The perfect 14 days Egypt itinerary

Are you currently planning a trip to Egypt but you don’t know how to create your perfect Egypt itinerary? Then look no further, because this travel guide was written for you.

We are going to show you step by step how to see the most important tourist attractions and highlights in Egypt in two weeks. The ancient country on the Nile has so many truly outstanding places to see

Day 1: Arrival in Cairo

For the first day, I got no plans for you at all. I always try to catch an early flight, but due to various reasons, this may not be possible for you, so it feels awkward to set out a plan for you already.

Day 2: Explore Cairo

Morning: Egyptian Museums

The main attraction in Cairo is certainly the fabulous Egyptian Museum. It is located on the famous Tahir Square (you do remember the Egyptian revolution of 2011, that’s where it all started) but they are currently constructing a new building in Giza called the Grand Egyptian Museum

Afternoon: Cairo Citadel & Islamic Cairo

In the afternoon, Visit Cairo Citadel of Sultan Saladin and explore the beautiful mosques within. It’s also the best viewpoint in Cairo,

The Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan is directly below the Citadel

Day 3: Trip to Giza Pyramids tour

A trip to Egypt could never be complete without visiting the pyramids. The most famous ones are located in Giza and it’s those you want to see. It only takes like 20 minutes to get there from the city centre. 

I do recommend you to head onwards to Memphis and Saqqara and see the Step Pyramids of Djoser and the Mastaba of Mereruka. Otherwise, you can also return to Cairo after Giza and explore the rest of Cairo. Again, Coptic Cairo, The Museum of Islamic Art or the Nilometer come to mind.

Day 4- Day Trip to Alexandria

Alexandria is a mythical place. Both the fabled Library of Alexandria and the Lighthouse of Alexandria filled a history tome or two. Today, little of that former glory remains, but it is a fascinating city nonetheless.

Most tourists decide to catch a glimpse of these golden days. If you don’t want to overload your Egypt itinerary with too many museums and history, you might as well skip this day trip and prolong your stay on the Red Sea 

Day 5 - Travel  to Aswan with the Nile cruise

On the fifth day, you will move on to Aswan in the very south of Egypt. You can either take the sleeper train from Cairo to Aswan in the evening of the 4th day or take an early plane on the morning of the fifth. The train will be cheaper as you will save the accommodation for the night (otherwise it’s more or less the same price).

Use the remainder of the day to and then take a traditional felucca boat to the Botanical garden and/or Elephantine Island. You can also decide to view the famous Unfinished Obelisk or tour the Monastery of St. Simon!

Day 6: Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel temple is probably the most iconic UNESCO World Heritage site on this planet. No wonder, the relocation of the temple of Ramses II lay the foundation of the famous organization. There are two ways to reach Abu Simbel: By bus and by plane.in the afternoon. For me, Philae is the most beautiful temple in all Egypt – by far!!You got two options then. Either book the sound & lights show in the evening or do Philae Island on the day you arrive in Aswan.

Day 7- Nile Cruise between Aswan and Luxor


Egypt Travel Lines

Everything you need to know to plan 2 weeks in Egypt and explore the ancient wonders and temples along the Nile – Cairo, Aswan, Luxor, and Hurghada.

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