11 days in Nile River Valley Itinerary

11 days in Nile River Valley Itinerary

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Luxor
— 4 nights
Train to Aswan, Fly to Abu Simbel
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Abu Simbel
— 1 night
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Aswan
— 4 nights
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Luxor

A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Discover out-of-the-way places like ACE - Animal Care in Egypt and Tomb of Ramses III. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Luxor Temple.

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Cape Town, South Africa to Luxor is an approximately 16-hour flight. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in September; daily highs in Luxor reach 46°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 23:

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Abu Simbel

On the 24th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

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Traveling by combination of train and flight from Luxor to Abu Simbel takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Abu Simbel can reach 46°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Aswan

Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nubian Museum and Animalia. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Kitchner's Island, explore the ancient world of Monastery of St. Simeon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, and head off the coast to Elephantine Island.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Aswan online sightseeing planner.

Fly from Abu Simbel to Aswan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 47°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 28:

Nile River Valley travel guide

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Ruins · Monuments · Cemeteries
Nile River Valley represents one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world, which supported human life as early as 5500 BCE. A tour of Nile River Valley includes visiting some of Egypt's best preserved ancient tombs, temples, and cities, as well as observing both the barren deserts and the fertile fields of corn, sugar cane, sesame, and alfalfa. Boats regularly cruise the waterway and visitors can choose between short trips to get a sense of the river's importance and magnitude, and weeklong excursions designed to provide a deeper insight into the country's history, topography, and cultural heritage.