12 days in Egypt Itinerary

12 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt attractions planner

Make it your trip
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Giza
— 2 nights
Fly
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Aswan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Luxor
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cairo
— 3 nights
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Giza

— 2 nights
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx and then explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Musee de la Barque Solaire and then steep yourself in history at Memphis and Sakkara.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Giza driving holiday planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Giza is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Giza is 5 hours. October in Giza sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can fly to Aswan.

Things to do in Giza

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:

Aswan

— 2 nights
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
On the 6th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Nubian Village and then walk around Feryal Garden. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Unfinished Obelisk and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Philae Temple.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Aswan itinerary tool.

You can fly from Giza to Aswan in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Giza in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Aswan: temperatures range from 42°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 8:

Luxor

— 2 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Get some historical perspective at Temple of Karnak and Medinet Habu. Get a sense of the local culture at Valley of the Kings and Tomb of Ramses VI. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Luxor Temple, look for gifts at Habiba Gallery, and deepen your understanding at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Luxor attractions planning tool.

Traveling by car from Aswan to Luxor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:

Cairo

— 3 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

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.
Get some cultural insight at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Mosque of Muhammad Ali. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Coptic Cairo and Al-Azhar Mosque. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, explore the activities along Nile River, and stroll around Al-Azhar Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairo sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Luxor to Cairo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Luxor in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cairo: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 13:

Egypt travel guide

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Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.