15 days in Egypt Itinerary

15 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Luxor
— 3 nights
2
Aswan
— 2 nights
3
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
4
Cairo
— 3 nights
5
Siwa
— 1 night
6
Giza
— 2 nights

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: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, get answers to all your questions at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Luxor Temple.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Luxor trip itinerary planning website.

Valletta, Malta to Luxor is an approximately 9-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Valletta to Luxor due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Valletta in September; daily highs in Luxor reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Aswan.

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
ACE - Animal Care in Egypt ©
ACE - Animal Care in Egypt

2
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
On the 17th (Fri), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the spiritual surroundings of Philae Temple, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Elephantine Island, see the interesting displays at Animalia, and then make a trip to Seheil Island.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Aswan online journey planner.

Getting from Luxor to Aswan by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Animalia ©
Animalia
Boat Tours & Water Sports

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

Before you visit Abu Simbel, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

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.
Egypt Tailor Made Day Tours has been added to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, and look for gifts at Bazar Noobr.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cairo route builder.

You can fly from Abu Simbel to Cairo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Abu Simbel in September, plan for slightly colder days in Cairo, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Siwa.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Shopping
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Egypt Tailor Made Day Tours ©
Egypt Tailor Made Day Tours
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Khan Al-Khalili ©
Khan Al-Khalili

1
night
Siwa

Siwa ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Siwa. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Fatnis Island (Fantasy Island) and then steep yourself in history at Shali Fortress.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Siwa road trip planner.

Drive from Cairo to Siwa in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Giza.

Things to do in Siwa

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Lake Siwa ©
Lake Siwa
Fatnis Island (Fantasy Island) ©
Fatnis Island (Fantasy Island)

2
nights
Giza

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Go for a jaunt from Giza to Saqqara to see Step Pyramid of Djoser about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza, contemplate the long history of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx, and see the interesting displays at Musee de la Barque Solaire.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Giza online journey planner.

You can drive from Siwa to Giza in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. September in Giza sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Step Pyramid of Djoser
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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