25 days in Egypt Itinerary

25 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Start: New York City
+2
Subway + Train + Fly:  30 min
1
Cairo
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Giza
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h
3
Saqqara
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Al Fayyum
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h
5
Al Minya
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Dayr Mawas
— Few hours
Drive:  6 h 30 min
7
New Valley Governorate
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h
8
Abydos
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
9
Dendera
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
10
Luxor
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
11
Isna
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
12
Edfu
— Few hours
Train:  1 h 30 min
13
Aswan
— 1 day
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 30 min
14
Abu Simbel
— 1 day
Fly + Taxi:  6 h 30 min
15
Marsa Alam
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
16
Hurghada
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h 30 min
17
Sharm El Sheikh
— 1 day
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
18
El Alamein
— 1 day
Train:  3 h
19
Alexandria
— 1 day
Bus:  2 h
20
Cairo
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Train + Subway:  14 h
End: New York City

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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.
You've added Mit Rahina Museum, Mastaba of Mereruka, Bent Pyramid, and other attractions to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Mosque of Muhammad Ali and Mastaba of Ti.

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

New York City, USA to Cairo is an approximately 14.5- hour combination of subway, train, and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Traveling from New York City to Cairo, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in March, expect Cairo to be much hotter, temps between 77°F and 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Giza.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Saqqara, Mit Rahina Museum, Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
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Mosque of Muhammad Ali ©
Mosque of Muhammad Ali
Mit Rahina Museum ©
Mit Rahina Museum
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

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Giza

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Pharonic Village, Golden Bird Bazaar, Pyramids of Dahshour, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Pharonic Village, look for gifts at Golden Bird Bazaar, see the interesting displays at Imhotep Museum, then take a spin around town with Quad Bike At Giza Pyramids, then delve into the distant past at Valley of the Whales (Wadi Al-Hitan), and finally see the interesting displays at Musee de la Barque Solaire.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Giza travel planning site.

Giza is just a stone's throw from Cairo. In March, daytime highs in Giza are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Saqqara.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Imhotep Museum, Meidum Pyramid
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Pyramids of Dahshour ©
Pyramids of Dahshour
Musee de la Barque Solaire ©
Musee de la Barque Solaire
Valley of the Whales (Wadi Al-Hitan) ©
Valley of the Whales (Wadi Al-Hitan)

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Saqqara

Saqqara ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Prestige Equestrian. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): delve into the distant past at Memphis Historical Site, take a pleasant ride with Prestige Equestrian, don't miss a visit to Step Pyramid of Djoser, steep yourself in history at Fort Qaitbey, then enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse of Alexandria, and finally delve into the distant past at Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Saqqara trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Giza to Saqqara by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. March in Saqqara sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Al Fayyum.

Things to do in Saqqara

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Alexandria, Memphis Historical Site
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Step Pyramid of Djoser ©
Step Pyramid of Djoser
Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa ©
Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey

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Al Fayyum

Al Fayyum ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hawara Pyramid, Temple of Dionysias (Temple of Stones) and Sannur Cave. On the 22nd (Sun), get lost in a book at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Head underground at Sannur Cave, contemplate the long history of Temple of Dionysias (Temple of Stones), don't miss a visit to Hawara Pyramid, then explore the ancient world of Pompey's Pillar, and finally delve into the distant past at Roman Amphitheatre.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Al Fayyum day trip planning website.

Getting from Saqqara to Al Fayyum by car takes about 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Al Minya.

Things to do in Al Fayyum

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Alexandria, Sannur Cave
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Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Roman Amphitheatre ©
Roman Amphitheatre
Pompey's Pillar ©
Pompey's Pillar

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Al Minya

Al Minya ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): pause for some photo ops at El Ashmunein, then explore the ancient world of Beni Hassan, and then delve into the distant past at Fraser Tombs.

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

Drive from Al Fayyum to Al Minya in 3 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Dayr Mawas.

Things to do in Al Minya

Historic Sites

Side Trip

El Ashmunein
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Beni Hassan ©
Beni Hassan

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Dayr Mawas

Dayr Mawas ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tell el-Amarna. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): pause for some photo ops at El Ashmunein, make a trip to Tuna el-Gebel, and then delve into the distant past at Tell el-Amarna.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Dayr Mawas tour itinerary builder app.

Drive from Al Minya to Dayr Mawas in 1.5 hours. March in Dayr Mawas sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 54°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Mon) before leaving for New Valley Governorate.

Things to do in Dayr Mawas

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mallawi
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 24:
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Tell el-Amarna ©
Tell el-Amarna

1
night
New Valley Governorate

New Valley Governorate ©
New Valley Governorate is one of the governorates of Egypt. You've added Dakhla Oasis, Necropolis of Elbagawat, Al-Khargah Oasis, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): delve into the distant past at Tombs of the Nobles, explore the striking landscape at Al-Khargah Oasis, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Necropolis of Elbagawat.

Planning New Valley Governorate trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Dayr Mawas to New Valley Governorate with the Route module. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Tue) before leaving for Abydos.

Things to do in New Valley Governorate

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Sahara Desert ©
Sahara Desert
Necropolis of Elbagawat ©
Necropolis of Elbagawat
Tombs of the Nobles ©
Tombs of the Nobles

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Abydos

Abydos ©
Temple of Rameses II has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Temple of Rameses II.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Abydos trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from New Valley Governorate to Abydos. In March, daytime highs in Abydos are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Dendera.
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 25:
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Temple of Rameses II ©
Temple of Rameses II

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Dendera

Dendera
On the 24th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Dendera Temple Complex.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Dendera road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Abydos to Dendera in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in March, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Dendera

Historic Sites
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Dendera Temple Complex
Dendera Temple Complex

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nights
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 Adoro Viajar a Egipto, The Necropolis of El-Khokha, Lotus Bazar, and other attractions to your itinerary. Temple of Karnak and Karnak Open Air Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dendera Temple Complex and Balloon Rides. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II), stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, and see the interesting displays at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Luxor road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dendera to Luxor takes 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Luxor are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sat) before leaving for Isna.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Dendera Temple Complex
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Tomb of Merenptah
Tomb of Merenptah
Dendera Temple Complex
Dendera Temple Complex
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu

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Isna

Isna ©
You've now added Temple of Khnum to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Khnum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Isna online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Luxor to Isna in 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Isna can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Edfu.

Things to do in Isna

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 29:
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Temple of Khnum ©
Temple of Khnum

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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. Edfu Sound and Light Show has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Kanais, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Horus, and then stop by Edfu Sound and Light Show.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Edfu holiday builder site.

Traveling by car from Isna to Edfu takes 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Edfu are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can take a train to Aswan.

Things to do in Edfu

Historic Sites
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Temple of Horus ©
Temple of Horus
Kanais ©
Kanais
Edfu Sound and Light Show ©
Edfu Sound and Light Show

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Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Aswan Market, Seheil Island, Aswan Botanical Garden, and other attractions. On the 29th (Sun), take in a show at Sound and Light Show - Philae, take in nature's colorful creations at Aswan Botanical Garden, explore the ancient world of New Kalabsha, explore the ancient world of Temple of Kom Ombo, then don't miss a visit to Seheil Island, and finally delve into the distant past at Qubbet el-Hawa.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Aswan tour itinerary site.

You can take a train from Edfu to Aswan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Temple of Kom Ombo
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Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo
Unfinished Obelisk ©
Unfinished Obelisk
Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple

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Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sound and Light Show - Abu Simbel as well as Lake Nasser. On the 30th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex, pause for some photo ops at Sound and Light Show - Abu Simbel, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Nasser.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Abu Simbel trip tool.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daily temperatures in Abu Simbel can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Lake Nasser
Find places to stay Mar 29 — 30:
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex
Lake Nasser ©
Lake Nasser
Sound and Light Show - Abu Simbel ©
Sound and Light Show - Abu Simbel

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Marsa Alam

Marsa Alam ©
The opening of an international airport and subsequent development of hotels and resorts boosted tourism in Marsa Alam, a town on Egypt's Red Sea coast known for its world-class diving spots.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Submarine Tours, Speed Boats Tours, Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef, and other attractions. Escape the urban bustle at Marsa Shoona Bay and Gebel El Rosas.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Marsa Alam trip itinerary tool.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Abu Simbel to Marsa Alam in 6.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Abu Simbel in March, expect nights in Marsa Alam to be about the same, around 64°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Hurghada.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 2:
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Marsa Shoona Bay ©
Marsa Shoona Bay
Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef ©
Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef
Gebel El Rosas ©
Gebel El Rosas

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Selkhet Papyrus, Dolphin & Whale Watching and Parasailing & Paragliding. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then examine the collection at Selkhet Papyrus. Keep things going the next day: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hurghada attractions planner.

Drive from Marsa Alam to Hurghada in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. April in Hurghada sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Horseback Riding Tours

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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.
You've now added Crocodile Show to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Crocodile Show, and then get engrossed in the history at King Tut Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh trip maker app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Sharm El Sheikh are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to El Alamein.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
King Tut Museum ©
King Tut Museum
Crocodile Show ©
Crocodile Show

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El Alamein

El Alamein ©
On the 6th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte, learn about all things military at El Alamein World War II Military Museum, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at El Alamein War Cemetery.

Plan a trip to El Alamein easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Sharm El Sheikh to El Alamein in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in April: high temperatures in El Alamein hover around 77°F and lows are around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Alexandria.

Things to do in El Alamein

Historic Sites Museums
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El Alamein War Cemetery ©
El Alamein War Cemetery
Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte ©
Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte
El Alamein World War II Military Museum ©
El Alamein World War II Military Museum

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mustafa Kamel Necropolis, Alexandria National Museum and Sub Marine diving center. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Mustafa Kamel Necropolis, visit Sub Marine diving center, and then take an in-depth tour of Alexandria National Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Alexandria visit planner.

You can drive from El Alamein to Alexandria in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in April, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Cairo.

Things to do in Alexandria

Museums Historic Sites
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Alexandria National Museum ©
Alexandria National Museum
Mustafa Kamel Necropolis ©
Mustafa Kamel Necropolis
Sub Marine diving center ©
Sub Marine diving center

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Cairo

Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Obelisk of Ramses II as well as Turkish Baths. On the 8th (Wed), slough off your stress at Turkish baths, then pause for some photo ops at Obelisk of Ramses II, then examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, and finally explore the activities along Nile River.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cairo road trip app.

Traveling by bus from Alexandria to Cairo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Alexandria in April: highs in Cairo hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 62°F. On the 9th (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Cairo

Spas Baths Museums
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Turkish Baths
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Nile River
Nile River

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