17 days in Egypt Itinerary

17 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt vacation planner

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Aswan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Luxor
— 3 nights
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Hurghada
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cairo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Alexandria
— 4 nights
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Aswan

— 3 nights
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
On the 5th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El-Tabia Mosque and then delve into the distant past at Qubbet el-Hawa. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Animalia, head off the coast to Elephantine Island, head off the coast to Agilkia Island, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Philae Temple, and finally take an in-depth tour of Nubian Museum.

Make your Aswan itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Vienna, Austria to Aswan is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Vienna to Aswan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vienna in November, expect Aswan to be warmer, temps between 34°C and 19°C. You will leave for Luxor on the 8th (Mon).

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Luxor

— 3 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Temple of Karnak and Luxor Temple. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Valley of the Kings and Medinet Habu. There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, explore the ancient world of Colossi of Memnon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenue of Sphinxes, and buy something for everyone on your list at Habiba Gallery.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Luxor day trip planning website.

Getting from Aswan to Luxor by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Aswan in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Luxor, with lows of 16°C. You'll set off for Hurghada on the 11th (Thu).

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Hurghada

— 3 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.
Visit Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda and Mosque El Mina Masjid for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Mini Egypt Park and El Dahar. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, head off the coast to Giftun Islands, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hurghada holiday builder site.

You can take a bus from Luxor to Hurghada in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Luxor in November since evenings lows in Hurghada dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Cairo.

Things to do in Hurghada

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Cairo

— 3 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Islamic Cairo. Visit Coptic Cairo and Mosque of Muhammad Ali for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), and delve into the distant past at Thebes.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Cairo trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Hurghada to Cairo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Hurghada in November, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cairo: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Alexandria

— 4 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.
Fort Qaitbey and El Alamein World War II Military Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte and Ancient Roman Amphitheater will appeal to history buffs. When in Alexandria, make a side trip to see El Alamein War Cemetery in El Alamein, approximately El Alamein away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, snap pictures at Stanley Bridge, visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse of Alexandria, and get engrossed in the history at Alexandria National Museum.

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You can drive from Cairo to Alexandria in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Alexandria can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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.