Pyramids of Giza and immerse yourself in the riches of the Egyptian Museum. Then, after a short flight to Luxor, you'll board your cruise down the Nile and marvel at the grandeur of Karnak Temple, the Valley of the Kings, Edfu Temple, Kom Ombo Temple, and more. Along the way, you'll have ample time to unwind and take in the incredible scenery along the river.

Cruise down the Nile River from Luxor to Aswan
Map of Journey Down the Nile: Cairo, Luxor, Esna, Kom Ombo & Aswan - 9 Days
Journey Down the Nile: Cairo, Luxor, Esna, Kom Ombo & Aswan - 9 Days

Cruise deep into the heart of Egypt on this laid-back, nine-day itinerary. After exploring the many charms of Cairo—from the Great Pyramids to bustling Khan el-Khalili Bazaar—you'll catch a quick flight south to Luxor to board a memorable Nile River cruise toward Aswan. By day, you'll discover ancient sites and antiquities, like Luxor Temple and the Unfinished Obelisk, while nights are spent falling asleep to the gentle rhythms of the river.

Tour the Valley of the Kings
Treasures of Egypt: Cairo, Nile Cruise, Luxor & the White Desert - 9 Days

Combine cultural sights with a Nile River cruise and a desert adventure on this 9-day jaunt through Egypt. Start in Cairo to discover the antiquities of the Egyptian Museum and the Great Pyramids, then board a luxurious river cruise to journey up the Nile from Aswan to Luxor. Visit the ancient wonders of Abu Simbel, Edfu, and the Valley of the Kings along the way—then change gears and venture into the breathtaking White Desert for a camping trip under the stars.

After your three-day Nile cruise, relax on the golden sands of one of Hurghada's beaches
Map of Egyptian Highlights From Cairo to the Red Sea - 9 Days
Egyptian Highlights From Cairo to the Red Sea - 9 Days

In just nine days, you'll see some of Egypt's most iconic landmarks and natural wonders—from the historic streets of Cairo to the coastal Red Sea city of Hurghada. In between, spend three days cruising down the Nile, stopping at ancient temples like Edfu and Karnak along the way. Other highlights include a food and walking tour in the capital, a day trip to the Giza pyramid complex, a boat trip to the Giftun Islands, and a Jeep tour across the desert.

Rise above Luxor's ancient temples and tombs in a hot-air balloon at sunrise
Map of Highlights of Egypt & Jordan: Cairo, Nile Cruise, Petra & Wadi Rum - 9 Days
Highlights of Egypt & Jordan: Cairo, Nile Cruise, Petra & Wadi Rum - 9 Days

This nine-day adventure takes you to some of the best natural landscapes and ancient ruins that Egypt and Jordan have to offer. Spend two days exploring Cairo and the Giza Pyramid Complex before flying to Aswan, where you'll board a three-day cruise up the Nile River. Disembark each day to explore the surrounding temples, then fly to Amman, Jordan's capital. Visit the archaeological site of Petra and end with an exhilarating Jeep tour across Wadi Rum.

Combine iconic Egyptian sites like the pyramids of Giza with ancient wonders in remote Siwa
Map of Cultural Highlights of Northern Egypt: Cairo & Siwa Oasis - 9 Days
Cultural Highlights of Northern Egypt: Cairo & Siwa Oasis - 9 Days

Explore both Egypt's glittering capital and a far-flung desert oasis on this nine-day adventure in the north of the country. Dive deep into Egyptian culture in Cairo, where you'll seek out the famous sights with a local guide—including the star of the show, the Great Pyramid of Giza. Then it's time to take respite from the desert heat in the Siwa Oasis, journeying through its dunes and ancient mud brick cityscapes with dinner at a Bedouin camp. One last Cairo foodie adventure caps off the trip as the grand finale.

Explore the desolate White Desert by Jeep with a local guide
Map of Egypt City, Desert & Coast Adventure - 9 Days
Egypt City, Desert & Coast Adventure - 9 Days

Whether you're looking for city fun, outdoor adventures, or relaxing beach time, this nine-day trip across Egypt has something for everyone. You'll tick off the capital's famous highlights, like the Giza pyramids, before heading deep into Egypt's desert interior to see otherworldly landscapes, experience Bedouin culture, and pitch a rustic camp among the lava-scorched Black Desert. End it all by heading to Sharm el-Sheikh for an epic overnight hike and snorkeling among the vibrant reefs of the Red Sea.

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