18 days in Egypt Itinerary

18 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Cairo
— 4 nights
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Alexandria
— 2 nights
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Luxor
— 4 nights
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Saqqara
— 1 night
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Abu Simbel
— 2 nights
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Siwa
— 1 night
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Abydos
— 2 nights

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara) and Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, explore the galleries of Oum El Dounia Gallery, stroll around Al-Azhar Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairo trip itinerary builder site.

London, UK to Cairo is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Cairo. Traveling from London in November, expect nights in Cairo to be somewhat warmer, around 19°C, while days are warmer, around 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Thu) before leaving for Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Giza, Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Highlights from your plan
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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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 5th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Fort Qaitbey, admire the natural beauty at Montazah Gardens, and then stop by CREDO.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Alexandria route planning app.

Traveling by car from Cairo to Alexandria takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In November in Alexandria, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Montazah Gardens ©
Montazah Gardens
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina

4
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Luxor is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, skim along the rocks with I Like Egypt Tours, don't miss a visit to Tomb of Queen Nefertari, and get all the information you need at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Luxor sightseeing tool.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Alexandria to Luxor in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Alexandria in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Luxor, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Saqqara.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
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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Saqqara

Saqqara ©
On the 12th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Step Pyramid of Djoser and then delve into the distant past at Memphis Historical Site.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Saqqara online day trip planner.

You can fly from Luxor to Saqqara in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Luxor in November, expect nights in Saqqara to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Saqqara

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Memphis Historical Site
Highlights from your plan
Step Pyramid of Djoser ©
Step Pyramid of Djoser
Memphis Historical Site ©
Memphis Historical Site

2
nights
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Abu Simbel vacation website.

Fly from Saqqara to Abu Simbel in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, ferry, and car. When traveling from Saqqara in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Abu Simbel, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Siwa.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

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

1
night
Siwa

Siwa ©
On the 15th (Sun), admire nature's extreme beauty at Great Sand Sea and then steep yourself in history at Shali Fortress.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Siwa online day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Abu Simbel to Siwa takes 19.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Abydos.

Things to do in Siwa

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Great Sand Sea ©
Great Sand Sea

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Abydos

Abydos ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Temple of Rameses II.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Abydos trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Siwa to Abydos in 15 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Abydos can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. You'll set off for home on the 18th (Wed).
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Rameses II ©
Temple of Rameses II

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