18 days in Egypt Itinerary

18 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Alexandria
— 3 nights
2
Luxor
— 3 nights
3
Edfu
— 1 night
4
Aswan
— 2 nights
5
Cairo
— 8 nights

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Fort Qaitbey and Pompey's Pillar. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Catherine's Cathedral and Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Montazah Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Alexandria National Museum, stop by CREDO, and delve into the distant past at Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Alexandria trip itinerary planning tool.

Barcelona, Spain to Alexandria is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Alexandria due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Barcelona in August, you will find days in Alexandria are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Pompey's Pillar ©
Pompey's Pillar
Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa ©
Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa

3
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Visit Temple of Karnak and Medinet Habu for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Valley of the Kings and Colossi of Memnon. There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple, examine the collection at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum, don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, and delve into the distant past at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Luxor day trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Alexandria to Luxor in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alexandria in August, you will find days in Luxor are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can take a train to Edfu.

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

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): delve into the distant past at Tombs of El kab and then delve into the distant past at Temple of Horus.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Edfu trip planner.

Take a train from Luxor to Edfu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Edfu sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Aswan.

Things to do in Edfu

Historic Sites
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Temple of Horus ©
Temple of Horus
Tombs of El kab ©
Tombs of El kab

2
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Nubian Museum, thensteep yourself in history at Philae Temple, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Unfinished Obelisk, contemplate the long history of Nubian Village, and then admire the engineering at Aswan High Dam.

To find photos and more tourist information, read our Aswan trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Edfu to Aswan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Nubian Village ©
Nubian Village
Unfinished Obelisk ©
Unfinished Obelisk

8
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pyramids of Giza and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. Your inner history buff will appreciate Great Sphinx and Mosque of Muhammad Ali. Step out of Cairo to go to Saqqara and see Step Pyramid of Djoser, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, delve into the distant past at Memphis Historical Site, stroll around Al-Azhar Park, and visit Islamic Cairo.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Cairo itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Aswan to Cairo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, Cairo is little chillier than Aswan - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Giza, Memphis Historical Site, Step Pyramid of Djoser
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

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