12 days in Nile River Valley Itinerary

12 days in Nile River Valley Itinerary

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12 days in Nile River Valley Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  10 h
1
Aswan
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 15 min
2
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Taxi + Train:  3 h 30 min
3
Edfu
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Dendera
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Luxor
— 5 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: London

3
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Take a break from Aswan with a short trip to Temple of Kom Ombo in Kom Ombo, about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Philae Temple, admire the engineering at Aswan High Dam, steep yourself in history at Nubian Village, and examine the collection at Animalia.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Aswan route maker website.

London, UK to Aswan is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Aswan due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from London in June; daily highs in Aswan reach 49°C and lows reach 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

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Side Trip

Temple of Kom Ombo
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo
Elephantine Island ©
Elephantine Island

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Abu Simbel visit planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in Abu Simbel are 47°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Edfu.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

1
night
Edfu

Edfu ©
Edfu is an Egyptian city, located on the west bank of the Nile River between Esna and Aswan, with a population of approximately sixty thousand people. On the 26th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Kanais and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Horus at Edfu.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Edfu tour planning site.

Do a combination of flight and train from Abu Simbel to Edfu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 49°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Dendera.

Things to do in Edfu

Historic Sites
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Temple of Horus at Edfu ©
Temple of Horus at Edfu
Kanais ©
Kanais

1
night
Dendera

Dendera
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Dendera Temple Complex.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Dendera trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Edfu to Dendera by car takes about 3.5 hours. In June in Dendera, expect temperatures between 49°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Dendera

Historic Sites
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Dendera Temple Complex
Dendera Temple Complex

5
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, and gain insight at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt.

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Drive from Dendera to Luxor in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 49°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple