11 days in Egypt Itinerary

11 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Cairo
— 2 nights
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Aswan
— 2 nights
Fly
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Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly to Aswan, Train to Luxor
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Luxor
— 4 nights
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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.
You've now added Egypt Tailor Made Day Tours to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bent Pyramid and Great Sphinx. Discover out-of-the-way places like Step Pyramid of Djoser and Bazar Noobr. There's lots more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), and see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities.

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Budapest, Hungary to Cairo is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Budapest to Cairo. Traveling from Budapest in December, things will get much hotter in Cairo: highs are around 24°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Cairo

Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Aswan

— 2 nights
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
On the 21st (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Nubian Museum, then see the interesting displays at Animalia, then step off the mainland to explore Elephantine Island, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral. On your second day here, head off the coast to Agilkia Island, then delve into the distant past at Unfinished Obelisk, and then steep yourself in history at Nubian Village.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Aswan trip planner.

You can fly from Cairo to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairo in December, you will find days in Aswan are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Abu Simbel

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Abu Simbel driving holiday planner.

Fly from Aswan to Abu Simbel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Luxor

— 4 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Temple of Karnak and Medinet Habu will appeal to history buffs. Avenue of Sphinxes and Howard Carter House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Valley of the Nobles, get engrossed in the history at Karnak Open Air Museum, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Imhotep Alabaster Luxor, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Queens.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Luxor journey planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Abu Simbel to Luxor in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Luxor are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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.