15 days in Egypt Itinerary

15 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Fly
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Cairo
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Aswan
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Luxor
— 2 nights
Drive
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Qena
— 1 night
Drive
5
Sohag
— 1 night
Drive
6
Al Minya
— 1 night
Drive
7
Al Fayyum
— 1 night
Drive
8
Alexandria
— 2 nights
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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.
Get some historical perspective at Pyramids of Giza and Bent Pyramid. Get a sense of the local culture at Zamalek (Gezira Island) and Mosque of Ibn Tulun. Change things up with a short trip to Step Pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara (about 52 minutes away). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Greek Orthodox Church of St. George (Mari Girgis).

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Cairo road trip website.

Seattle, USA to Cairo is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Cairo is 10 hours. When traveling from Seattle in September, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Cairo: temperatures range from 93°F by day to 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 29:

2
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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, then delve into the distant past at Monastery of St. Simeon, then delve 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, then hunt 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 105°F to lows of 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 1:

2
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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.
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, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Amun, then explore 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 95°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Qena.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:

1
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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.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Qena online holiday maker.

Drive from Luxor to Qena in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Qena are 95°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sohag.

Things to do in Qena

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 4:
Highlights from your trip

1
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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, then admire 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 92°F in October, and nighttime lows around 68°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
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 5:
Highlights from your trip

1
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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
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:
Highlights from your trip

1
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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

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:
Highlights from your trip

2
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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.
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 flight. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in October, and nighttime lows around 68°F. On the 9th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:

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.

Al Minya Governorate travel guide

4.3
Ruins · Landmarks · Monuments

Al Fayyum Governorate travel guide

3.7
Waterfalls · Historic Sites · Landmarks