12 days in Egypt Itinerary

12 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Fly
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Luxor
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Aswan
— 1 night
Fly
3
Cairo
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Alexandria
— 1 night
Drive
5
Giza
— 2 nights
Drive to Cairo International Airport, Fly to Los Angeles International Airport

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): get all the information you need at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, and then get engrossed in the history at Karnak Open Air Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Medinet Habu, delve into the distant past at Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II), and then see the interesting displays at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Luxor trip itinerary maker tool.

Los Angeles, USA to Luxor is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 10 hours. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 10:

1
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Aswan

Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
On the 10th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Animalia, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, and then take an in-depth tour of Nubian Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Aswan day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Luxor to Aswan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Aswan are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Aswan

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 11:

3
nights
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.
You've now added Egypt Tailor Made Day Tours to your itinerary. Get some historical perspective at Al-Azhar Mosque and Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Oum El Dounia Gallery. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Zamalek (Gezira Island), explore the activities along Nile River, step into the grandiose world of Bab al-Futuh, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Islamic Arts.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairo trip planner.

Getting from Aswan to Cairo by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a train. When traveling from Aswan in November, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cairo: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 61°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sun) before leaving for Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 14:

1
night
Alexandria

Mediterranean's Bride

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 14th (Sun), appreciate the history behind St.Mina Monastery.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Alexandria road trip planning tool.

Drive from Cairo to Alexandria in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in November, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Giza.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 15:
Highlights from your trip

2
nights
Giza

Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Pyramids of Giza, then appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, and then take in the exciting artwork at Sondos Papyrus.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Giza visit planner.

Getting from Alexandria to Giza by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Giza can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. You will leave for home on the 17th (Wed).

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 15 — 17:

Egypt travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Monuments
Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.