26 days in Egypt Itinerary

26 days in Egypt Itinerary

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26 days in Egypt Itinerary

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

14
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Mena House, Solar Boat Museum, & more). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, stroll through Al-Azhar Park, and take a stroll through Islamic Cairo.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cairo trip planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Cairo International Airport. October in Cairo sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Giza, Step Pyramid of Djoser, Mit Rahina Museum, Memphis Historical Site
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

3
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 27th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, delve into the distant past at Tomb of King Tutankhamun (Tut), then stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, and finally appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple, look for gifts at Gaddis & Co., delve into the distant past at Colossi of Memnon, then explore the ancient world of Medinet Habu, and finally make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Luxor attractions site .

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Luxor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. When traveling from Cairo in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Luxor, with highs around 95°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

2
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El-Tabia Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Philae Temple, then see human ingenuity at work at High Dam, and then steep yourself in history at Nubian Village.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Aswan day trip planner.

Drive from Luxor to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Aswan sees daily highs of 98°F and lows of 72°F at night. On the 31st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Asyut.

Things to do in Aswan

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

2
nights
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Abu Simbel trip itinerary maker tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Abu Simbel are 95°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll travel to Asyut.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

2
nights
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. Plan a trip to Asyut easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Abu Simbel to Asyut takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Abu Simbel in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Asyut, with lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Asyut

Historic Sites
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The Holy Virgin Mary Monastery ©
The Holy Virgin Mary Monastery

2
nights
Qena

Qena ©
Qena is a city in Upper Egypt, and the capital of the Qena Governorate. To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Qena online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Asyut to Qena takes 3.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 59°F. You will leave for home on the 6th (Wed).

Things to do in Qena

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dendera Temple Complex
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Dendera Temple Complex ©
Dendera Temple Complex

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