13 days in Egypt Itinerary

13 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Alexandria
— 1 night
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Cairo
— 2 nights
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Aswan
— 1 day
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Luxor
— 2 nights
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Hurghada
— 4 nights

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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 9th (Sat), take in the waterfront at Corniche and then take in nature's colorful creations at Montazah Gardens. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Fort Qaitbey and then admire the masterpieces at Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Alexandria day trip site.

Lisbon, Portugal to Alexandria is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. January in Alexandria sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cairo.

Things to do in Alexandria

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

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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 11th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Sondos Papyrus, pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx, and then explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, then contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River, and finally explore the galleries of Oum El Dounia Gallery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Alexandria to Cairo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in January, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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

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Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Philae Temple, take an in-depth tour of Nubian Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Aswan trip planner.

You can fly from Cairo to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Cairo in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Aswan, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

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

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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 14th (Thu): get answers to all your questions at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, and then appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, and then make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Luxor itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Aswan to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Aswan in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 8°C in Luxor. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
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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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Hurghada

Hurghada ©
Originally a small fishing town on the Red Sea coast, Hurghada developed into Egypt's premier beach destination thanks to its year-round sunny weather and world-class dive sites.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hurghada: Sharm El Sheikh (Soho Square Dancing Fountain, SOHO Square, &more). Spend the 16th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: boost your wellbeing at Planet Spa at Baron Palace Resort Sahl Hasheesh, take in the waterfront activity at Abu Tig Marina, pause for some serene contemplation at Mosque El Mina Masjid, and buy something for everyone on your list at Senzo Mall.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hurghada trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by bus from Luxor to Hurghada takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Luxor in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Hurghada, with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hurghada

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Sharm El Sheikh
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Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square