15 days in Egypt Itinerary

15 days in Egypt Itinerary

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15 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Giza
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
2
Saqqara
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
4
Aswan
— 1 night
train:  45​min
5
Kom Ombo
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
6
Edfu
— 1 day
train:  1​h 15​min
7
Luxor
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Abydos
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Dendera
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Cairo
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Houston

1
day
Giza

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Pyramids of Giza, pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx, and then examine the collection at Musee de la Barque Solaire.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Giza trip planner .

Houston, USA to Giza is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 8 hours. February in Giza sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Saqqara.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites Museums
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Musee de la Barque Solaire ©
Musee de la Barque Solaire

1
night
Saqqara

Saqqara ©
On the 12th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Memphis Historical Site, then explore the ancient world of Step Pyramid of Djoser, and then delve into the distant past at Mastaba of Mereruka.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Saqqara online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Giza to Saqqara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in February, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Saqqara

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Memphis Historical Site
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Step Pyramid of Djoser ©
Step Pyramid of Djoser
Mastaba of Mereruka ©
Mastaba of Mereruka

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
On the 13th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Abu Simbel trip planner .

Fly from Saqqara to Abu Simbel in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Saqqara in February, you will find days in Abu Simbel are somewhat warmer (79°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

1
night
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
On the 14th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Unfinished Obelisk, steep yourself in history at Nubian Village, then delve into the distant past at Philae Temple, and finally get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Aswan online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Abu Simbel to Aswan by combination of flight and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In February, daily temperatures in Aswan can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Kom Ombo.

Things to do in Aswan

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

2
nights
Kom Ombo

Kom Ombo ©
On the 15th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Temple of Kom Ombo.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kom Ombo using our trip planner.

You can take a train from Aswan to Kom Ombo in an hour. Another option is to drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Edfu.

Things to do in Kom Ombo

Historic Sites
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Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo

1
day
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. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Tombs of El kab, explore the ancient world of Kanais, and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Horus at Edfu.

To find maps and tourist information, read our Edfu trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Kom Ombo to Edfu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Edfu when traveling from Kom Ombo in February, with lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Luxor.

Things to do in Edfu

Historic Sites
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Temple of Horus at Edfu ©
Temple of Horus at Edfu
Kanais ©
Kanais

2
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
On the 17th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Tomb of King Tutankhamun (Tut), then explore the ancient world of Valley of the Kings, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Avenue of Sphinxes, delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, then get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple.

To find out how to plan a trip to Luxor, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Edfu to Luxor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. February in Luxor sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Abydos.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 18:
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

1
night
Abydos

Abydos ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): make a trip to Temple of Rameses II.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Abydos journey maker .

Drive from Luxor to Abydos in 3 hours. When traveling from Luxor in February, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Abydos: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dendera.
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 19:
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Temple of Rameses II ©
Temple of Rameses II

2
nights
Dendera

Dendera ©
On the 20th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Dendera Temple Complex and then explore the ancient world of Dendera Temple Complex.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Dendera trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Abydos to Dendera by car takes about 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Dendera are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Dendera

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dendera Temple Complex
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 21:
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Dendera Temple Complex ©
Dendera Temple Complex
Dendera Temple Complex ©
Dendera Temple Complex

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili and then delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, then explore the activities along Nile River, and then get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cairo route planner.

Explore your travel options from Dendera to Cairo with the Route module. When traveling from Dendera in February, plan for little chillier days in Cairo, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Tours Historic Sites Shopping
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Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Khan Al-Khalili ©
Khan Al-Khalili

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