32 days in Egypt Itinerary

32 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt sightseeing planner

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Cairo
— 7 nights
Drive
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Saqqara
— 2 nights
Drive
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Al Fayyum
— 1 day
Drive
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Beni Suef
— 1 night
Drive
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Al Minya
— 1 night
Drive
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Asyut
— 1 night
Drive
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Sohag
— 1 night
Drive
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Qena
— 1 night
Drive
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Esna
— 1 night
Drive
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Luxor
— 6 nights
Drive
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Aswan
— 7 nights
Fly
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Abu Simbel
— 3 nights
Fly

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Cairo

— 7 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.
Take a break from Cairo with a short trip to Great Sphinx in Giza, about 34 minutes away. Spend the 23rd (Sat) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, take a stroll through Islamic Cairo, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and view the masterpieces at Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cairo road trip planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Cairo. January in Cairo sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Saqqara.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 20 — 27:

Saqqara

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Mit Rahina Museum and then explore the ancient world of Step Pyramid of Djoser.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Saqqara trip builder app.

You can drive from Cairo to Saqqara in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. January in Saqqara sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Al Fayyum.

Things to do in Saqqara

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 27 — 29:

Al Fayyum

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Hawara Pyramid and then take in the dramatic scenery at Wadi El-Rayan.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Al Fayyum trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Saqqara to Al Fayyum by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Beni Suef.

Things to do in Al Fayyum

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 29 — 30:
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Beni Suef

— 1 night
Beni Suef, is the capital city of the Beni Suef Governorate in Egypt.OverviewBeni Suef is an important agricultural center, which grew from a small village at the turn of the century and now hosts a population of over 200,000. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Sannur Cave.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Beni Suef travel planning website.

You can drive from Al Fayyum to Beni Suef in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Al Minya.

Things to do in Beni Suef

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 29 — 30:

Al Minya

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): explore the ancient world of Fraser Tombs and then explore the ancient world of Beni Hassan.

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Traveling by car from Beni Suef to Al Minya takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Asyut.

Things to do in Al Minya

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 30 — 31:
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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. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Holy Virgin Mary Monastery.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Asyut tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Al Minya to Asyut takes 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sohag.

Things to do in Asyut

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 1:
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Sohag

— 1 night
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 2nd (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of The Red Monastery and then delve into the distant past at Temple Abydos.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sohag visit planner.

Drive from Asyut to Sohag in 2 hours. In February in Sohag, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Qena.

Things to do in Sohag

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 2:
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Qena

— 1 night
Qena is a city in Upper Egypt, and the capital of the Qena Governorate. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sidi Abd Er-Rahim Mosque and then delve into the distant past at Dendera Temple Complex.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Qena online vacation planner.

You can drive from Sohag to Qena in 2.5 hours. In February in Qena, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Esna.

Things to do in Qena

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 2 — 3:

Esna

— 1 night
Esna, known to the ancient Egyptians as Egyptian: Iunyt or Ta-senet; Coptic (Sahidic): (Sne), which derives from Ta-senet; Greek: (Latopolis or Letopolis) or (Polis Laton) or (Latton); Latin: Lato, is a city in Egypt. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Khnum.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Esna trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Qena to Esna by car takes about 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Esna

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 4:
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Luxor

— 6 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Luxor is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Queen Nefertari, and take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Luxor trip maker app.

You can drive from Esna to Luxor in 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 10:

Aswan

— 7 nights
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Step out of Aswan to go to Kom Ombo and see Temple of Kom Ombo, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Philae Temple, steep yourself in history at Nubian Village, get outside with Adoro viajar a Egipto, and delve into the distant past at Unfinished Obelisk.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Aswan trip itinerary site.

Getting from Luxor to Aswan by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 10 — 17:

Abu Simbel

— 3 nights
Abu Simbel is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Abu Simbel road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daytime highs in Abu Simbel are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 20:
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Egypt travel guide

4.5
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.