20 days in Egypt Itinerary

20 days in Egypt Itinerary

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20 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Cairo
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Aswan
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Aswan
— 2 nights
ferry:  4​h
5
Luxor
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Hurghada
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Cairo
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Musee de la Barque Solaire, Step Pyramid of Djoser and Mastaba of Ti. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Statue of Ramesses II and Serapeum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pyramids of Giza and Memphis Historical Site. Explore Cairo's surroundings by going to Great Sphinx (in Giza) and Mastaba of Mereruka (in Saqqara). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum.

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Melbourne, Australia to Cairo is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Cairo, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in February, you will find days in Cairo are a bit cooler (25°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Aswan.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Giza, Saqqara, Memphis Historical Site
Highlights from your plan
Statue of Ramesses II ©
Statue of Ramesses II
Step Pyramid of Djoser ©
Step Pyramid of Djoser
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza

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 24th (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Aswan Market.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Aswan trip planner .

Fly from Cairo to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairo in February, you will find days in Aswan are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Aswan Market ©
Aswan Market

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Sound and Light Show - Abu Simbel has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Sound and Light Show - Abu Simbel.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Abu Simbel road trip site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Aswan.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex
Sound and Light Show - Abu Simbel ©
Sound and Light Show - Abu Simbel

2
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): admire the engineering at High Dam and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Philae Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Temple of Kom Ombo.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Aswan journey maker .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Abu Simbel to Aswan in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Luxor, Temple of Horus at Edfu, Temple of Kom Ombo
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo
Temple of Horus at Edfu ©
Temple of Horus at Edfu
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak

5
nights
Luxor

Luxor
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Temple Abydos as well as Howard Carter House. Your inner history buff will appreciate Medinet Habu and Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina). Explore hidden gems such as Avenue of Sphinxes and Tomb of Sennedjem. Go for a jaunt from Luxor to Dendera to see Dendera Temple Complex about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Tomb of Ramses VI, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, pause for some photo ops at Colossi of Memnon, and don't miss a visit to Tomb of Queen Nefertari.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Luxor visit planner.

Traveling by car from Aswan to Luxor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Luxor when traveling from Aswan in February, with lows around 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Temple Abydos, Dendera Temple Complex, Valley of the Queens
Highlights from your plan
Tomb of Ramses VI
Tomb of Ramses VI
Dendera Temple Complex ©
Dendera Temple Complex
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu

3
nights
Hurghada

Hurghada ©
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Sand City and Selkhet Papyrus.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Hurghada online road trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Luxor to Hurghada takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 19°C. You will leave for Cairo on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Hurghada

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Selkhet Papyrus ©
Selkhet Papyrus

1
night
Cairo

Cairo
For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cairo trip planner .

Fly from Safaga to Cairo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Safaga in March, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Cairo: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 17°C at night. On the 8th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Tours Shopping Museums

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