15 days in Egypt Itinerary

15 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Aswan
— 2 nights
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Luxor
— 3 nights
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Hurghada
— 2 nights
Fly
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Alexandria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cairo
— 5 nights
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Aswan

— 2 nights
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
On the 4th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of El-Tabia Mosque, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, and then delve into the distant past at Monastery of St. Simeon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Philae Temple, delve into the distant past at New Kalabsha, and then see human ingenuity at work at Aswan High Dam.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Aswan online road trip planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Aswan is an approximately 18-hour flight. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in September; daily highs in Aswan reach 47°C and lows reach 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Parks

Luxor

— 3 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Temple of Karnak and Tomb of Merenptah. Your inner history buff will appreciate Valley of the Kings and Temple of Amun. And it doesn't end there: get all the information you need at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, buy something for everyone on your list at Habiba Gallery, examine the collection at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum, and see Off-Road Tours.

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Drive from Aswan to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in Luxor sees daily highs of 46°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Hurghada

— 2 nights
Originally a small fishing town on the Red Sea coast, Hurghada developed into Egypt's premier beach destination thanks to its year-round sunny weather and world-class dive sites.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then admire the striking features of Mosque El Mina Masjid, then see the vivid underwater world at Carless Reef, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hurghada trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Luxor to Hurghada takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Luxor in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Hurghada, with highs around 43°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to fly to Alexandria.

Things to do in Hurghada

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Adventure

Alexandria

— 2 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fort Qaitbey and El Qaed Ibrahim Mosque. Do some cultural sightseeing at St.Mina Monastery and El Kobba El Samaweya. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, kick back and relax at Mamoura Beach, look for gifts at CREDO, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Catherine's Cathedral.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Alexandria route planner.

Fly from Hurghada to Alexandria in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hurghada in September, things will get little chillier in Alexandria: highs are around 36°C and lows about 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cairo.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Cairo

— 5 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.
Popular historic sites such as Pyramids of Giza and Statue of Ramses II are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan. Venture out of the city with trips to Mastaba of Ti (in Saqqara) and Giza Plateau (in Giza). Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River, browse the exhibits of Oum El Dounia Gallery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St Sergius and Bacchus.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cairo online tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Alexandria to Cairo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.