26 days in Egypt Itinerary

26 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cairo
— 14 nights
2
Luxor
— 3 nights
3
Aswan
— 2 nights
4
Abu Simbel
— 2 nights
5
Asyut
— 2 nights
6
Qena
— 2 nights

14
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: Step Pyramid of Djoser (in Saqqara), Giza (Musee de la Barque Solaire, Pyramids of Dahshour, &more) and Mit Rahina Museum (in Al Badrashin). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, stroll around Al-Azhar Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, and get to know the fascinating history of Coptic Cairo.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cairo day trip planning tool.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Cairo International Airport. In October, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Giza, Step Pyramid of Djoser, Meidum Pyramid, Memphis Historical Site, Mit Rahina Museum
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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

3
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
On the 27th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, thenexplore the ancient world of Tomb of King Tutankhamun (Tut), thendelve into the distant past at Valley of the Kings, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Luxor Temple, stop by Gaddis & Co., explore the ancient world of Colossi of Memnon, thendelve into the distant past at Medinet Habu, and finally don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Luxor trip planning site.

Getting from Cairo to Luxor by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cairo, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

2
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of El-Tabia Mosque. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Philae Temple, see human ingenuity at work at Aswan High Dam, and then contemplate the long history of Nubian Village.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Aswan trip planner.

You can drive from Luxor to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daytime highs in Aswan are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Parks
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Nubian Village ©
Nubian Village
Unfinished Obelisk ©
Unfinished Obelisk

2
nights
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Abu Simbel online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Abu Simbel can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll travel to Asyut.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

2
nights
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. For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Asyut road trip planning app.

Getting from Abu Simbel to Asyut by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Abu Simbel in November, with highs in Asyut at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Qena.

Things to do in Asyut

Historic Sites
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The Holy Virgin Mary Monastery ©
The Holy Virgin Mary Monastery

2
nights
Qena

Qena
Qena is a city in Upper Egypt, and the capital of the Qena Governorate. To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Qena online vacation planner.

Getting from Asyut to Qena by car takes about 3.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Qena are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. On the 6th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Qena

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dendera Temple Complex
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Dendera Temple Complex
Dendera Temple Complex

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