15 days in Egypt Itinerary

15 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cairo
— 3 nights
2
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
3
Aswan
— 2 nights
4
Luxor
— 5 nights
5
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights

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.
On the 12th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Pyramids of Giza and then explore the ancient world of Meidum Pyramid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids and then examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cairo trip planner.

Coimbatore, India to Cairo is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of bus, taxi, and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 3.5 hours. Traveling from Coimbatore in April, things will get a bit cooler in Cairo: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Giza, Meidum Pyramid
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Abu Simbel day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Abu Simbel takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Cairo in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Abu Simbel, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

2
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Temple of Kom Ombo and Unfinished Obelisk. Let the collections at Nubian Museum and Animalia capture your imagination. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Nubian Village, take in nature's colorful creations at Jazirat al Malik, head off the coast to Elephantine Island, and explore the ancient world of New Kalabsha.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Aswan itinerary planning app.

Fly from Abu Simbel to Aswan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. April in Aswan sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Temple of Kom Ombo
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Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo
Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum
Animalia ©
Animalia

5
nights
Luxor

Luxor
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Visit Temple of Karnak and Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina) for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Temple of Horus and Medinet Habu. Change things up with a short trip to Kanais in Edfu (about 1h 40 min away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Avenue of Sphinxes, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Luxor Temple.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Luxor visit planner.

Getting from Aswan to Luxor by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. April in Luxor sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Edfu
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Tomb of Ramses VI
Tomb of Ramses VI
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu
Temple of Horus ©
Temple of Horus

2
nights
Sharm El Sheikh

Sharm El Sheikh ©
An enviable location on the southern end of the Sinai Peninsula and year-round warm weather boost tourism in Sharm El Sheikh and make it one of Egypt's premier travel destinations.
St. Catherine's Monastery and The Heavenly Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Coptic Orthodox Church and King Tut Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 24th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Ras Um Sid.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh trip maker tool.

Getting from Luxor to Sharm El Sheikh by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. When traveling from Luxor in April, plan for little chillier days in Sharm El Sheikh, with highs around °C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

St. Catherine's Monastery
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The Heavenly Cathedral ©
The Heavenly Cathedral
St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Coptic Orthodox Church ©
Coptic Orthodox Church

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