24 days in Egypt Itinerary

24 days in Egypt Itinerary

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24 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Halifax
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Cairo
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Luxor
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Aswan
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 30 min
4
Abu Simbel
— Few hours
Fly:  6 h 30 min
5
Hurghada
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Alexandria
— 3 nights
Drive:  8 h
7
Siwa
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
8
New Valley Governorate
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  33 h
End: Halifax

4
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 list of things to see and do now includes Khan Al-Khalili, Mosque of Muhammad Ali, National Museum of Egyptian Civilization NEMC, and other attractions. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Islamic Cairo, explore the ancient world of Bent Pyramid, explore the world behind art at The Coptic Museum, and stroll around Al-Azhar Park.

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Halifax, Canada to Cairo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Halifax in September, with highs in Cairo at 39°C and lows at 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Giza
Highlights from your plan
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Khan Al-Khalili ©
Khan Al-Khalili

3
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 Luxor Sound and Light Show as well as Colossi of Memnon. Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, delve into the distant past at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, and pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Luxor trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Luxor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cairo, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor, ranging from highs of 46°C to lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car 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

3
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nubian Village as well as Aswan High Dam. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Nubian Village, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Philae Temple. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Elephantine Island, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Kom Ombo, and then admire the engineering at Aswan High Dam.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Aswan online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Luxor to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Temple of Kom Ombo
Highlights from your plan
Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo
Elephantine Island ©
Elephantine Island

few
hours
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
On the 6th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Abu Simbel travel planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 25°C. You'll set off for Marsa Alam on the 7th (Wed).

Things to do in Abu Simbel

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

4
nights
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.
Hurghada is known for wildlife, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Hurghada Grand Aquarium.

To see where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hurghada online holiday builder .

Traveling by flight from Abu Simbel to Hurghada takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Hurghada sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. You will leave for home on the 11th (Sun).

Things to do in Hurghada

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Hurghada Marina ©
Hurghada Marina
Hurghada Grand Aquarium ©
Hurghada Grand Aquarium

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bibliotheca Alexandrina, St.Mina Monastery and El Alamein War Cemetery. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Montazah Gardens, snap pictures at Stanley Bridge, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral.

To see maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Alexandria visit planning website .

Getting from Hurghada to Alexandria by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hurghada in October, expect nights in Alexandria to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 33°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Siwa.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

El Alamein War Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Montazah Gardens ©
Montazah Gardens

2
nights
Siwa

Siwa ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fatnis Island (Fantasy Island). Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the fascinating landscape at Great Sand Sea, make a trip to Cleopatra's Pool - Spring of Juba, and then head off the coast to Fatnis Island (Fantasy Island).

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Siwa trip planner.

Getting from Alexandria to Siwa by car takes about 8 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to New Valley Governorate.

Things to do in Siwa

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Great Sand Sea ©
Great Sand Sea
Fatnis Island (Fantasy Island) ©
Fatnis Island (Fantasy Island)
Cleopatra's Pool - Spring of Juba ©
Cleopatra's Pool - Spring of Juba

2
nights
New Valley Governorate

New Valley Governorate ©
New Valley Governorate is one of the governorates of Egypt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): admire nature's extreme beauty at Sahara Desert.

For photos, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, use the New Valley Governorate holiday planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Siwa to New Valley Governorate. On the 17th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in New Valley Governorate

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Sahara Desert ©
Sahara Desert

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