13 days in Egypt Itinerary

13 days in Egypt Itinerary

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13 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Luxor
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Aswan
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Cairo
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h
5
Dahab
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

3
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Luxor Temple. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Medinet Habu, then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, and finally explore the ancient world of Tomb of King Tutankhamun (Tut).

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Luxor attractions planner .

New Delhi, India to Luxor is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New Delhi to Luxor. In February, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

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

1
night
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Philae, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Aswan online tour builder .

Traveling by car from Luxor to Aswan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, daytime highs in Aswan are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Nile River
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Nile River
Nile River

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
On the 22nd (Thu), delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Abu Simbel tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in February, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, steep yourself in history at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), and stroll through Al-Azhar Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Abu Simbel to Cairo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Abu Simbel in February, plan for little chillier days in Cairo, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum

1
night
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Dahab itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cairo to Dahab in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, Dahab is a bit warmer than Cairo - with highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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nights
Sharm El Sheikh

An enviable location on the southern end of the Sinai Peninsula and year-round warm weather boost tourism in Sharm El Sheikh and make it one of Egypt's premier travel destinations.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Na'ama Bay, then make a trip to Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, and then browse the different shops at SOHO Square.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh trip planner .

You can take a bus from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 18°C. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay

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