15 days in Egypt Itinerary

15 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Start: Kansas City
Fly:  20 h 15 min
1
Luxor
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Aswan
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Cairo
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
4
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
5
Marsa Alam
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  27 h
End: Kansas City

3
nights
Luxor

Luxor
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Popular historic sites such as Temple of Karnak and Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina) are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Medinet Habu and Avenue of Sphinxes. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Tomb of Ramses VI, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple, and get engrossed in the history at Karnak Open Air Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxor holiday tool.

Kansas City, USA to Luxor is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kansas City to Luxor is 8 hours. Traveling from Kansas City in October, you will find days in Luxor are warmer (95°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (68°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Tomb of Ramses VI
Tomb of Ramses VI
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu
Avenue of Sphinxes ©
Avenue of Sphinxes

3
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Unfinished Obelisk, thenexplore the ancient world of New Kalabsha, thencontemplate the long history of Nubian Village, and finally get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, thenadmire the natural beauty at Aswan Botanical Garden, thenexplore the ancient world of Monastery of St. Simeon, and finally examine the collection at Animalia.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Aswan travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Luxor to Aswan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October in Aswan, expect temperatures between 97°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum
Animalia ©
Animalia
Nubian Village ©
Nubian Village

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Great Sphinx, look for gifts at Bazar Noobr, and then see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza and then explore the ancient world of Meidum Pyramid.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairo visit app.

Traveling by flight from Aswan to Cairo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Aswan in October, you will find days in Cairo are slightly colder (86°F), and nights are about the same (69°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Giza, Meidum Pyramid
Highlights from your plan
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to St. Catherine's Monastery and Coptic Orthodox Church. Appreciate the collections at King Tut Museum and St Catherine Shop. Spend the 19th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral and kick back and relax at Ras Um Sid.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh road trip tool.

Getting from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 76°F in Sharm El Sheikh. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

St. Catherine's Monastery
Highlights from your plan
St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Coptic Orthodox Church ©
Coptic Orthodox Church
Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid

2
nights
Marsa Alam

Marsa Alam ©
The opening of an international airport and subsequent development of hotels and resorts boosted tourism in Marsa Alam, a town on Egypt's Red Sea coast known for its world-class diving spots.
On the 20th (Sat), stroll through Gebel El Rosas, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Marsa Shoona Bay, and then take an in-depth tour of Astronomy Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Marsa Mubarak and then get outside with Abu Dabbab Beach.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Marsa Alam trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Marsa Alam by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Marsa Shoona Bay ©
Marsa Shoona Bay
Gebel El Rosas ©
Gebel El Rosas
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak

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