19 days in Egypt Itinerary

19 days in Egypt Itinerary

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19 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Cairo
1
Cairo
— 10 nights
2
Alexandria
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
3
Al Minya
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Asyut
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
5
Aswan
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h 45​min
6
Mersa Matruh
— 1 night
End: Cairo

10
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 (Great Sphinx, Pyramids of Giza, & more). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mohamed Ali Mosque.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip planner .

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airport is Cairo International Airport. In October in Cairo, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trips

Giza, Saqqara, Memphis Historical Site
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

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.
On the 15th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, delve into the distant past at Pompey's Pillar, and then admire the natural beauty at Montazah Palace Gardens. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Fort Qaitbey, then take a leisurely stroll along Corniche, and then admire the landmark architecture of Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

To find where to stay and tourist information, go to the Alexandria trip planner.

You can take a bus from Cairo to Alexandria in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Alexandria are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Al Minya.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Montazah Gardens ©
Montazah Gardens

1
night
Al Minya

Al Minya ©
Minya is the capital of the Minya Governorate in Upper Egypt. On the 17th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Fraser Tombs and then explore the ancient world of Beni Hassan.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Al Minya trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Alexandria to Al Minya in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Asyut.

Things to do in Al Minya

Historic Sites
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Beni Hassan ©
Beni Hassan

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Holy Virgin Mary Monastery, contemplate the long history of Dakhla Oasis, and then delve into the distant past at Meir Monumental Tombs.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Asyut online route maker .

You can drive from Al Minya to Asyut in 2 hours. In October in Asyut, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Asyut

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dakhla Oasis
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Dakhla Oasis ©
Dakhla Oasis
The Holy Virgin Mary Monastery ©
The Holy Virgin Mary Monastery

2
nights
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 19th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Philae Temple, admire the engineering at High Dam, and then contemplate the long history of Nubian Village. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Unfinished Obelisk, take an in-depth tour of Nubian Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Aswan Botanical Garden, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El-Tabia Mosque.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Aswan day trip app .

Fly from Asyut to Aswan in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Asyut in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Aswan: highs are around 43°C and lows about 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Aswan

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Nubian Village ©
Nubian Village
Unfinished Obelisk ©
Unfinished Obelisk

1
night
Mersa Matruh

Mersa Matruh ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): kick back and relax at Almaza Bay, then stop by Souq Libya, and then get into the urban bustle at Marsa Matruh.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mersa Matruh trip itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Aswan to Mersa Matruh in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Aswan in October; daily highs in Mersa Matruh reach 32°C and lows reach 22°C. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Mersa Matruh

Shopping Parks Beaches
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Marsa Matruh ©
Marsa Matruh

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