59 days in Nile River Valley Itinerary

59 days in Nile River Valley Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Luxor
— 11 nights
2
Dendera
— 8 nights
3
Asyut
— 8 nights
4
Isna
— 8 nights
5
Edfu
— 8 nights
6
Aswan
— 8 nights
7
Abu Simbel
— 7 nights

11
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
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: contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Luxor Temple, delve into the distant past at Tomb of Ramses III, and stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Luxor day trip planning app.

Kampala, Uganda to Luxor is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from East Africa Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Kampala in September, plan for much hotter days in Luxor, with highs around °C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dendera.

Things to do in Luxor

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

8
nights
Dendera

Dendera
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dendera: Temple of Rameses II (in Abydos), Temple Abydos (in Sohag) and Qena (Nubet pyramid, Sidi Abd Er-Rahim Mosque, &more).

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Dendera road trip site.

Traveling by car from Luxor to Dendera takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll travel to Asyut.

Things to do in Dendera

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Qena, Temple of Rameses II, Temple Abydos
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Dendera Temple Complex
Dendera Temple Complex
Temple Abydos ©
Temple Abydos
Temple of Rameses II ©
Temple of Rameses II

8
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Asyut: Monastery of Saint MariMina (in Abnob), Masjid Al-Farghal (in Abu Tij) and Sohag (Science Museum & The Red Monastery). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Holy Virgin Mary Monastery and explore the ancient world of Al-Hammamiya Monumental Tombs.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Asyut driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Dendera to Asyut takes 3.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Dendera in September: high temperatures in Asyut hover around °C and lows are around °C. On the 1st (Tue), you'll travel to Isna.

Things to do in Asyut

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Sohag, Masjid Al Kashef, Monastery of Saint MariMina, Masjid Al-Farghal
Find places to stay Sep 23 — Oct 1:
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The Holy Virgin Mary Monastery ©
The Holy Virgin Mary Monastery

8
nights
Isna

Isna ©
Isna is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Temple of Khnum.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Isna trip planner.

Drive from Asyut to Isna in 5 hours. Traveling from Asyut in October, expect nights in Isna to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. On the 9th (Wed), you'll travel to Edfu.

Things to do in Isna

Historic Sites
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Temple of Khnum ©
Temple of Khnum

8
nights
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. Edfu is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Temple of Horus and stop by Edfu Sound and Light Show.

Plan trip to Edfu with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Isna to Edfu by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Edfu are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You will leave for Aswan on the 17th (Thu).

Things to do in Edfu

Historic Sites
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Temple of Horus ©
Temple of Horus
Edfu Sound and Light Show ©
Edfu Sound and Light Show
Tombs of El kab ©
Tombs of El kab

8
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Change things up with a short trip to Temple of Kom Ombo in Kom Ombo (about 1h 5 min away). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Philae Temple, explore the ancient world of Thebes, don't miss a visit to Aswan Sculpture Park, and admire the natural beauty at Jazirat al Malik.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Aswan trip itinerary planning tool.

You can take a train from Edfu to Aswan in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In October, daytime highs in Aswan are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 25th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Temple of Kom Ombo, Thebes
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Elephantine Island ©
Elephantine Island
Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Animalia ©
Animalia

7
nights
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Abu Simbel is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Nasser.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Abu Simbel trip simple and quick.

Fly from Aswan to Abu Simbel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Abu Simbel sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You will leave for home on the 1st (Fri).

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Lake Nasser
Find places to stay Oct 25 — Nov 1:
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex
Lake Nasser ©
Lake Nasser