13 days in Egypt Itinerary

13 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Alexandria
— 1 night
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Giza
— 2 nights
3
Cairo
— 1 night
4
Saint Catherine
— 1 night
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Luxor
— 1 night
6
Edfu
— 1 night
7
Aswan
— 1 night
8
Abu Simbel
— 1 night

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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 3rd (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Catherine's Cathedral, then explore the ancient world of Roman Amphitheatre, then explore the ancient world of Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, and finally explore the world behind art at Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Pompey's Pillar, take an in-depth tour of Alexandria National Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Royal Jewelry Museum.

To find where to stay and tourist information, read Alexandria driving holiday planner.

Palm Springs, USA to Alexandria is an approximately 24-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 10 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Palm Springs in July; daily highs in Alexandria reach 88°F and lows reach 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Giza.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Museums
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Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa ©
Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Alexandria National Museum ©
Alexandria National Museum

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Giza

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
You've added Pharonic Village, Musee de la Barque Solaire, Khafre's Pyramid, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 4th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Pharonic Village. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx, steep yourself in history at Pyramids of Giza, then explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, then steep yourself in history at Khafre's Pyramid, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee de la Barque Solaire.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Giza visit planner.

You can drive from Alexandria to Giza in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Alexandria in July, expect nights in Giza to be about the same, around 76°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 95°F. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cairo.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
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Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Khafre's Pyramid ©
Khafre's Pyramid
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Thebes, Cairo Citadel, Cave Church, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Cairo Citadel, explore the ancient world of Thebes, then examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, and finally wander the streets of Zamalek (Gezira Island).

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Cairo trip website.

Cairo is very close to Giza. In July, daytime highs in Cairo are 95°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Thebes
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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Cave Church ©
Cave Church
Cairo Citadel ©
Cairo Citadel

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Saint Catherine

Saint Catherine ©
Visitors flock to the town of Saint Catherine, nestled in the foothills of Mount Sinai, to explore the World Heritage Area's numerous religious and historic sights.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Sinai and then contemplate the long history of St. Catherine's Monastery.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Saint Catherine trip itinerary builder tool.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Cairo to Saint Catherine in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 67°F in Saint Catherine. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai
St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery

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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.
You've added Luxor Museum, Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, Luxor Temple, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Valley of the Queens, explore the ancient world of Tomb of Ay, delve into the distant past at Temple of Seti I, then explore the ancient world of Tomb of Sennedjem, then explore the ancient world of Valley of the Kings, and finally contemplate the long history of Howard Carter House.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Luxor trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Saint Catherine to Luxor in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Saint Catherine in July, things will get a bit warmer in Luxor: highs are around 106°F and lows about 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Edfu.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Tomb of Queen Nefertari ©
Tomb of Queen Nefertari

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Edfu

Edfu ©
Edfu is an Egyptian city, located on the west bank of the Nile River between Esna and Aswan, with a population of approximately sixty thousand people. On the 10th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Kanais and then delve into the distant past at Temple of Horus.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Edfu travel planner.

Take a train from Luxor to Edfu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 106°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can take a train to Aswan.

Things to do in Edfu

Historic Sites
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Kanais ©
Kanais
Temple of Horus ©
Temple of Horus

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Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Nubian Village as well as Philae Temple. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): make a trip to Philae Temple, then steep yourself in history at Nubian Village, then take an in-depth tour of Nubian Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at New Kalabsha.

To find out how to plan a trip to Aswan, use our trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from Edfu to Aswan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 107°F, and evening lows to 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Museums
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New Kalabsha ©
New Kalabsha
Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum
Nubian Village ©
Nubian Village

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Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
On the 12th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

Make your Abu Simbel itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Aswan to Abu Simbel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 105°F in July, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

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