18 days in Athens & Egypt Itinerary

18 days in Athens & Egypt Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Cairo, Egypt
— 5 nights
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Aswan, Egypt
— 3 nights
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Luxor, Egypt
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Hurghada, Egypt
— 3 nights
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Cairo, Egypt
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Athens, Greece

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Hephaestus. Explore hidden gems such as Temple of Athena Nike and Ancient Agora of Athens. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, wander the streets of Plaka, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Athens trip maker.

Toronto, Canada to Athens is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Athens, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in May, expect Athens to be somewhat warmer, temps between 29°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Cairo.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
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Cairo, Egypt

— 5 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Khan Al-Khalili and Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch. Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Zamalek (Gezira Island). Venture out of the city with trips to Mastaba of Ti (in Saqqara) and Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Nile River, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Sergius and Bacchus, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Ibn Tulun.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cairo driving holiday app.

You can fly from Athens to Cairo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Athens in May: highs in Cairo hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Aswan.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Aswan, Egypt

— 3 nights
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like New Kalabsha and Aswan Market. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Qubbet el-Hawa and Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Monastery of St. Simeon.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Aswan route app.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Aswan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairo in May, things will get a bit warmer in Aswan: highs are around 47°C and lows about 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Shopping
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Luxor, Egypt

A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Luxor tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Aswan to Luxor by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Luxor can reach 45°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. On the 19th (Thu), you'll travel to Hurghada.

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Hurghada, Egypt

— 3 nights
Originally a small fishing town on the Red Sea coast, Hurghada developed into Egypt's premier beach destination thanks to its year-round sunny weather and world-class dive sites.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Hurghada sightseeing planner.

Drive from Luxor to Hurghada in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Luxor in May: highs in Hurghada hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Cairo.

Things to do in Hurghada

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Cairo, Egypt

— 1 night

City of a Thousand Minarets

Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Zamalek (Gezira Island) and then explore the activities along Nile River.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cairo trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hurghada to Cairo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Hurghada in May, with highs in Cairo at 38°C and lows at 24°C. You will leave for home on the 25th (Wed).

Things to do in Cairo

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods
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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.