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.
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For the first day, Arrive in Cairo,
In the Morning: Egyptian Museum.
Egyptian Museum of antiquities. It displays the largest and most precious items of Egyptian art in the world.
It exhibits a rare collection of over 250,000 genuine artefacts that date as far back as 5000 years, including an exclusive exhibit dedicated to the Tutankhamen - A collection of treasures, gold, and jewellery that were buried in his tomb for over 3,500 years before they were discovered in 1920 when his tomb was excavated.
The entrance fee to the Mummies room is not included. Then you will be Passing By Tahrir Square, where the Egyptian Revolution began in 2011. Your tour finishes with a drop-off at your hotel.
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, it will be open at the end of 2020( You should not miss this New 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
On the Evening Cairo by night tour can be one of the best evening activities you can do in Cairo. This wonderful private guided night tour of Cairo allows you to see Cairo with the local’s Eyes. Start to see a beautiful view of the city from atop points like Mokatam hills. It is an amazing place to see Cairo at sunset. And also, you will visit Islamic Cairo and Khan el Khalili. we do recommend Le Meridien Pyramids resort, It is very Close to the Pyramids and the Grand Egyptian Museum
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 20 minutes to get there from the city centre.
I do recommend you 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.
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.
Pick up from Hotel in Giza or in Cairo, drive to Bahariya Oasis, about 350 km east. This journey takes about 4 hours, there will be stops during the trip for WC and Coffee, You will take your 4x4 Jeep and drive to the black desert The Lunch will be served here in El Haize oasis, Later on, day one, explore the white desert National Park, the most well-known desert destination in Egypt. Then drive to valley of Agabat, Valley of Agabat is deep within the white desert. You have to be there to feel the out-worldly beauty of the place. Millions of years ago, the place used to be under the sea. Over the years, unique rock formations of limestone, chalk (and maybe sand) developed. As the sky turns pink then deepest fiery orange, the rock-shapes fade, and silence are all around. Sitting around a small fire and enjoying the simplest meal of chicken, rice, and vegetables, you will feel like nothing has ever tasted so good. Bedouin staff will arrange dinner and desert camping
you'll enjoy breakfast in the desert, before driving to Bahariya Oasis, On the way back you will visit Crystal Mountain, Crystal Mountain, locally known as Gebel al-Izzaz. It's more of a crystal hill, seen on the right, which is often called the Jewel of the desert is formed by the quartzite crystals and looks amazing in the sun's rays. A few decades ago, that natural feature has been found by accident. drive to Bahariya Oasis, Soak in the heat at Bir Sigam, a hot spring that can help to relax. Located at 7 km east of Bahariya on the Cairo road, the spring is the best hot spring in temperature, Then drive back Cairo. If you need to extend one night in Bahariya Oasis to discover the Oasis this is possible.
you will move on to Aswan in the very south of Egypt. You can either take the sleeper train from Cairo to Aswan on 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! The Perfect way to see Egypt with the Nile cruise(Enjoy 4 Days Nile cruise between Aswan and Luxor ) I do recommend Royal Princess Nile Cruise
The two temples of Ramses the second and the Queen Nefertari were carved out of the Mountain on the west bank of the Nile between 1274 and 1244 B.c, The Great Temple was dedicated to Ramses the second, Ra-Harakhty, Amun Ra and Ptah, with 4 Colossal statues, The second temple was dedicated to The Queen Nefertari and Goddess Hathor,the two temples were dismantled stone by stone and rebuilt on higher ground, The preservation of the two temples of Abu Simbel must Rank as the greatest Achievement of the Unesco
Upper Egyptian site dominated by a large well -Preserved temple, dedicated to the hawk-God Horus, The Construction of Ptolemaic temple of Horus, which was founded on the site of a much earlier temple, dates to the period between the reigns of Ptolemy the Third(246 B.c), The descriptions on the walls include the Myth of contending of Horus and Seth(Probably performed annually as a religious Drama.
The temple of Kom Ombo
The temple and the associated settlement site located 40 K.m north of Aswan, the temple was dedicated to the deities Sobek and Horus and date mainly to the Ptolemaic and Roman period(332 B.b -395 A.c)
The Valley of the Kings :
Once called the great Place of the Truth, this valley Called now the valley of the Kings, It is a Majestic domain of the Pharaohs who once lay in great stone Sarcophagi, awaiting immortality, The isolated valley behind Deir el Bahri is dominated by the Pyramid-Shaped Mountain Peak
The colossi of Memnon:
Massive pair statues Know as the Colossi of Memnon, Rising about 18 M from the plain, They are the remains of what once the largest complex on the west bank, Built by Amenhotep the Third
The Queen Hatshepsut temple :
Rising out of the desert Plain, in a series of terraces, The temple of Hatshepsut Mergs with sheer limestone Cliffs of the eastern face of the Theban Mountain as if Nature herself had built this Extraordinary monument.
Karnak is more than A temple, is a spectacular Complex of Sanctuaries, Kiosks, Pylons and Obelisks, All dedicated to the Theban gods and to the Greater Glory of Egypt`s Pharaohs, Karnak was the Most Important place for the worship of the Theban Triad(Amun, Mut, and Khonso)
Largely built by the New Kingdom Pharaoh Amenhotep the Third and Completed by King Tutankhamon and the Great King Ramses the second, The First pylon was raised by Ramses the second and Decorated with His Military Battle of Kadesh
Drive to Red sea to discover the beauty of the corals and marine life-Enjoy Marsa Alam excursions over the Red Sea. There are so many things to do such as Diving, Snorkeling. I do Recommend Abu Dabab Lodge to stay. It has an amazing beach for snorkelling and see the Green turtles and the sea cow
Take a boat trip to the Satayh Dolphin Reef, a protected area where you can snorkel and Swim with dolphins As you enjoy the underwater marine world observe around 60-80 dolphins who will put on a show for you as you get the opportunity to connect with them. This region is home to many dolphins and sea mammals and you will be mesmerized by the different varieties of corals and fish. The trip starts from Hamata Harbour 120 K.m south of the City of Marsa Alam
Relax on the beach at Abu Dabab Beach Snorkeling trip. Abo Dabab bay is a beautiful snorkelling and dive sites in the area of Marsa Alam. It has Coral sides with Plenty of Colored fishes where you can Snorkel. the bay has a sandy beach with Seagrass with crystal clear and warm water hosts a great variety of coloured fish, Green Turtles and the endangered Dugong that occasionally visits the sheltered bay to feed on the seagrass. You can Join an extra amazing trip ( look for the dugong with speed boat from the beach). You get more luck to see the Dugong. This trip starts at 14:00 pm and takes about 1 hour and 30 Minutes