13 days in Egypt Itinerary

13 days in Egypt Itinerary

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13 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Aswan
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Luxor
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Cairo
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
4
Alexandria
— 2 nights
5
Alexandria
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
6
Sharm El Sheikh
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Dahab
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
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 8th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Qubbet el-Hawa.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Aswan trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Aswan is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Mumbai to Aswan, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in February; daily highs in Aswan reach 32°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Elephantine Island ©
Elephantine Island
Animalia ©
Animalia

2
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
On the 10th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Luxor Temple, steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak, then get your bearings at ACE- Animal Care in Egypt, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Medinet Habu, then delve into the distant past at Valley of the Kings, then delve into the distant past at Valley of the Queens, and finally make a trip to Tomb of Queen Nefertari.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Luxor trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Aswan to Luxor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Luxor when traveling from Aswan in February, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Valley of the Queens
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Pyramids of Giza, pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary). On the next day, examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Muhammad Ali, and then delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cairo tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Cairo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Luxor in February, expect nights in Cairo to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Alexandria

Alexandria ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): snap pictures at Stanley Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Montazah Gardens, look for gifts at CREDO, then admire the masterpieces at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Pompey's Pillar, delve into the distant past at Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, then steep yourself in history at Fort Qaitbey, and finally take in the waterfront at Corniche.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Alexandria route planner .

Traveling by bus from Cairo to Alexandria takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In February in Alexandria, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Montazah Gardens ©
Montazah Gardens

2
nights
Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): examine the collection at Royal Jewelry Museum, take an in-depth tour of Alexandria National Museum, then delve into the distant past at Roman Amphitheatre, and finally steep yourself in history at King Farouk Palace. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at St.Mina Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El Qaed Ibrahim Mosque, then admire the landmark architecture of Mosque of Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse of Alexandria.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Alexandria online trip itinerary maker .

Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Museums
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Roman Amphitheatre ©
Roman Amphitheatre
St.Mina Monastery ©
St.Mina Monastery
Royal Jewelry Museum ©
Royal Jewelry Museum

1
night
Sharm El Sheikh

An enviable location on the southern end of the Sinai Peninsula and year-round warm weather boost tourism in Sharm El Sheikh and make it one of Egypt's premier travel destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take a stroll through Na'ama Bay and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh day trip app .

Getting from Alexandria to Sharm El Sheikh by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Alexandria in February, things will get a bit warmer in Sharm El Sheikh: highs are around 28°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay

2
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Hole and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay and other tourist information, you can read our Dahab travel route planner .

Drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dahab

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole

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