45 days in Egypt Itinerary

45 days in Egypt Itinerary

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45 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  21​h
1
Luxor
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Abydos
— 7 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
New Valley Governorate
— 7 nights
Drive:  7​h
4
Al Minya
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Giza
— 10 nights
Drive:  15​min
6
Cairo
— 12 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
You've now added Luxor Private Tours to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Sun), deepen your understanding of the past and present with Luxor Private Tours, buy something for everyone on your list at Habiba Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum, then delve into the distant past at Valley of the Kings, then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Luxor Temple.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxor vacation maker .

Melbourne, Australia to Luxor is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in June, with highs in Luxor at 49°C and lows at 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Abydos.

Things to do in Luxor

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

7
nights
Abydos

Abydos ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Temple of Hathor at Dendera and Dendera Temple Complex. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Abydos: Qena (Sidi Abd Er-Rahim Mosque, Kome el dabie Ancient Ferka textiles workshop, & more).

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Abydos trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Abydos is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Abydos is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in June, things will get warmer in Abydos: highs are around 46°C and lows about 30°C. On the 30th (Sun), you're off toNew Valley Governorate.

Things to do in Abydos

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Qena, Dendera Temple Complex
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Dendera Temple Complex ©
Dendera Temple Complex
Dendera Temple Complex ©
Dendera Temple Complex
Sidi Abd Er-Rahim Mosque ©
Sidi Abd Er-Rahim Mosque

7
nights
New Valley Governorate

New Valley Governorate ©
New Valley Governorate is one of the governorates of Egypt. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Temple City, Al-Khargah Oasis, Tombs of the Nobles, and other attractions you added. The adventure continues: admire nature's extreme beauty at Sahara Desert.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to New Valley Governorate fast, fun, and easy.

Explore your travel options from Abydos to New Valley Governorate with the Route module. On the 8th (Mon), you're off toAl Minya.

Things to do in New Valley Governorate

Museums Nature Parks
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Sahara Desert ©
Sahara Desert
Tombs of the Nobles ©
Tombs of the Nobles

6
nights
Al Minya

Al Minya ©
Minya is the capital of the Minya Governorate in Upper Egypt. Popular historic sites such as Beni Hassan and El Ashmunein are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tell el-Amarna and Fraser Tombs. Get out of town with these interesting Al Minya side-trips: Tuna el-Gebel (in Mallawi), Masjid Al Kashef (in Manfalut) and Monastery of Saint MariMina (in Abnob). It doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Thabet Monumental Bath.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Al Minya sightseeing planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from New Valley Governorate to Al Minya. You will leave for Giza on the 14th (Sun).

Things to do in Al Minya

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mallawi, Masjid Al Kashef, Tell el-Amarna, Monastery of Saint MariMina, Thabet Monumental Bath
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Beni Hassan ©
Beni Hassan
Tell el-Amarna ©
Tell el-Amarna
El Ashmunein ©
El Ashmunein

10
nights
Giza

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Get some cultural insight at Pyramids of Giza and Musee de la Barque Solaire. Get outdoors at Egypt Travel Gate and Dahshur lake. Get out of town with these interesting Giza side-trips: Ski Egypt (in 6th of October City), Al Fayyum (Lahun Pyramid & Temple of Dionysias (Temple of Stones)) and Saqqara (Imhotep Museum & Step Pyramid of Djoser). And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx, explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Dahshour, tee off at Mena House, and get outside with Bahrya Oasis.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Giza trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Al Minya to Giza in 3 hours. July in Giza sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Cairo.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Al Fayyum, Saqqara, Ski Egypt, Abu Rawash (Abu Rowash), Memphis Historical Site
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Step Pyramid of Djoser ©
Step Pyramid of Djoser

12
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Nile River. Appreciate the collections at Egyptian Antiquities Museum and The Coptic Museum. Spend the 1st (Thu) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Spend the 4th (Sun) floating through the air with a balloon tour. There's much more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, delve into the distant past at Bent Pyramid, take a stroll through Coptic Cairo, and steep yourself in history at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Cairo tour planner.

Cairo is just a short distance from Giza. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Mosque of Muhammad Ali ©
Mosque of Muhammad Ali

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