18 days in Italy & Egypt Itinerary

18 days in Italy & Egypt Itinerary

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Cairo, Egypt
— 1 night
Drive
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Alexandria, Egypt
— 1 day
Bus to Cairo Airport, Fly to Luxor
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Luxor, Egypt
— 1 night
Train to Aswan, Fly to Abu Simbel
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Abu Simbel, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly
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Naples, Italy
Drive
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Paestum, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Pompeii, Italy
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Ostia Antica, Italy
— 1 night
Fly
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Gimignano, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Siena, Italy
Drive
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Pisa, Italy
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Verona, Italy
Drive
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Piacenza, Italy
— 1 day
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Cairo, Egypt

— 1 night

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.
On the 2nd (Wed), see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Muhammad Ali, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili.

To find reviews and more tourist information, read our Cairo trip planner.

Santiago, Chile to Cairo is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Cairo is 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in February, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Alexandria, Egypt

— 1 day

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.
On the 3rd (Thu), delve into the distant past at Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, steep yourself in history at Fort Qaitbey, and then get your bearings at Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Alexandria trip planner.

You can drive from Cairo to Alexandria in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Alexandria can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Museums

Luxor, Egypt

— 1 night
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
On the 4th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, and then pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple. On the next day, get advice or help at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Luxor road trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Alexandria to Luxor takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Alexandria in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Luxor, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums

Abu Simbel, Egypt

— 1 night
Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Abu Simbel journey maker site.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Luxor to Abu Simbel takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In February, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Naples, Italy

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano and then examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Naples trip maker website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Abu Simbel to Naples. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Abu Simbel to Naples due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Abu Simbel, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Naples, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Paestum.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Paestum, Italy

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Museo Acropolis, step into the grandiose world of Borgo Medievale di Agropoli, and then delve into the distant past at Paestum Ruins.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Paestum trip planner.

Drive from Naples to Paestum in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Naples in February since evenings lows in Paestum dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pompeii.

Things to do in Paestum

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Pompeii, Italy

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Pompeii trip maker.

Drive from Paestum to Pompeii in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Paestum in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Pompeii, with lows of 7°C. On the 9th (Wed), you'll travel to Rome.

Things to do in Pompeii

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Transportation

Rome, Italy

— 1 night

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum.

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

Traveling by train from Pompeii to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Rome sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ostia Antica.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ostia Antica, Italy

— 1 night
Ostia Antica is a large archeological site, close to the modern suburb of Ostia, that was the location of the harbour city of ancient Rome, which is approximately 30km to the northeast. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Isola Pedonale Lido di Ostia, then explore the ancient world of Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica, and then relax and rejuvenate at Victoria Regeneration Spa.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ostia Antica trip planning website.

Drive from Rome to Ostia Antica in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Ostia Antica can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Florence.

Things to do in Ostia Antica

Historic Sites · Baths · Spas

Side Trip

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Cappelle Medicee, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence travel website.

Fly from Ostia Antica to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

San Gimignano, Italy

— 1 night

Town of Fine Towers

A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of San Gimignano, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di San Gimignano, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Sant'Agostino, then get to know the fascinating history of San Gimignano 1300, then examine the collection at Museo della Tortura di San Gimignano, and finally contemplate the long history of Torre Grossa.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Gimignano road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Florence to San Gimignano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in San Gimignano sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Siena.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Siena, Italy

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Siena trip planner.

You can drive from San Gimignano to Siena in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. You'll set off for Pisa on the 14th (Mon).

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Shopping

Pisa, Italy

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Pisa road trip website.

Traveling by car from Siena to Pisa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in February, and nighttime lows around 5°C. On the 14th (Mon), you're off to Venice.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Shopping

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
On the 15th (Tue), explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, then take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and finally snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Squero di San Trovaso, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Anthony, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, then pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, then steep yourself in history at Piazza della Frutta, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Correr.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Venice travel planner.

Traveling by car from Pisa to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Pisa in February, expect nights in Venice to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are little chillier, around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Verona, Italy

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Verona vacation planning tool.

You can drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. You'll set off for Piacenza on the 17th (Thu).

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Outdoors · Museums

Piacenza, Italy

— 1 day
Piacenza is a city and comune in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy. On the 17th (Thu), appreciate the history behind Duomo Di Piacenza, then examine the collection at Musei Civici Di Palazzo Farnese, then make a trip to Piazza Cavalli, and finally contemplate the long history of Borgo Storico Di Grazzano Visconti.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Piacenza online vacation planner.

Drive from Verona to Piacenza in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. February in Piacenza sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Piacenza

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Egypt travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Safaris
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.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Tuscany travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.