16 days in Egypt Itinerary

16 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cairo
— 4 nights
2
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
3
Aswan
— 1 night
4
Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
5
Dahab
— 1 night
6
Qena
— 1 night
7
Luxor
— 2 nights

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.
Visit Pyramids of Giza and Coptic Cairo for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Meidum Pyramid (in El Wasta) and Great Sphinx (in Giza). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Muhammad Ali.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cairo trip builder.

Mexico City, Mexico to Cairo is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 8 hours. Traveling from Mexico City in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Cairo, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

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
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
On the 1st (Sun), contemplate the long history of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Abu Simbel trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Abu Simbel takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cairo in April, expect nights in Abu Simbel to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

1
night
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the ancient world of Unfinished Obelisk, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Philae Temple, and then explore the ancient world of Agilkia Island.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Aswan trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Abu Simbel to Aswan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April in Aswan, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Unfinished Obelisk ©
Unfinished Obelisk
Agilkia Island ©
Agilkia Island

3
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Heavenly Cathedral and Na'ama Bay. Spend the 4th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: browse the different shops at SOHO Square and enjoy the sand and surf at Shark's Bay Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh online tour planner.

Fly from Aswan to Sharm El Sheikh in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Aswan in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sharm El Sheikh: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
The Heavenly Cathedral ©
The Heavenly Cathedral
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay

1
night
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Dahab trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Qena.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Qena

Qena
Qena is a city in Upper Egypt, and the capital of the Qena Governorate. On the 7th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Dendera Temple Complex.

You can plan Qena trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Fly from Dahab to Qena in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Dahab in April, expect nights in Qena to be little chillier, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Luxor.

Things to do in Qena

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dendera Temple Complex
Highlights from your plan
Dendera Temple Complex
Dendera Temple Complex

2
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Luxor Museum and Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Temple of Karnak and Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari for their historical value. There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, delve into the distant past at Tomb of Ramses VI, appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenue of Sphinxes, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu.

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

Drive from Qena to Luxor in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

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