11 days in Nile River Valley Itinerary

11 days in Nile River Valley Itinerary

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1
Luxor
— 4 nights
2
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
3
Aswan
— 4 nights

4
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Discover out-of-the-way places like ACE - Animal Care in Egypt and Tomb of Ramses VI. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Tomb of Ramses III, make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, and examine the collection at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Luxor trip planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Luxor is an approximately 16-hour flight. In September, Luxor is warmer than Cape Town - with highs of 46°C and lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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ACE - Animal Care in Egypt ©
ACE - Animal Care in Egypt
Tomb of Ramses III
Tomb of Ramses III
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
On the 24th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Abu Simbel trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Luxor to Abu Simbel takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Abu Simbel can reach 46°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

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Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nubian Museum and Monastery of St. Simeon. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Animalia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Philae Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, and head off the coast to Elephantine Island.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Aswan online sightseeing planner.

Fly from Abu Simbel to Aswan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 47°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum
Animalia ©
Animalia