15 days in Egypt Itinerary

15 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Cairo
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Alexandria
— 1 night
Bus to Cairo Airport, Fly to Luxor
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Luxor
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Giza
— 1 night
Fly
5
Aswan
— 1 night
Fly
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Saqqara
— 2 nights
Fly
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Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly

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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.
Cairo is known for museums, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Muhammad Ali, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, and steep yourself in history at Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay.

For more things to do and more tourist information, read Cairo online tour itinerary planner.

San Francisco, USA to Cairo is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 10 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in February, expect nights in Cairo to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Alexandria

— 1 night

Mediterranean's Bride

Known for its turbulent and eventful past, the port city of Alexandria retains a historic charm and atmosphere, boasting thousands of years of Egypt's cultural heritage.
For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Alexandria trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Cairo to Alexandria takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Alexandria can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Museums

Luxor

— 2 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Luxor is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak, get advice or help at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, delve into the distant past at Valley of the Kings, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Luxor Temple.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Alexandria to Luxor takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Alexandria, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Giza.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums

Giza

— 1 night
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza, then appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, and then take in the exciting artwork at Sondos Papyrus.

To find reviews and tourist information, use the Giza visit planning app.

Getting from Luxor to Giza by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Luxor in February, expect nights in Giza to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Aswan

— 1 night
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Philae Temple, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, and then see the interesting displays at Animalia.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Aswan trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Giza to Aswan by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Giza in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Aswan: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 55°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Saqqara.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Museums

Saqqara

— 2 nights
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids and then make a trip to Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep's Mastaba.

For reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Saqqara trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Aswan to Saqqara takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Aswan in February: highs in Saqqara hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Saqqara

Historic Sites

Abu Simbel

— 1 night
On the 23rd (Wed), delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Abu Simbel trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Saqqara to Abu Simbel in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, ferry, and car. When traveling from Saqqara in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Abu Simbel: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
Highlights from your 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.