Route & dates
9 days in Aswan & Alexandria Itinerary
Start: Sharm El Sheikh
Aswan— 5 nights
Fly + bus: 6h 15min
Alexandria— 3 nights
taxi + Fly: 2h
End: Sharm El Sheikh
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.Get some cultural insight at Animalia and Mausoleum of Aga Khan. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Aswan Market and Sehel Island. When in Aswan, make a side trip to see Temple of Kom Ombo in Kom Ombo, approximately 1 hour away. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Monastery of St. Simeon, steep yourself in history at Nubian Village, don't miss a visit to Temple of Philae, and take an in-depth tour of Nubian Museum.
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Sharm El Sheikh to Aswan is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Aswan, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Alexandria.
Things to do in Aswan
Nile River Valley, Temple of Kom Ombo, Temple of Horus at Edfu
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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.Satisfy your inner culture vulture at El Alamein War Museum and Alexandria National Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte and Aquarium Museum. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Mamoura Beach, browse the exhibits of Le Palais, admire the striking features of Deir Anba Bishoi, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi.
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Traveling by flight from Aswan to Alexandria takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Aswan in February, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Alexandria: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Alexandria
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