19 days in Egypt Itinerary

19 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt trip itinerary planner

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Cairo
— 10 nights
Drive
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Alexandria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Al Minya
— 1 night
Drive
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Asyut
— 1 night
Fly
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Aswan
— 2 nights
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Fly to Borg El Arab, Taxi to Alexandria, Train to Mersa Matruh
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Mersa Matruh
— 1 night
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Cairo

— 10 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Saqqara (Step Pyramid of Djoser & Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids), Meidum Pyramid (in El Wasta) and Giza (Great Sphinx, Pyramids of Giza, &more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, take a stroll through Coptic Cairo, explore the activities along Nile River, and get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cairo trip itinerary planning site.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiports are Cairo International Airport and Sphinx International Airport. October in Cairo sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

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Alexandria

— 2 nights

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.
On the 15th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, then appreciate 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 fly; or take a bus. 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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Al Minya

— 1 night
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 do a combination of flight and taxi. 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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Asyut

— 1 night
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 and then steep yourself in history at Dakhla Oasis.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Asyut vacation site.

Drive from Al Minya to Asyut in 2 hours. In October in Asyut, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Asyut

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Aswan

— 2 nights
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, then admire 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, then get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum, then admire 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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Mersa Matruh

— 1 night
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 combination of flight, taxi, and train from Aswan to Mersa Matruh takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. 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 · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 22:
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Egypt travel guide

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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.