25 days in Egypt Itinerary

25 days in Egypt Itinerary

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25 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  30​min
1
Cairo
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
2
Giza
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
3
Saqqara
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Al Fayyum
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
5
Al Minya
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Dayr Mawas
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h 30​min
7
New Valley Governorate
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
8
Abydos
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
9
Dendera
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
10
Luxor
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
Isna
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
12
Edfu
— Few hours
train:  1​h 30​min
13
Aswan
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
14
Abu Simbel
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
15
Marsa Alam
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
16
Hurghada
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 30​min
17
Sharm El Sheikh
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
18
El Alamein
— 1 day
train:  3​h
19
Alexandria
— 1 day
20
Cairo
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h
End: New York City

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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 list of things to see and do now includes Mit Rahina Museum Colossus of Ramses II, Mastaba of Mereruka, Bent Pyramid, and other attractions. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mohamed Ali Mosque and Mastaba of Ti. There's more to do: settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

Discover how to plan a Cairo trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

New York City, USA to Cairo is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Cairo. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in March; daily highs in Cairo reach 77°F and lows reach 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Giza.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Saqqara, Mastaba of Ti
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 19:
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Mastaba of Ti ©
Mastaba of Ti
Bent Pyramid ©
Bent Pyramid
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

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day
Giza

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pharonic Village, Golden Bird Bazaar, Pyramids of Dahshour, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Pharonic Village, stop by Golden Bird Bazaar, see the interesting displays at Imhotep Museum, then get outside with Quad Bike At Giza Pyramids, then delve into the distant past at Valley of the Whales (Wadi Al-Hitan), and finally see the interesting displays at Solar Boat Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Giza visit planner .

Giza is just a short distance from Cairo. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in March, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Saqqara.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Imhotep Museum
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Pyramids of Dahshour ©
Pyramids of Dahshour
Musee de la Barque Solaire ©
Musee de la Barque Solaire
Valley of the Whales (Wadi Al-Hitan) ©

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Saqqara

Saqqara ©
Prestige Equestrian has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the ancient world of Memphis Historical Site, trot along with Prestige Equestrian, explore the ancient world of Step Pyramid of Djoser, then contemplate the long history of Fort Qaitbey, then enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse of Alexandria, and finally explore the ancient world of Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Saqqara day trip planning tool .

Saqqara is very close to Giza. March in Saqqara sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Al Fayyum.

Things to do in Saqqara

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Alexandria, Memphis Historical Site
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 21:
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Step Pyramid of Djoser ©
Step Pyramid of Djoser
Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa ©
Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey

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Al Fayyum

Al Fayyum ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hawara Pyramid, Temple of Dionysias (Temple of Stones) and Sannur Cave. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the world behind art at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, head off-road at Sannur Cave, steep yourself in history at Temple of Dionysias (Temple of Stones), then don't miss a visit to Hawara Pyramid, then appreciate the history behind Pompey's Pillar, and finally explore the ancient world of Roman Amphitheatre.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Al Fayyum trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Saqqara to Al Fayyum in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Al Minya.

Things to do in Al Fayyum

Historic Sites Adventure Outdoors

Side Trips

Alexandria, Sannur Cave
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 22:
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Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Pompey's Pillar ©
Pompey's Pillar
Roman Amphitheatre ©
Roman Amphitheatre

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Al Minya

Al Minya ©
Minya is the capital of the Minya Governorate in Upper Egypt. To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Al Minya online trip planner .

Drive from Al Fayyum to Al Minya in 3 hours. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Dayr Mawas.

Things to do in Al Minya

Historic Sites

Side Trip

El Ashmunein
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Beni Hassan ©
Beni Hassan

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hours
Dayr Mawas

Dayr Mawas ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tell el-Amarna.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Dayr Mawas day trip planning website .

You can drive from Al Minya to Dayr Mawas in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Dayr Mawas are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to New Valley Governorate.

Things to do in Dayr Mawas

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mallawi
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Tell el-Amarna ©
Tell el-Amarna

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night
New Valley Governorate

New Valley Governorate ©
New Valley Governorate is one of the governorates of Egypt. Your list of things to see and do now includes Dakhla Oasis, Necropolis of Elbagawat, Al-Khargah Oasis, and other attractions.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the New Valley Governorate journey maker tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Dayr Mawas to New Valley Governorate. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Tue) before leaving for Abydos.

Things to do in New Valley Governorate

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Sahara Desert ©
Sahara Desert
Necropolis of Elbagawat ©
Necropolis of Elbagawat
Tombs of the Nobles ©
Tombs of the Nobles

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hours
Abydos

Abydos ©
You've now added Temple of Rameses II to your itinerary.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Abydos trip maker tool .

Explore your travel options from New Valley Governorate to Abydos with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in March, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Dendera.
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Rameses II ©
Temple of Rameses II

1
night
Dendera

Dendera ©
You've now added Temple Khatkhor to your itinerary.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Dendera online travel route builder .

Traveling by car from Abydos to Dendera takes 2 hours. In March in Dendera, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Dendera

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dendera Temple Complex
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Dendera Temple Complex ©
Dendera Temple Complex
Dendera Temple Complex ©
Dendera Temple Complex

3
nights
Luxor

Luxor
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
You've added Adoro viajar a Egipto, The Necropolis of El-Khokha, Lotus Bazar, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get outdoors at POW - Pop up Walks Luxor and Balloon Rides. Get some historical perspective at Temple of Karnak and Luxor Temple. When in Luxor, make a side trip to see Temple of Hathor at Dendera in Qena, approximately 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Valley of the Kings, make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, and take an in-depth tour of Karnak Open Air Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Luxor online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Dendera to Luxor by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 58°F. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Isna.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Valley of the Queens, Dendera Temple Complex
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Tomb of Merenptah
Tomb of Merenptah
Dendera Temple Complex ©
Dendera Temple Complex
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu

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hours
Isna

Isna ©
You've now added Temple of Khnum to your itinerary.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Isna road trip planner .

Getting from Luxor to Isna by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Isna are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Edfu.

Things to do in Isna

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Khnum ©
Temple of Khnum

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hours
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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Edfu Sound and Light Show.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Edfu tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Isna to Edfu takes 2 hours. In March in Edfu, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can take a train to Aswan.

Things to do in Edfu

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Horus at Edfu ©
Temple of Horus at Edfu
Kanais ©
Kanais
Edfu Sound and Light Show ©
Edfu Sound and Light Show

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day
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Aswan Market, Seheil Island, Aswan Botanical Garden, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Sound and Light Show - Philae, admire the natural beauty at Aswan Botanical Garden, explore the ancient world of New Kalabsha, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Kom Ombo, then don't miss a visit to Seheil Island, and finally delve into the distant past at Qubbet el-Hawa.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Aswan day trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Edfu to Aswan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in March, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Temple of Kom Ombo
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo
Unfinished Obelisk ©
Unfinished Obelisk
Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple

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day
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sound and Light Show - Abu Simbel as well as Lake Nasser. On the 30th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Abu Simbel Temple Complex, then pause for some photo ops at Sound and Light Show - Abu Simbel, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Nasser.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Abu Simbel trip site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in March, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Lake Nasser
Find places to stay Mar 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex
Lake Nasser ©
Lake Nasser
Sound and Light Show - Abu Simbel ©
Sound and Light Show - Abu Simbel

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Marsa Alam

Marsa Alam ©
The opening of an international airport and subsequent development of hotels and resorts boosted tourism in Marsa Alam, a town on Egypt's Red Sea coast known for its world-class diving spots.
You've added Submarine Tours, Speed Boats Tours, Dolphin House Reef (Sha'ab Samadai), and other attractions to your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Marsa Shoona Bay and Gebel El Rosas.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Marsa Alam online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Abu Simbel to Marsa Alam takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Abu Simbel, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Marsa Alam, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Hurghada.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 2:
Highlights from your plan
Marsa Shoona Bay ©
Marsa Shoona Bay
Speed Boats Tours
Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef ©

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Selkhet Papyrus, Dolphin & Whale Watching and Parasailing & Paragliding. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then see the interesting displays at Selkhet Papyrus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hurghada online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Marsa Alam to Hurghada takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hurghada can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Horseback Riding Tours

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Crocodile Show. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, stroll through Crocodile Show, and then examine the collection at King Tut Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh vacation maker tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in April, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to El Alamein.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
King Tut Museum ©
King Tut Museum
Crocodile Show ©
Crocodile Show

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El Alamein

El Alamein ©
On the 6th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte, then brush up on your military savvy at El Alamein War Museum, and then stroll the grounds of El Alamein War Cemetery.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the El Alamein journey planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Sharm El Sheikh to El Alamein takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, El Alamein is slightly colder than Sharm El Sheikh - with highs of 77°F and lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Alexandria.

Things to do in El Alamein

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
El Alamein War Cemetery ©
El Alamein War Cemetery
Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte ©
Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte
El Alamein War Museum ©
El Alamein War Museum

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mustafa Kamel Necropolis, Alexandria National Museum and Sub Marine diving center. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Mustafa Kamel Necropolis, get engrossed in the history at Alexandria National Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Alexandria Library.

Plan trip to Alexandria with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from El Alamein to Alexandria takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Cairo.

Things to do in Alexandria

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Alexandria National Museum ©
Alexandria National Museum
Mustafa Kamel Necropolis ©
Mustafa Kamel Necropolis
Sub Marine diving center ©
Sub Marine diving center

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Cairo

Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Obelisk of Ramses II as well as Turkish Baths. On the 8th (Wed), slough off your stress at Turkish baths, explore the ancient world of Obelisk of Ramses II, then examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, and finally explore the activities along Nile River.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cairo day trip planning app .

Take a bus from Alexandria to Cairo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Alexandria in April: highs in Cairo hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 62°F. On the 9th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Spas Baths Museums
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Turkish Baths
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Nile River
Nile River

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