11 days in Egypt Itinerary

11 days in Egypt Itinerary

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11 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Cairo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  1​h 15​min
3
Aswan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Luxor
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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.
Visit Pyramids of Giza and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids for their historical value. When in Cairo, make a side trip to see Great Sphinx in Giza, approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Al-Azhar, admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), and steep yourself in history at Mohamed Ali Mosque.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cairo trip itinerary builder app .

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India to Cairo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Cairo is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in February, plan for little chillier days in Cairo, with highs around 25°C, while nights are colder with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Giza
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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): steep yourself in history at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Abu Simbel trip planner .

Fly from Cairo to Abu Simbel in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 13°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.
On the 5th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Animalia, then steep yourself in history at Nubian Village, then explore the ancient world of New Kalabsha, and finally delve into the distant past at Philae Temple. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Bent Pyramid, delve into the distant past at Unfinished Obelisk, then step off the mainland to explore Elephantine Island, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Aswan holiday maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Abu Simbel to Aswan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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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.
Visit Temple of Karnak and Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari for their historical value. When in Luxor, make a side trip to see Tombs of the Nobles in Al Asasif, approximately 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, explore and take pictures at ACE- Animal Care in Egypt, delve into the distant past at Avenue of Sphinxes, and appreciate the history behind Tomb of Queen Nefertari.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxor trip builder website .

You can drive from Aswan to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to 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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