45 days in Egypt Itinerary

45 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  21 h
1
Luxor
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Abydos
— 7 nights
Drive:  7 h
3
New Valley Governorate
— 7 nights
Drive:  7 h
4
Al Minya
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Giza
— 10 nights
Drive:  15 min
6
Cairo
— 12 nights
Fly:  21 h 30 min
End: Melbourne

1
night
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
On the 23rd (Sun), stop by Habiba Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak. On the next day, examine the collection at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, then soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and finally pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxor day trip planning tool.

Melbourne, Australia to Luxor is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to Luxor due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in June, with highs in Luxor at 49°C and lows at 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Abydos.

Things to do in Luxor

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

7
nights
Abydos

Abydos
Popular historic sites such as Dendera Temple Complex and Sidi Abd Er-Rahim Mosque are in your itinerary. Explore Abydos' surroundings by going to Qena (Kome el dabie Ancient Ferka textiles workshop & Nubet pyramid).

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Abydos travel route tool.

You can drive from Luxor to Abydos in 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Abydos are 46°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. On the 1st (Mon), you're off to New Valley Governorate.

Things to do in Abydos

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Qena, Dendera Temple Complex
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Dendera Temple Complex
Dendera Temple Complex
Sidi Abd Er-Rahim Mosque ©
Sidi Abd Er-Rahim Mosque
Temple of Rameses II ©
Temple of Rameses II

7
nights
New Valley Governorate

New Valley Governorate ©
New Valley Governorate is one of the governorates of Egypt. You've added Temple City, Al-Khargah Oasis, Tombs of the Nobles, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: admire nature's extreme beauty at Sahara Desert.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the New Valley Governorate online road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Abydos to New Valley Governorate. You'll set off for Al Minya on the 8th (Mon).

Things to do in New Valley Governorate

Museums Nature Parks
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Sahara Desert ©
Sahara Desert
Tombs of the Nobles ©
Tombs of the Nobles

6
nights
Al Minya

Al Minya ©
Popular historic sites such as Beni Hassan and Tell el-Amarna are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Masjid Al Kashef and Thabet Monumental Bath. Get out of town with these interesting Al Minya side-trips: Monastery of Saint MariMina (in Abnob) and Mallawi (El Ashmunein & Tuna el-Gebel).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Al Minya trip planner.

Explore your travel options from New Valley Governorate to Al Minya with the Route module. You will leave for Giza on the 14th (Sun).

Things to do in Al Minya

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mallawi, Tell el-Amarna, Monastery of Saint MariMina, Masjid Al Kashef, Thabet Monumental Bath
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Beni Hassan ©
Beni Hassan
Tell el-Amarna ©
Tell el-Amarna

10
nights
Giza

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Get some cultural insight at Pyramids of Giza and Memphis Historical Site. Get outdoors at Egypt Travel Gate and Dahshur lake. Get out of town with these interesting Giza side-trips: Meidum Pyramid (in El Wasta), Ski Egypt (in 6th of October City) and Saqqara (Imhotep Museum, Step Pyramid of Djoser, &more). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, see Private Tours In Egypt, steep yourself in history at Pyramids of Dahshour, and delve into the distant past at Temple of Dionysias (Temple of Stones).

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Giza trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Al Minya to Giza in 3 hours. July in Giza sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cairo.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Saqqara, Al Fayyum, Meidum Pyramid, Memphis Historical Site, Abu Rawash (Abu Rowash)
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Step Pyramid of Djoser ©
Step Pyramid of Djoser

12
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Nile River. Appreciate the collections at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and The Coptic Museum. Spend the 1st (Thu) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Spend the 4th (Sun) floating through the air with a balloon tour. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, wander the streets of Zamalek (Gezira Island), take a memorable drive along Amru Tours - Day Tours, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cairo trip planning app.

Cairo is just a stone's throw from Giza. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Mosque of Muhammad Ali ©
Mosque of Muhammad Ali

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