15 days in Egypt Itinerary

15 days in Egypt Itinerary

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15 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Cairo
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Aswan
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Qena
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Sohag
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Al Minya
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Al Fayyum
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Alexandria
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Seattle

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Zamalek (Gezira Island) and Mastaba of Ti. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pyramids of Dahshour and Mosque of Ibn Tulun. Step out of Cairo with an excursion to Step Pyramid of Djoser in Giza--about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, pause for some serene contemplation at Cave Church, deepen your understanding at Mosque of Al-Azhar, and admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary).

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cairo trip itinerary builder tool .

Seattle, USA to Cairo is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Seattle to Cairo. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in September: highs in Cairo hover around 93°F, while lows dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Saqqara, Pyramids of Dahshour
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Step Pyramid of Djoser ©
Step Pyramid of Djoser
Pyramids of Dahshour ©
Pyramids of Dahshour
Mastaba of Ti ©
Mastaba of Ti

2
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Aswan Botanical Garden, see the interesting displays at Animalia, and then hunt for treasures at Aswan Market.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Aswan travel route planning app .

Getting from Cairo to Aswan by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: 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 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Qena.

Things to do in Aswan

Parks Museums Shopping
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Aswan Botanical Garden ©
Aswan Botanical Garden
Animalia ©
Animalia
Aswan Market ©
Aswan Market

2
nights
Qena

Qena ©
Qena is a city in Upper Egypt, and the capital of the Qena Governorate. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): delve into the distant past at Dendera Temple Complex, explore the ancient world of Temple Khatkhor, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Hathor at Dendera, and finally stop by Kome el dabie Ancient Ferka textiles workshop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sidi Abd Er-Rahim Mosque, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Queens, and then stroll the grounds of Tombs of the Nobles.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Qena attractions planner .

You can drive from Aswan to Qena in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 103°F in September, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Sohag.

Things to do in Qena

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Tombs of the Nobles, Dendera Temple Complex, Valley of the Queens
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Dendera Temple Complex ©
Dendera Temple Complex
Valley of the Queens ©
Valley of the Queens
Tombs of the Nobles ©
Tombs of the Nobles

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. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): get curious at Science Museum, then explore the ancient world of The Red Monastery, and then explore the ancient world of Temple Abydos.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sohag road trip planner.

Drive from Qena to Sohag in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Sohag are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Al Minya.

Things to do in Sohag

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Temple Abydos ©
Temple Abydos
The Red Monastery ©
The Red Monastery

1
night
Al Minya

Al Minya ©
Minya is the capital of the Minya Governorate in Upper Egypt. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Beni Hassan.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Al Minya trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Sohag to Al Minya in 3.5 hours. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive 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 5th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Karanis and then admire the sheer force of Wadi El-Rayan.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Al Fayyum trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Al Minya to Al Fayyum by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Al Fayyum

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

3
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 6th (Sun): take in the waterfront at Corniche and then don't miss a visit to Lighthouse of Alexandria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Roman Amphitheatre.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Alexandria travel planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Al Fayyum to Alexandria in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 68°F. On the 8th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites
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Lighthouse of Alexandria ©
Lighthouse of Alexandria
Roman Amphitheatre ©
Roman Amphitheatre
Corniche ©
Corniche

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