19 days in Egypt Itinerary

19 days in Egypt Itinerary

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19 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Cairo
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
2
Giza
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Saint Catherine
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Aswan
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Luxor
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
7
Saqqara
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

2
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Thebes. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Thebes, then contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River, then steep yourself in history at Gayer-Anderson Museum (Bayt al-Kiritliya), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at The Coptic Museum, then see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, and then make a trip to Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Cairo trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Los Angeles, USA to Cairo is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Cairo is 10 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 61°F in Cairo. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Giza.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Thebes
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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan ©
The Coptic Museum ©
The Coptic Museum

2
nights
Giza

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pyramids of Dahshour as well as Pharonic Village. On the 29th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Pharonic Village, contemplate the long history of Pyramids of Dahshour, then delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza, then pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx, and finally view the masterpieces at Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre. On your second day here, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

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

Giza is very close to Cairo. In November in Giza, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Pyramids of Dahshour ©
Pyramids of Dahshour
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

3
nights
Sharm El Sheikh

Sharm El Sheikh ©
An enviable location on the southern end of the Sinai Peninsula and year-round warm weather boost tourism in Sharm El Sheikh and make it one of Egypt's premier travel destinations.
King Tut Museum and WICKEDiCANDY will appeal to museum buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Bibo Viaggi and Monument to the Victims of Plane Crash of Boeing 737. There's more to do: admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh sightseeing website .

You can fly from Giza to Sharm El Sheikh in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sharm El Sheikh when traveling from Giza in November, with lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Museums Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

WICKEDiCANDY
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King Tut Museum ©
King Tut Museum
Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh ©
Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh

1
night
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 4th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Sinai.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Saint Catherine sightseeing planning site .

Traveling by car from Sharm El Sheikh to Saint Catherine takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in December, you will find days in Saint Catherine are a bit cooler (61°F), and nights are cooler (40°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai

3
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Temple of Kom Ombo and Animalia. Popular historic sites such as New Kalabsha and Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Nubian Museum, admire the engineering at Aswan High Dam, and delve into the distant past at Monastery of St. Simeon.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Aswan trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Saint Catherine to Aswan takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. In December, Aswan is somewhat warmer than Saint Catherine - with highs of 76°F and lows of 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Temple of Kom Ombo
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Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo
Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum
Animalia ©
Animalia

4
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Dendera Temple Complex and Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II). Step off the beaten path and head to Tomb of Ramses III and Howard Carter House. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak, don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, gain insight at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, and see the interesting displays at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum.

To find ratings and tourist information, go to the Luxor journey planning site .

You can drive from Aswan to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In December, daytime highs in Luxor are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Saqqara.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Dendera Temple Complex
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Dendera Temple Complex ©
Dendera Temple Complex
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Tomb of Ramses III
Tomb of Ramses III

2
nights
Saqqara

Saqqara ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Imhotep Museum as well as Mastaba of Ti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Mastaba of Mereruka and then explore the ancient world of Mastaba of Ti.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Saqqara road trip website .

Getting from Luxor to Saqqara by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Luxor in December, expect nights in Saqqara to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are little chillier, around 69°F. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saqqara

Historic Sites Museums
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Mastaba of Mereruka ©
Mastaba of Mereruka
Mastaba of Ti ©
Mastaba of Ti
Imhotep Museum ©
Imhotep Museum

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