19 days in Egypt Itinerary

19 days in Egypt Itinerary

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19 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Cairo
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Aswan
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Abu Simbel
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
4
Aswan
— 3 nights
ferry:  4​h
5
Luxor
— 5 nights
6
Hurghada
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
7
Cairo
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mastaba of Ti, Step Pyramid of Djoser and Musee de la Barque Solaire. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Statue of Ramses II and Serapeum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pyramids of Giza and Mastaba of Mereruka. Step out of Cairo to go to Giza and see Great Sphinx, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum and explore the ancient world of Memphis Historical Site.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cairo day trip app .

Melbourne, Australia to Cairo is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. When traveling from Melbourne in February, plan for little chillier days in Cairo, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Aswan.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Giza, Saqqara, Memphis Historical Site
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Statue of Ramses II ©
Statue of Ramses II
Step Pyramid of Djoser ©
Step Pyramid of Djoser
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza

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 24th (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Aswan Market.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Aswan trip planner .

Fly from Cairo to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairo in February, you will find days in Aswan are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Shopping
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Aswan Market ©
Aswan Market

few
hours
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. February in Abu Simbel sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

3
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Temple of Kom Ombo and Temple of Amun. Visit Temple of Karnak and Philae Temple for their historical value. Explore Aswan's surroundings by going to Luxor Temple (in Luxor) and Temple of Horus at Edfu (in Edfu). See even more of Aswan: admire the engineering at Aswan High Dam.

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

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Abu Simbel to Aswan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Luxor, Temple of Kom Ombo, Temple of Horus at Edfu
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Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo
Temple of Horus at Edfu ©
Temple of Horus at Edfu
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak

5
nights
Luxor

Luxor
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Temple Abydos as well as Howard Carter House. Your inner history buff will appreciate Medinet Habu and Tomb of Ramses VI. Explore hidden gems such as Avenue of Sphinxes and Dendera Temple Complex. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Tomb of Sennedjem, appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, don't miss a visit to Tomb of Queen Nefertari, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Queens.

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Drive from Aswan to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Aswan in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Luxor, with lows of 11°C. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Dendera Temple Complex, Temple Abydos, Valley of the Queens
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Tomb of Ramses VI
Tomb of Ramses VI
Dendera Temple Complex ©
Dendera Temple Complex
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu

3
nights
Hurghada

Hurghada ©
Originally a small fishing town on the Red Sea coast, Hurghada developed into Egypt's premier beach destination thanks to its year-round sunny weather and world-class dive sites.
Escape Room Hurghada has been added to your itinerary. Let the collections at Sand City and Selkhet Papyrus capture your imagination.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hurghada trip itinerary website .

Getting from Luxor to Hurghada by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Hurghada

Museums Fun & Games
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Selkhet Papyrus ©
Selkhet Papyrus
Escape Room Hurghada ©
Escape Room Hurghada

1
night
Cairo

Cairo
For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cairo trip planner .

Fly from Hurghada to Cairo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Hurghada in March, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Cairo: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 17°C at night. On the 8th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Tours Shopping Museums
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