14 days in Egypt Itinerary

14 days in Egypt Itinerary

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14 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Alexandria
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
3
Aswan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Luxor
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Qena
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Cairo
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: London

2
nights
Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Known for its turbulent and eventful past, the port city of Alexandria retains a historic charm and atmosphere, boasting thousands of years of Egypt's cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Alexandria Library, get to know the fascinating history of The Monastery of St. Macarius, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, then examine the collection at Royal Jewelry Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at El Kobba El Samaweya. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Pompey's Pillar, then get engrossed in the history at Alexandria National Museum, then explore the world behind art at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort Qaitbey.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Alexandria tour itinerary planning site .

London, UK to Alexandria is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Alexandria. Traveling from London in March, you will find days in Alexandria are much hotter (26°C), and nights are a bit warmer (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Alexandria

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Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Pompey's Pillar ©
Pompey's Pillar

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Abu Simbel travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Alexandria to Abu Simbel takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Alexandria in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Abu Simbel: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

2
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
On the 5th (Thu), examine the collection at Animalia, take an in-depth tour of Nubian Museum, then delve into the distant past at Philae Temple, and finally delve into the distant past at New Kalabsha. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Qubbet el-Hawa, explore the ancient world of Unfinished Obelisk, then contemplate the long history of Nubian Village, and finally delve into the distant past at Monastery of St. Simeon.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Aswan holiday maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Abu Simbel to Aswan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daytime highs in Aswan are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Museums
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Nubian Village ©
Nubian Village
Animalia ©
Animalia

3
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Luxor Museum and Karnak Open Air Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Valley of the Kings and Luxor Temple. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak, explore and take pictures at ACE- Animal Care in Egypt, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Queens.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Luxor day trip planning app .

You can drive from Aswan to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Aswan in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Luxor, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Qena.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Valley of the Queens
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

1
night
Qena

Qena ©
Qena is a city in Upper Egypt, and the capital of the Qena Governorate. On the 10th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sidi Abd Er-Rahim Mosque, then delve into the distant past at Temple Khatkhor, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Hathor at Dendera, and finally explore the ancient world of Dendera Temple Complex.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Qena trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Luxor to Qena takes 2 hours. March in Qena sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Qena

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dendera Temple Complex
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Dendera Temple Complex ©
Dendera Temple Complex
Dendera Temple Complex ©
Dendera Temple Complex
Sidi Abd Er-Rahim Mosque ©
Sidi Abd Er-Rahim Mosque

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pyramids of Giza and Mohamed Ali Mosque. You'll explore and learn at Egyptian Antiquities Museum and Abdeen Palace Museum. Go for a jaunt from Cairo to Giza to see Great Sphinx about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), take a stroll through Old City (Coptic Cairo), and admire the masterpieces at The Coptic Museum.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Qena to Cairo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Qena, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cairo, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

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

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