17 days in Egypt Itinerary

17 days in Egypt Itinerary

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17 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Norfolk
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Luxor
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Aswan
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Cairo
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
4
Alexandria
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
5
Giza
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Abu Simbel
— 3 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Norfolk

2
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Luxor Museum and Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Medinet Habu and Luxor Temple. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak, appreciate the history behind Colossi of Memnon, explore the ancient world of Tomb of King Tutankhamun (Tut), and get to know the fascinating history of Avenue of Sphinxes.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Luxor trip itinerary builder .

Norfolk, USA to Luxor is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Norfolk to Luxor due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Norfolk in April, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Luxor: temperatures range from 95°F by day to 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Aswan.

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

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 17th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Unfinished Obelisk, then contemplate the long history of Nubian Village, then delve into the distant past at Philae Temple, and finally get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Aswan trip tool .

You can drive from Luxor to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daytime highs in Aswan are 97°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Unfinished Obelisk ©
Unfinished Obelisk
Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Nubian Village ©
Nubian Village

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids and Giza Plateau. Visit Mohamed Ali Mosque and Old City (Coptic Cairo) for their historical value. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip builder app .

You can fly from Aswan to Cairo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Aswan in April, things will get slightly colder in Cairo: highs are around 83°F and lows about 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Mosque of Muhammad Ali ©
Mosque of Muhammad Ali

2
nights
Alexandria

Alexandria ©
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.
On the 21st (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Alexandria National Museum, then explore the ancient world of Roman Amphitheatre, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Bibliotheca Alexandrina. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Pompey's Pillar, then explore the ancient world of Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, then steep yourself in history at Fort Qaitbey, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Corniche.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Alexandria trip planner.

You can take a bus from Cairo to Alexandria in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Cairo in April: highs in Alexandria hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Giza.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pompey's Pillar ©
Pompey's Pillar
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey

2
nights
Giza

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
On the 23rd (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx, then contemplate the long history of Pyramids of Giza, and then see the interesting displays at Solar Boat Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Pharonic Village, steep yourself in history at Pyramids of Dahshour, then see the interesting displays at Egypt Papyrus Museum, and finally stop by The Egyptian Perfume Palace.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Giza road trip planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Alexandria to Giza takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Alexandria in April, expect nights in Giza to be about the same, around 62°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Pyramids of Dahshour ©
Pyramids of Dahshour

3
nights
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Nasser.

To plan Abu Simbel vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Do a combination of train and flight from Giza to Abu Simbel in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Giza in April, expect nights in Abu Simbel to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 93°F. You'll set off for home on the 28th (Sun).

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Lake Nasser
Highlights from your plan
Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex
Lake Nasser ©
Lake Nasser

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