25 days in Egypt Itinerary

25 days in Egypt Itinerary

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25 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  24​h
1
Cairo
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Aswan
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  5​h 30​min
4
Luxor
— 5 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
5
Hurghada
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Cairo
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
7
Bawiti
— 1 night
Travel:  180​h
End: Melbourne

2
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.
On the 5th (Sun), explore the activities along Nile River, then get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, and then examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza, then contemplate the long history of Great Sphinx, and then delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Cairo tour itinerary planning tool .

Melbourne, Australia to Cairo is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Cairo is minus 8 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Melbourne in January: high temperatures in Cairo hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

2
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Unfinished Obelisk, contemplate the long history of Nubian Village, then admire the engineering at High Dam, then explore the ancient world of Philae Temple, and finally take an in-depth tour of Nubian Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Aswan road trip app .

You can fly from Cairo to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Cairo in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Aswan, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum
Nubian Village ©
Nubian Village

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Abu Simbel journey site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. January in Abu Simbel sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

5
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Change things up with these side-trips from Luxor: Temple of Horus at Edfu (in Edfu) and Dendera Temple Complex (in Dendera). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, pause for some photo ops at Colossi of Memnon, and take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Luxor online itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Abu Simbel to Luxor takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daily temperatures in Luxor can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Valley of the Queens, Dendera Temple Complex, Temple of Horus at Edfu
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Mahmya Island, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hurghada holiday planner .

You can take a bus from Luxor to Hurghada in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Luxor in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Hurghada, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hurghada Marina ©
Hurghada Marina
Swim with Dolphins

1
night
Cairo

Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): walk around Al-Azhar Park, steep yourself in history at Mosque of Muhammad Ali, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and finally admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary). On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Bazar Noobr, delve into the distant past at Step Pyramid of Djoser, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, and finally wander the streets of Islamic Cairo.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairo journey maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Hurghada to Cairo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hurghada in January: highs in Cairo hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Neighborhoods Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Step Pyramid of Djoser
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Islamic Cairo ©
Islamic Cairo
Mosque of Muhammad Ali ©
Mosque of Muhammad Ali

1
night
Bawiti

Bawiti ©
El-Bawiti is a town in the Western desert in Egypt. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes White desert camp Safari. On the 20th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Bahariya (Bahereya) Oasis, stroll the grounds of Bahariya Cemetery, then tour in harmony with nature at White desert camp Safari, then take an in-depth tour of Oasis Heritage Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Bawiti. On the next day, wander the streets of Palmeraie, then explore the ancient world of Gebel al Ingleez, and then explore the striking landscape at Cristal mountain.

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

Drive from Cairo to Bawiti in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bawiti

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bahariya (Bahereya) Oasis ©
Bahariya (Bahereya) Oasis
Cristal mountain
Cristal mountain

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