8 days in Abu Simbel & Cairo Itinerary

8 days in Abu Simbel & Cairo Itinerary

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8 days in Abu Simbel & Cairo Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Abu Simbel
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Cairo
— 5 nights
End: Cairo

2
nights
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Abu Simbel Temple Complex. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lake Nasser.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Abu Simbel tour planner .

Cairo to Abu Simbel is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. While traveling from Cairo, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Abu Simbel, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Lake Nasser
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex
Lake Nasser ©
Lake Nasser

5
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 inner history buff will appreciate Pyramids of Giza and Mosque of Muhammad Ali. Take a break from Cairo with a short trip to Great Sphinx in Giza, about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), and explore the ancient world of Giza Plateau.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cairo tour itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Abu Simbel to Cairo in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Abu Simbel 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
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Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

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