13 days in Egypt Itinerary

13 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Cairo
— 2 nights
2
Luxor
— 2 nights
3
Alexandria
— 2 nights
4
Siwa
— 2 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River and then stroll around Al-Azhar Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza, steep yourself in history at Great Sphinx, and then make a trip to Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cairo vacation site.

Athens, Greece to Cairo is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Athens in December: high temperatures in Cairo hover around 24°C and lows are around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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

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Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
On the 3rd (Fri), see the interesting displays at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, then get all the information you need at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Luxor trip planner.

You can fly from Cairo to Luxor in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cairo, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Luxor, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Luxor

Tours · Outdoors · Museums
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Luxor Museum
Luxor Museum
Balloon Rides

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Alexandria

Alexandria ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fort Qaitbey and Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral. Get some historical perspective at Pompey's Pillar and Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Bibliotheca Alexandrina, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Catherine's Cathedral, and explore the ancient world of Roman Amphitheatre.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Alexandria trip planner.

Getting from Luxor to Alexandria by combination of flight and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Luxor in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Alexandria: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 10°C at night. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Siwa.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Museums
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Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Pompey's Pillar ©
Pompey's Pillar

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Siwa

Siwa ©
On the 8th (Wed), explore the fascinating landscape at Great Sand Sea and then explore the ancient world of Temple of the Oracle of Amun / Aghurmi.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Siwa trip planner.

You can drive from Alexandria to Siwa in 8 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Siwa

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Great Sand Sea ©
Great Sand Sea

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