11 days in Egypt Itinerary

11 days in Egypt Itinerary

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1
Cairo
— 2 nights
2
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
3
Aswan
— 2 nights
4
Luxor
— 3 nights

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pyramids of Giza and Mosque of Muhammad Ali. Explore Cairo's surroundings by going to Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara) and Great Sphinx (in Giza). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al-Azhar Mosque, and wander the streets of Coptic Cairo.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairo road trip planning app.

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India to Cairo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Cairo. Traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in February, you will find days in Cairo are little chillier (25°C), and nights are colder (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Giza, Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Abu Simbel day trip site.

Getting from Cairo to Abu Simbel by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Cairo, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Abu Simbel, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

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 5th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Animalia, contemplate the long history of Nubian Village, then delve into the distant past at New Kalabsha, and finally make a trip to Philae Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Unfinished Obelisk, head off the coast to Elephantine Island, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Aswan trip tool.

Getting from Abu Simbel to Aswan by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. February in Aswan sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Nubian Village ©
Nubian Village
Unfinished Obelisk ©
Unfinished Obelisk

3
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Temple of Karnak and Medinet Habu will appeal to history buffs. When in Luxor, make a side trip to see Tombs of the Nobles in Al Asasif, approximately Al Asasif away. There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, get answers to all your questions at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, delve into the distant past at Colossi of Memnon, and get to know the fascinating history of Avenue of Sphinxes.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Luxor trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Aswan to Luxor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Aswan in February, Luxor is a bit cooler at night with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tombs of the Nobles
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu

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