16 days in Egypt Itinerary

16 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt trip planner

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Fly
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Alexandria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cairo
— 5 nights
Fly
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Luxor
— 3 nights
Train to Aswan, Fly to Abu Simbel
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Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly to Sharm el-Sheikh, Taxi to Saint Catherine
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Saint Catherine
— 4 nights
Drive to Sharm El Sheikh International Airport, Fly to Bengaluru

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Alexandria

— 2 nights

Mediterranean's Bride

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Fort Qaitbey and then admire the masterpieces at Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Alexandria online sightseeing planner.

Bengaluru, India to Alexandria is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to Alexandria is minus 3.5 hours. In September in Alexandria, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. On the 17th (Fri), you'll travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Alexandria

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:

Cairo

— 5 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza, Great Sphinx, &more) and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, look for gifts at Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River, and walk around Al-Azhar Park.

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Getting from Alexandria to Cairo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Cairo are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 22:

Luxor

— 3 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Luxor is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Luxor trip planner.

Fly from Cairo to Luxor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Cairo, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor, ranging from highs of 46°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:

Abu Simbel

— 1 night
To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Abu Simbel day trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Luxor to Abu Simbel in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Abu Simbel are 46°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. On the 26th (Sun), you're off to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:

Saint Catherine

— 4 nights
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.
Spend the 28th (Tue) exploring nature at Ras Mohommed National Park. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Sinai, tour the pleasant surroundings at Serabit el-Khadim Mountain, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios), and see the vivid underwater world at Jackson Reef.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Saint Catherine holiday tool.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Abu Simbel to Saint Catherine in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Abu Simbel in September; daily highs in Saint Catherine reach 37°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 30:

Egypt travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Monuments
Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.