19 days in Egypt Itinerary

19 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Start: Cairo
1
Cairo
— 10 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Alexandria
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Al Minya
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Asyut
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
5
Aswan
— 2 nights
Bus:  7 h 45 min
6
Mersa Matruh
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
End: Cairo

10
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Meidum Pyramid (in El Wasta), Giza (Great Sphinx, Pyramids of Giza, &more) and Step Pyramid of Djoser (in Saqqara). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, explore the ancient world of Giza Plateau, visit Islamic Cairo, and don't miss a visit to Coptic Cairo.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Cairo day trip site.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiport is Cairo International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trips

Giza, Saqqara, Meidum Pyramid, Memphis Historical Site
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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza

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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.
On the 15th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, thenappreciate the history behind Pompey's Pillar, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Montazah Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Fort Qaitbey, take in the waterfront at Corniche, and then explore the world behind art at Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Alexandria trip planner.

You can drive from Cairo to Alexandria in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Alexandria are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Al Minya.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Montazah Gardens ©
Montazah Gardens

1
night
Al Minya

Al Minya ©
On the 17th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Fraser Tombs and then explore the ancient world of Beni Hassan.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Al Minya trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Alexandria to Al Minya takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Asyut.

Things to do in Al Minya

Historic Sites
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Beni Hassan ©
Beni Hassan

1
night
Asyut

Asyut ©
Asyut is the capital of the modern Asyut Governorate in Egypt, which has one of the largest Coptic Catholic bishopric churches in the country; the ancient city of the same name, which is situated nearby. On the 18th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of The Holy Virgin Mary Monastery, contemplate the long history of Dakhla Oasis, and then explore the ancient world of Meir Monumental Tombs.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Asyut trip planner.

Drive from Al Minya to Asyut in 2 hours. October in Asyut sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Asyut

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dakhla Oasis
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Dakhla Oasis ©
Dakhla Oasis
The Holy Virgin Mary Monastery ©
The Holy Virgin Mary Monastery

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 19th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Philae Temple, thenadmire the engineering at Aswan High Dam, and then contemplate the long history of Nubian Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Unfinished Obelisk, thenget engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum, thenadmire the natural beauty at Aswan Botanical Garden, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El-Tabia Mosque.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Aswan holiday planner.

Getting from Asyut to Aswan by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Asyut in October, with highs in Aswan at 42°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Mersa Matruh.

Things to do in Aswan

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Nubian Village ©
Nubian Village
Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum

1
night
Mersa Matruh

Mersa Matruh ©
Mersa Matruh is a seaport in Egypt, the capital of the Matrouh Governorate. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): kick back and relax at Almaza Bay, stop by Souq Libya, and then take a stroll around Marsa Matruh.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mersa Matruh trip planning tool.

Traveling by bus from Aswan to Mersa Matruh takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, Mersa Matruh is a bit cooler than Aswan - with highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Mersa Matruh

Shopping Parks Outdoors
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Marsa Matruh ©
Marsa Matruh
Almaza Bay ©
Almaza Bay

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