13 days in Egypt Itinerary

13 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Fly
1
Cairo
— 5 nights
Fly
2
Luxor
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Aswan
— Few hours
Fly
4
Abu Simbel
— 2 nights
Fly to Asyut, Taxi to Sohag
5
Sohag
— 1 night
Drive
6
Qena
— 2 nights
Drive to Luxor International Airport, Fly to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

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Cairo

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'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara) and Giza (Great Sphinx, Pyramids of Giza, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, take a stroll through Coptic Cairo, steep yourself in history at Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, and admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary).

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cairo trip planner.

Nairobi, Kenya to Cairo is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Nairobi to Cairo is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Nairobi in May, things will get a bit warmer in Cairo: highs are around 38°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

2
nights
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 27th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Valley of the Kings, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, and then don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get answers to all your questions at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, and then pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple.

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You can fly from Cairo to Luxor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairo in May, you will find days in Luxor are somewhat warmer (45°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites

few
hours
Aswan

Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Aswan travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Luxor to Aswan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 47°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. On the 28th (Thu), you're off to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

2
nights
Abu Simbel

On the 29th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Abu Simbel trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 46°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. You'll set off for Sohag on the 30th (Sat).

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

1
night
Sohag

Sohag, also known as Sawhāj, Suhag and Suhaj, is a city in Egypt that lies on the west bank of the Nile. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of The Red Monastery and then delve into the distant past at Temple Abydos.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sohag vacation builder website.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Abu Simbel to Sohag takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Qena.

Things to do in Sohag

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

2
nights
Qena

Qena is a city in Upper Egypt, and the capital of the Qena Governorate. On the 1st (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sidi Abd Er-Rahim Mosque and then explore the ancient world of Dendera Temple Complex.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Qena trip planner.

You can drive from Sohag to Qena in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 45°C in May, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Qena

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.