5 days in Egypt Itinerary

5 days in Egypt Itinerary

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5 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Addis Ababa
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Luxor
— 1 night
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Cairo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Addis Ababa

1
night
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, delve into the distant past at Luxor Temple, then stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, then delve into the distant past at Tomb of King Tutankhamun (Tut), and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Avenue of Sphinxes, then browse for treasures at Shop Sandouk, then pause for some photo ops at Colossi of Memnon, and finally delve into the distant past at Medinet Habu.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Luxor trip itinerary builder app .

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Luxor is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Addis Ababa to Luxor is minus 1 hour. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Addis Ababa in May: highs in Luxor hover around 45°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Luxor

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

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
On the 26th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Abu Simbel online journey planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Luxor to Abu Simbel in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 46°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx, then see the interesting displays at Solar Boat Museum, then explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza, and finally view the masterpieces at Oum El Dounia Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Mohamed Ali Mosque and then delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cairo trip planning site .

You can fly from Abu Simbel to Cairo in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Abu Simbel in May, expect Cairo to be little chillier, temps between 38°C and 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
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Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

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