11 days in Nile River Valley Itinerary

11 days in Nile River Valley Itinerary

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Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Go for a jaunt from Aswan to Kom Ombo to see Temple of Kom Ombo about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Philae Temple, don't miss a visit to Aswan Sculpture Park, examine the collection at Animalia, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Aswan trip planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Aswan is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Cape Town in June, expect Aswan to be much hotter, temps between 49°C and 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

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Temple of Kom Ombo
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo
Animalia ©

Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

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Getting from Aswan to Abu Simbel by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 47°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex


Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Luxor is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak, pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple, delve into the distant past at Avenue of Sphinxes, and get answers to all your questions at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Luxor trip planner.

Getting from Abu Simbel to Luxor by combination of flight and train takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive. In June, daily temperatures in Luxor can reach 49°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari ©
Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari