13 days in Egypt Itinerary

13 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Start: Mumbai
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Cairo
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Luxor
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Aswan
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
4
Abu Simbel
— 2 nights
Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Mumbai

3
nights
Cairo

Cairo ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Pyramids of Giza and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Great Sphinx and Khafre's Pyramid. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Muhammad Ali, admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), wander the streets of Coptic Cairo, and explore the ancient world of Giza Plateau.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cairo road trip site.

Mumbai, India to Cairo is an approximately 10- hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Cairo. Traveling from Mumbai in February, expect Cairo to be a bit cooler, temps between 25°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

3
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Get a sense of the local culture at Temple of Karnak and Luxor Temple. Your inner history buff will appreciate Valley of the Kings and Colossi of Memnon. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Medinet Habu, don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, and look for gifts at Bait El Ainy.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Luxor itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Luxor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in February, you will find days in Luxor are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

2
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Nubian Village, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Philae Temple, steep yourself in history at Unfinished Obelisk, then hunt for treasures at Aswan Market, and finally take an in-depth tour of Nubian Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Nile River, head off the coast to Elephantine Island, and then see human ingenuity at work at Aswan High Dam.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Aswan online vacation builder.

Getting from Luxor to Aswan by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In February in Aswan, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nile River
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Aswan High Dam ©
Aswan High Dam
Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Nubian Village ©
Nubian Village

2
nights
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
On the 1st (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Nasser and then explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Abu Simbel journey planning app.

You can fly from Aswan to Abu Simbel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 18°C. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lake Nasser
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex
Lake Nasser ©
Lake Nasser

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