14 days in Egypt Itinerary

14 days in Egypt Itinerary

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14 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly:  10​h
1
Cairo
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Luxor
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Aswan
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
4
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
5
Alexandria
— 1 night
6
Cairo
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​min
7
Giza
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Hyderabad

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Giza Plateau, steep yourself in history at Mosque of Muhammad Ali, and then examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cairo tour itinerary site .

Hyderabad, India to Cairo is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Hyderabad to Cairo due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Cairo are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums
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Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Mosque of Muhammad Ali ©
Mosque of Muhammad Ali
Giza Plateau ©
Giza Plateau

3
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Luxor Temple, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, and finally delve into the distant past at Tomb of King Tutankhamun (Tut). Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu, then take an in-depth tour of Karnak Open Air Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Luxor online itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Luxor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in October, you will find days in Luxor are a bit warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

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

1
night
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 16th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Unfinished Obelisk, contemplate the long history of Nubian Village, then delve into the distant past at Philae Temple, and finally take an in-depth tour of Nubian Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Aswan vacation builder app .

You can drive from Luxor to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 42°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Museums
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Nubian Village ©
Nubian Village
Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Abu Simbel online trip builder .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Abu Simbel, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Pompey's Pillar, then explore the ancient world of Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, then steep yourself in history at Fort Qaitbey, and finally explore the world behind art at Bibliotheca Alexandrina. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Alexandria National Museum, then snap pictures at Stanley Bridge, and then delve into the distant past at Roman Amphitheatre.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Alexandria tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Abu Simbel to Alexandria takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Abu Simbel in October: highs in Alexandria hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Cairo.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Museums
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Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Pompey's Pillar ©
Pompey's Pillar

3
nights
Cairo

Cairo ©
On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), then explore the world behind art at The Coptic Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

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Traveling by bus from Alexandria to Cairo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Giza.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Coptic Cairo ©
Coptic Cairo

2
nights
Giza

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Pyramids of Giza and Step Pyramid of Djoser. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Great Sphinx and Pyramids of Dahshour. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Musee de la Barque Solaire, take in the exciting artwork at Sondos Papyrus, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mustafa Mahmoud Mosque.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Giza road trip tool .

Giza is just a short distance from Cairo. October in Giza sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Step Pyramid of Djoser
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Step Pyramid of Djoser ©
Step Pyramid of Djoser

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