12 days in Egypt Itinerary

12 days in Egypt Itinerary

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1
Alexandria
— 2 nights
2
Cairo
— 3 nights
3
Abu Simbel
— 2 nights
4
Luxor
— 3 nights

2
nights
Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Known for its turbulent and eventful past, the port city of Alexandria retains a historic charm and atmosphere, boasting thousands of years of Egypt's cultural heritage.
On the 19th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Catherine's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Fort Qaitbey, and then admire the masterpieces at Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Keep things going the next day: take in the waterfront at Corniche, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Montazah Gardens, and then stop by CREDO.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Alexandria driving holiday planning site.

New Delhi, India to Alexandria is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 3.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in March; daily highs in Alexandria reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cairo.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Montazah Gardens ©
Montazah Gardens

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, look for gifts at Fair Trade Egypt, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cairo online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Alexandria to Cairo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In March in Cairo, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

For photos and tourist information, you can read our Abu Simbel trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Abu Simbel takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cairo in March: highs in Abu Simbel hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. On the 26th (Fri), you'll travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

3
nights
Luxor

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, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, see the interesting displays at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum, and make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Luxor driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Abu Simbel to Luxor takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. March in Luxor sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

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

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