16 days in Egypt Itinerary

16 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Train to New York JFK, Fly to Alexandria
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Alexandria
— 1 night
Drive
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Cairo
— 3 nights
Train
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Abu Simbel
— 1 day
Bus
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Aswan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Luxor
— 5 nights
Fly
6
Sharm El Sheikh
— 1 day
Fly

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Alexandria

— 1 night

Mediterranean's Bride

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 Prestige Equestrian as well as Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): browse for treasures at Carrefour City Center, delve into the distant past at Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, and then explore the world behind art at Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Alexandria trip itinerary maker app.

Philadelphia, USA to Alexandria is an approximately 20-hour combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Alexandria. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Philadelphia in December: high temperatures in Alexandria hover around 68°F and lows are around 54°F. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cairo.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Shopping

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Giza Plateau as well as Pyramids of Giza. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza and then explore the ancient world of Giza Plateau.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairo trip builder app.

Getting from Alexandria to Cairo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In December in Cairo, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 54°F at night. On the 25th (Sat), you're off to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Abu Simbel

— 1 day
Abu Simbel Temple Complex has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Abu Simbel day trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Cairo to Abu Simbel takes 24.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. When traveling from Cairo in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Abu Simbel, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Aswan.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Aswan

— 3 nights
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Temple of Kom Ombo has been added to your itinerary. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Philae Temple and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Kom Ombo.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Aswan visit planning app.

You can take a bus from Abu Simbel to Aswan in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. December in Aswan sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 53°F at night. You'll set off for Luxor on the 29th (Wed).

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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Luxor

— 5 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Valley of the Kings as well as Valley of the Nobles. Explore hidden gems such as Tomb of Merenptah and Gaddis & Co.. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Temple of Karnak and Luxor Temple. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Tomb of Sennedjem, stop by Habiba hand Weaving, take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, and browse the different shops at Habiba Gallery.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Luxor trip maker website.

You can drive from Aswan to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Luxor can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. On the 3rd (Mon), you're off to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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Sharm El Sheikh

— 1 day

City of Peace

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 Secret Of Egypt as well as Old Market. On the 3rd (Mon), hunt for treasures at Old Market, then stop by Secret Of Egypt, and then get engrossed in the history at King Tut Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Luxor to Sharm El Sheikh in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Luxor in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 58°F in Sharm El Sheikh. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Shopping · Museums
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Egypt travel guide

4.5
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.