13 days in Egypt Itinerary

13 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Mexico City
Fly:  27 h
1
Luxor
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  13 h
2
Siwa
— 1 night
Drive:  9 h 15 min
3
Cairo
— 4 nights
Fly:  22 h 45 min
End: Mexico City

4
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 Medinet Habu. Visiting Balloon Rides and Horseback Riding Tours will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Dendera Temple Complex in Dendera (about 1h 30 min away). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Valley of the Kings, take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, look for gifts at Gaddis & Co., and see Look at Egypt tours.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Luxor road trip planning website.

Mexico City, Mexico to Luxor is an approximately 23- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 8 hours. Traveling from Mexico City in September, you will find days in Luxor are much hotter (103°F), and nights are a bit warmer (76°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Siwa.

Things to do in Luxor

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dendera Temple Complex
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Dendera Temple Complex
Dendera Temple Complex
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu

1
night
Siwa

Siwa ©
You've now added Great Sand Sea to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dakrur Mountain and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Great Sand Sea.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Siwa trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Luxor to Siwa by combination of flight and taxi takes about 13.5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cairo.

Things to do in Siwa

Nature Parks
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Great Sand Sea ©
Great Sand Sea

4
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 Coptic Cairo. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan and The Coptic Museum. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), browse for treasures at Bashayer, take a stroll through Zamalek (Gezira Island), and explore the world behind art at Gayer-Anderson Museum (Bayt al-Kiritliya).

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cairo journey maker app.

Drive from Siwa to Cairo in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Cairo can reach 93°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Pyramids of Giza
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Gayer-Anderson Museum (Bayt al-Kiritliya) ©
Gayer-Anderson Museum (Bayt al-Kiritliya)
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Coptic Cairo ©
Coptic Cairo

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