25 days in Egypt & Middle East Itinerary

25 days in Egypt & Middle East Itinerary

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Cairo, Egypt
— 4 nights
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Aswan, Egypt
— 3 nights
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Luxor, Egypt
— 5 nights
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Tehran, Iran
— 2 nights
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Isfahan, Iran
— 3 nights
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Shiraz, Iran
— 3 nights
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Doha, Qatar
— 4 nights

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Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©

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.
Explore Cairo's surroundings by going to Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara) and Giza (Great Sphinx & Giza Plateau). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, contemplate the long history of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Muhammad Ali.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Cairo trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Cairo is an approximately 10-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 Manchester to Cairo. When traveling from Manchester in February, plan for much warmer days in Cairo, with highs around 25°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Cairo

Side Trips

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

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Aswan, Egypt

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Aswan is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Philae Temple, explore the ancient world of Qubbet el-Hawa, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Unfinished Obelisk.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Aswan travel route planning tool.

You can fly from Cairo to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cairo in March: highs in Aswan hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum
Nubian Village ©
Nubian Village

5
nights
Luxor, Egypt

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: steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak, appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Luxor trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Aswan to Luxor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Aswan in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Luxor, with lows of 17°C. You will leave for Tehran on the 11th (Thu).

Things to do in Luxor

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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Tehran, Iran

Tehran ©

Teh

Tehran, the capital and one of the largest cities in the Middle East, sits in the foothills of a mountain range and stretches out for miles.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Iran, then take an in-depth tour of Golestan Palace, then walk around Honarmandan Park, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Milad Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Azadi Tower, snap pictures at Tabiat Bridge, then take an in-depth tour of The National Jewelry Treasury, then shop like a local with Golkar Art Gallery, and finally browse for treasures at Majd Telephone Store.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Tehran using our trip planner.

You can fly from Luxor to Tehran in 11 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Luxor to Tehran. Traveling from Luxor in March, expect nights in Tehran to be little chillier, around 8°C, while days are much colder, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Isfahan.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums · Shopping · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golestan Palace ©
Golestan Palace
Milad Tower ©
Milad Tower
Tabiat Bridge ©
Tabiat Bridge

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Isfahan, Iran

Isfahan ©

Half of the World

A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
Isfahan is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Isfahan Music Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, explore the galleries of Vank Cathedral, and snap pictures at SioSe Pol Bridge.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Isfahan sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Tehran to Isfahan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tehran in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Isfahan, with lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Shiraz.

Things to do in Isfahan

Highlights from your plan
Isfahan Music Museum ©
Isfahan Music Museum
Isfahan Seashell Museum ©
Isfahan Seashell Museum
SioSe Pol Bridge ©
SioSe Pol Bridge

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Shiraz, Iran

Shiraz ©

City of Poets

An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
Change things up with these side-trips from Shiraz: Persepolis (Persepolis & Nagsh-e Rostam). There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Vakil Bazaar, delve into the distant past at Vakil Bath, walk around Eram Garden (Baq e Eram), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Shiraz itinerary planner.

You can fly from Isfahan to Shiraz in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Isfahan in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Shiraz, with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Doha.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Nagsh-e Rostam ©
Nagsh-e Rostam
Persepolis ©
Persepolis
Vakil Bazaar ©
Vakil Bazaar

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Doha, Qatar

Doha ©
Doha, Qatar's capital city, draws visitors with its constant development and expansion, making it a destination on the rise.
Doha is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Islamic Art, take in the pleasant sights at Souq Waqif, stroll around Aspire Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of State Grand Mosque.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Doha planner.

Traveling by flight from Shiraz to Doha takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Iran Standard Time (IRST) to Arabian Standard Time (AST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Shiraz in March; daily highs in Doha reach 33°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Doha

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Souq Waqif ©
Souq Waqif
Museum of Islamic Art ©
Museum of Islamic Art
The Corniche ©
The Corniche