14 days in Egypt Itinerary

14 days in Egypt Itinerary

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14 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  13​h
1
Alexandria
— 5 nights
train:  10​h 30​min
2
Luxor
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Aswan
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Cairo
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Orouba Mall Alexandra, Roman Amphitheatre and Carrefour City Center. Get some cultural insight at Bibliotheca Alexandrina and Alexandria National Museum. Visit Fort Qaitbey and Pompey's Pillar for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Alexandria Library, contemplate the long history of King Farouk Palace, snap pictures at Stanley Bridge, and explore the ancient world of Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Alexandria trip itinerary builder .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Alexandria is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, things will get colder in Alexandria: highs are around 23°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Alexandria Library ©
Alexandria Library

2
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Temple of Karnak and Luxor Temple. Valley of the Kings and Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Medinet Habu, appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenue of Sphinxes, don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, and take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Luxor trip planner .

Getting from Alexandria to Luxor by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Alexandria in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Luxor: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

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

1
night
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): admire the engineering at Aswan High Dam, explore the ancient world of Philae Temple, and then get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Aswan trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Luxor to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Aswan

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum
Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Aswan High Dam ©
Aswan High Dam

3
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.
You've now added Tivoli Dome Zayed to your itinerary. Visit Pyramids of Giza and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids for their historical value. For shopping fun, head to Khan Al-Khalili or Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch. Explore Cairo's surroundings by going to Giza (Room Escape Games & Great Sphinx). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, wander the streets of Coptic Cairo, stroll around Al-Azhar Park, and explore the fascinating landscape at Cairo Horse Riding School.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairo sightseeing tool .

Traveling by bus from Alexandria to Cairo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. December in Cairo sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

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

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