15 days in Egypt Itinerary

15 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  13 h 15 min
1
Luxor
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Aswan
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Sharm El Sheikh
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  1 h 45 min
4
Cairo
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h
End: Johannesburg

5
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Shop till you drop at Bait El Ainy and Isis 2 Papyrus Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Temple of Karnak and Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenue of Sphinxes, appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple, explore the ancient world of Valley of the Nobles, and steep yourself in history at Howard Carter House.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Luxor route tool.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Luxor is an approximately 13.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. When traveling from Johannesburg in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Luxor, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu
Tomb of Ramses VI
Tomb of Ramses VI

2
nights
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 19th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral and then delve into the distant past at Temple of Kom Ombo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): browse the eclectic array of goods at Aswan Market, contemplate the long history of Nubian Village, then contemplate the long history of Unfinished Obelisk, and finally take an in-depth tour of Nubian Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Aswan trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Luxor to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Thebes, Temple of Kom Ombo
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Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo
Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum
Nubian Village ©
Nubian Village

4
nights
Sharm El Sheikh

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.
St. Catherine's Monastery and The Heavenly Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Coptic Orthodox Church and St Catherine Shop. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Ras Um Sid, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Victims of Plane Crash of Boeing 737, stop by Secret Of Egypt, and wander the streets of Na'ama Bay.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Aswan to Sharm El Sheikh in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Aswan in March: highs in Sharm El Sheikh hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Shopping Beaches Parks

Side Trip

St. Catherine's Monastery
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St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Coptic Orthodox Church ©
Coptic Orthodox Church
The Heavenly Cathedral ©
The Heavenly Cathedral

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.
Get some cultural insight at Pyramids of Giza and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mosque of Muhammad Ali and Zamalek (Gezira Island). Change things up with a short trip to Great Sphinx in Giza (about 34 minutes away). It doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili and admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary).

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cairo trip maker app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in March, with highs in Cairo at 29°C and lows at 17°C. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Mosque of Muhammad Ali ©
Mosque of Muhammad Ali
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

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