13 days in Egypt Itinerary

13 days in Egypt Itinerary

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13 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Cairo
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Luxor
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  5​h
3
Alexandria
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Siwa
— 2 nights
Drive:  60​h
End: Athens

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 31st (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River and then stroll around Al-Azhar Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza, pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairo road trip website .

Athens, Greece to Cairo is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Athens in December, with highs in Cairo at 24°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

2
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Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum, take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, then get your bearings at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

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Traveling by flight from Cairo to Luxor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in January, expect nights in Luxor to be a bit cooler, around 8°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Luxor

Tours Outdoors Museums
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Luxor Museum
Luxor Museum
Balloon Rides

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.
Get some historical perspective at Fort Qaitbey and Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa. Bibliotheca Alexandrina and Pompey's Pillar are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Roman Amphitheatre, admire the landmark architecture of St. Catherine's Cathedral, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Luxor to Alexandria takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Luxor in January, expect nights in Alexandria to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Siwa.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Museums
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Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Pompey's Pillar ©
Pompey's Pillar

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Siwa

Siwa ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): admire nature's extreme beauty at Great Sand Sea and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Oracle of Amun / Aghurmi.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Siwa planner .

Traveling by car from Alexandria to Siwa takes 8 hours. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Siwa

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Great Sand Sea ©
Great Sand Sea

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