15 days in Egypt Itinerary

15 days in Egypt Itinerary

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15 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Abu Simbel
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1​h 15​min
2
Aswan
— 2 nights
Train:  30​min
3
Kom Ombo
— 1 day
Train:  1​h
4
Edfu
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 30​min
5
Luxor
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Qena
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Abydos
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Sohag
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Cairo

2
nights
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
On the 23rd (Sat), delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Abu Simbel trip itinerary maker site .

Cairo to Abu Simbel is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cairo in February: highs in Abu Simbel hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 52°F. You will leave for Aswan on the 25th (Mon).

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

2
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): delve into the distant past at New Kalabsha, see human ingenuity at work at High Dam, then delve into the distant past at Philae Temple, then take an in-depth tour of Nubian Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of El-Tabia Mosque, head off the coast to Elephantine Island, see the interesting displays at Animalia, then explore the ancient world of Unfinished Obelisk, then steep yourself in history at Nubian Village, and finally explore the ancient world of Monastery of St. Simeon.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Aswan trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Abu Simbel to Aswan by combination of flight and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In February in Aswan, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 54°F at night. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kom Ombo.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
New Kalabsha ©
New Kalabsha
Monastery of St. Simeon ©
Monastery of St. Simeon

1
day
Kom Ombo

Kom Ombo ©
On the 27th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Temple of Kom Ombo.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kom Ombo trip planner .

Kom Ombo is just a short distance from Aswan. In February, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 54°F. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Edfu.

Things to do in Kom Ombo

Historic Sites
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Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo

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. To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Edfu road trip planner .

Getting from Kom Ombo to Edfu by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In February, daytime highs in Edfu are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Luxor.

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

4
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tomb of Ramses III and Tomb of Merenptah. Popular historic sites such as Tomb of Ramses VI and Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina) are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, gain insight at ACE- Animal Care in Egypt, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, and explore the ancient world of Luxor Temple.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Luxor trip builder tool .

Take a train from Edfu to Luxor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in February, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Qena.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Tomb of Ramses VI
Tomb of Ramses VI
Tomb of Ramses III
Tomb of Ramses III

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nights
Qena

Qena ©
Qena is a city in Upper Egypt, and the capital of the Qena Governorate. On the 4th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Temple of Hathor at Dendera and then delve into the mystery of Dendera Temple Complex.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Qena trip maker .

Getting from Luxor to Qena by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 57°F. On the 6th (Wed), you're off toAbydos.

Things to do in Qena

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dendera Temple Complex
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Dendera Temple Complex ©
Dendera Temple Complex
Sidi Abd Er-Rahim Mosque ©
Sidi Abd Er-Rahim Mosque

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night
Abydos

Abydos ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Temple of Rameses II.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Abydos day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Qena to Abydos takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Qena in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Abydos: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 56°F at night. You'll set off for Sohag on the 7th (Thu).
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Temple of Rameses II ©
Temple of Rameses II

2
nights
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 7th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Temple Abydos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): engage your brain at Science Museum and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Red Monastery.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sohag trip planner .

Getting from Abydos to Sohag by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Sohag are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. You'll set off for home on the 9th (Sat).

Things to do in Sohag

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