13 days in Egypt Itinerary

13 days in Egypt Itinerary

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13 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Luxor
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Giza
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Aswan
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
5
Edfu
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Hurghada
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
You've now added Luxor Temple to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, then delve into the distant past at Valley of the Kings, then steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak, and finally appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Luxor trip planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Luxor is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Luxor. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in January, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Giza.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

1
night
Giza

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids and then see the interesting displays at Musee de la Barque Solaire. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): view the masterpieces at Sondos Papyrus, then appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, and then delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Giza trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Luxor to Giza by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Luxor in January, plan for little chillier days in Giza, with highs around 65°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites Museums
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Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Musee de la Barque Solaire ©
Musee de la Barque Solaire

2
nights
Sharm El Sheikh

An enviable location on the southern end of the Sinai Peninsula and year-round warm weather boost tourism in Sharm El Sheikh and make it one of Egypt's premier travel destinations.
On the 21st (Tue), browse the exhibits of St Catherine Shop and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): see Off-Road Tours, then take a stroll through Na'ama Bay, then appreciate the history behind Monument to the Victims of Plane Crash of Boeing 737, and finally admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh tour planner.

Fly from Giza to Sharm El Sheikh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Giza in January, with highs in Sharm El Sheikh at 72°F and lows at 58°F. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Thu) before leaving for Aswan.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Off-Road Tours
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay

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nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
On the 23rd (Thu), see human ingenuity at work at Aswan High Dam.

For more things to do and tourist information, use the Aswan trip builder app .

You can fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Aswan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 50°F in Aswan. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Edfu.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Parks
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Nubian Village ©
Nubian Village
Aswan High Dam ©
Aswan High Dam

1
night
Edfu

Edfu ©
Edfu is an Egyptian city, located on the west bank of the Nile River between Esna and Aswan, with a population of approximately sixty thousand people. On the 25th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Temple of Horus at Edfu, then explore the ancient world of Kanais, and then explore the ancient world of Gibel Silsila.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Edfu online trip maker .

You can take a train from Aswan to Edfu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Aswan in January since evenings lows in Edfu dip to 45°F. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hurghada.

Things to do in Edfu

Historic Sites
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Temple of Horus at Edfu ©
Temple of Horus at Edfu
Kanais ©
Kanais
Edfu Sound and Light Show ©
Edfu Sound and Light Show

3
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 27th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Mosque El Mina Masjid, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hurghada day trip app .

You can drive from Edfu to Hurghada in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Hurghada when traveling from Edfu in January, with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hurghada

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parasailing & Paragliding
Swim with Dolphins

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