59 days in Nile River Valley Itinerary

59 days in Nile River Valley Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nile River Valley visit planner

Make it your trip
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Luxor
— 11 nights
Drive
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Dendera
— 8 nights
Drive
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Asyut
— 8 nights
Drive
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Esna
— 8 nights
Drive
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Edfu
— 8 nights
Train
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Aswan
— 8 nights
Fly
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Abu Simbel
— 7 nights
Fly to Entebbe International Airport, Drive to Kampala

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Luxor

— 11 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: 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 46°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 28°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 · Shopping · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 15:

Dendera

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

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 46°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll travel to Asyut.

Things to do in Dendera

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 23:

Asyut

— 8 nights
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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Holy Virgin Mary Monastery and explore the ancient world of Thabet Monumental Bath.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Asyut driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Dendera to Asyut takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Dendera in September, expect Asyut to be little chillier, temps between 41°C and 25°C. On the 1st (Tue), you're off to Esna.

Things to do in Asyut

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 23 — Oct 1:
Highlights from your trip

Esna

— 8 nights
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. Esna 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 Esna trip planner.

Drive from Asyut to Esna in 5 hours. Traveling from Asyut in October, expect nights in Esna to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 41°C. On the 9th (Wed), you'll travel to Edfu.

Things to do in Esna

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 9:
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Edfu

— 8 nights
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 and events. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Temple of Horus and mix with locals at 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 Esna to Edfu by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Edfu are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. You will leave for Aswan on the 17th (Thu).

Things to do in Edfu

Historic Sites · Events
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 17:

Aswan

— 8 nights
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). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Philae Temple, head off the coast to Kitchner's Island, explore the ancient world of Unfinished Obelisk, and get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Aswan attractions planner.

Take a train from Edfu to Aswan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Aswan can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 25:

Abu Simbel

— 7 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 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 41°C and lows of 25°C at night. You will leave for home on the 1st (Fri).

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 25 — Nov 1:

Nile River Valley travel guide

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Ruins · Monuments · Cemeteries
Nile River Valley represents one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world, which supported human life as early as 5500 BCE. A tour of Nile River Valley includes visiting some of Egypt's best preserved ancient tombs, temples, and cities, as well as observing both the barren deserts and the fertile fields of corn, sugar cane, sesame, and alfalfa. Boats regularly cruise the waterway and visitors can choose between short trips to get a sense of the river's importance and magnitude, and weeklong excursions designed to provide a deeper insight into the country's history, topography, and cultural heritage.