23 days in Egypt Itinerary

23 days in Egypt Itinerary

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23 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Belgrade
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Cairo
— 3 nights
Train:  13 h
2
Aswan
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  3 h
3
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 30 min
4
Aswan
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
5
Luxor
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Sohag
— 1 day
train:  3 h 30 min
7
Cairo
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
8
Alexandria
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 45 min
9
Siwa
— 2 nights
Drive:  9 h 15 min
10
Cairo
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Belgrade

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'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, and contemplate the long history of Mosque of Muhammad Ali.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cairo trip tool.

Belgrade, Serbia to Cairo is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Belgrade to Cairo is 1 hour. In April, Cairo is somewhat warmer than Belgrade - with highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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 7th (Tue): head off the coast to Elephantine Island, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, and then contemplate the long history of Philae Temple.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Aswan vacation tool.

Getting from Cairo to Aswan by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Cairo in April; daily highs in Aswan reach 42°C and lows reach 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

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

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
On the 8th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Abu Simbel trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daily temperatures in Abu Simbel can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 9th (Thu), you're off to Aswan.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

3
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
On the 9th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): make a trip to Aswan Sculpture Park and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Kom Ombo.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Aswan trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Abu Simbel to Aswan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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
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: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Luxor trip maker app.

You can drive from Aswan to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sohag.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

1
day
Sohag

Sohag ©
Sohag, also known as Sawhāj, Suhag and Suhaj, is a city in Egypt that lies on the west bank of the Nile. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): admire the striking features of The Red Monastery and then explore the ancient world of Temple Abydos.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Sohag online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Luxor to Sohag in 3 hours. In April, daytime highs in Sohag are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sohag

Historic Sites
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Temple Abydos ©
Temple Abydos
The Red Monastery ©
The Red Monastery

2
nights
Cairo

Cairo ©
On the 17th (Fri), stop by Coptic Cairo and then buy something for everyone on your list at The First Mall.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairo online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Sohag to Cairo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sohag in April, expect nights in Cairo to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the bus to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

The First Mall
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Coptic Cairo ©
Coptic Cairo
The First Mall ©
The First Mall

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.
On the 18th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Pompey's Pillar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Catherine's Cathedral, and then steep yourself in history at Fort Qaitbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, take in nature's colorful creations at Montazah Gardens, and then look for gifts at CREDO.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Alexandria journey planner.

You can take a bus from Cairo to Alexandria in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Cairo in April, expect nights in Alexandria to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Siwa.

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
Siwa

Siwa ©
On the 20th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Shali Fortress. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Cleopatra's Pool - Spring of Juba and then contemplate the long history of Temple of the Oracle of Amun / Aghurmi.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Siwa vacation planner.

Drive from Alexandria to Siwa in 8 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Cairo.

Things to do in Siwa

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Fatnis Island (Fantasy Island) ©
Fatnis Island (Fantasy Island)
Cleopatra's Pool - Spring of Juba ©
Cleopatra's Pool - Spring of Juba

2
nights
Cairo

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary) and then delve into the distant past at Bent Pyramid. On your second day here, get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cairo tour planning tool.

Traveling by car from Siwa to Cairo takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours
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Walking tours
Bent Pyramid ©
Bent Pyramid

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