15 days in Egypt Itinerary

15 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cairo
— 3 nights
2
Aswan
— 2 nights
3
Luxor
— 2 nights
4
Qena
— 1 night
5
Sohag
— 1 night
6
Al Minya
— 1 night
7
Al Fayyum
— 1 night
8
Alexandria
— 2 nights

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at Pyramids of Giza and Pyramids of Dahshour. Get a sense of the local culture at Zamalek (Gezira Island) and Greek Orthodox Church of St. George (Mari Girgis). Change things up with a short trip to Step Pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara (about 52 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Ibn Tulun.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairo tour builder site.

Seattle, USA to Cairo is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Seattle to Cairo due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in September: highs in Cairo hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Giza, Step Pyramid of Djoser
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Step Pyramid of Djoser ©
Step Pyramid of Djoser
Pyramids of Dahshour ©
Pyramids of Dahshour

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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 30th (Mon), examine the collection at Animalia, thendelve into the distant past at Monastery of St. Simeon, thendelve into the distant past at New Kalabsha, and finally steep yourself in history at Philae Temple. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of El-Tabia Mosque, head off the coast to Elephantine Island, thenhunt for treasures at Aswan Market, and finally get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Aswan road trip planning app.

You can fly from Cairo to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. While traveling from Cairo, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Aswan, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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New Kalabsha ©
New Kalabsha
Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum
Animalia ©
Animalia

2
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore the ancient world of Tomb of Ramses VI, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, and then delve into the distant past at Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II). On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Luxor Temple, thendelve into the distant past at Temple of Amun, thenexplore the ancient world of Tomb of Sennedjem, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxor sightseeing planning site.

Drive from Aswan to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daytime highs in Luxor are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Qena.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Tomb of Ramses VI
Tomb of Ramses VI

1
night
Qena

Qena
Qena is a city in Upper Egypt, and the capital of the Qena Governorate. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Dendera Temple Complex and then look for gifts at Kome el dabie Ancient Ferka textiles workshop.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Qena trip site.

Traveling by car from Luxor to Qena takes 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Qena can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sohag.

Things to do in Qena

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dendera Temple Complex
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Dendera Temple Complex
Dendera Temple Complex

1
night
Sohag

Sohag ©
Sohag, also known as Sawhāj, Suhag and Suhaj, is a city in Egypt that lies on the west bank of the Nile. On the 5th (Sat), get curious at Science Museum, thenadmire the landmark architecture of The Red Monastery, and then delve into the distant past at Temple Abydos.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sohag online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Qena to Sohag in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in October, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Al Minya.

Things to do in Sohag

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums
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Temple Abydos ©
Temple Abydos

1
night
Al Minya

Al Minya ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Beni Hassan.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Al Minya trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sohag to Al Minya takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Al Fayyum.

Things to do in Al Minya

Historic Sites
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Beni Hassan ©
Beni Hassan

1
night
Al Fayyum

Al Fayyum ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Temple of Dionysias (Temple of Stones) and then admire the sheer force of Wadi El-Rayan.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Al Fayyum tour planning website.

You can drive from Al Minya to Al Fayyum in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Alexandria.

Things to do in Al Fayyum

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Wadi El-Rayan ©
Wadi El-Rayan

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse of Alexandria and then contemplate the long history of Fort Qaitbey.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Alexandria online road trip planner.

Drive from Al Fayyum to Alexandria in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around °F in October, and nighttime lows around °F. On the 9th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites
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Lighthouse of Alexandria ©
Lighthouse of Alexandria
Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey

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