Two weeks is a generous amount of time to spend in Egypt. With 14 days, you can focus on Egyptian culture and history, touring the country's pyramids and ancient monuments, or opt to structure your trip around a cruise down the Nile River. Alternatively, you might like to divide your time between more than one country: Spend the first week in Egypt before adventuring to Morocco or Jordan.

Itinerary #1: Nile River Cruise & Cultural Tour 

See Egypt from an unforgettable perspective as you cruise down the Nile River, stopping at Luxor Temple, the Valley of the Kings, and Edfu Temple on this two-week journey around the country's cultural highlights.

Views of the Nile River
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Cairo Cairo
Day 2 See the Great Pyramids Of Giza Cairo
Day 3 Cruise to Luxor Temple Luxor
Day 4 Continue Along the Nile to the Valley of the Kings Esna
Day 5 Visit Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples Kom Ombo
Day 6 Travel to Aswan & See Philae Temple Aswan
Day 7 Return to Cairo Before Transfer to Alexandria Cairo
Day 8 Tour the Catacombs, Roman Amphitheater & National Museum of Alexandria Alexandria
Day 9 Visit the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Citadel of Qaitbay, and Montaza Gardens Alexandria
Day 10 Travel Overland to Siwa Oasis Siwa
Day 11 Explore the Siwan House, Oracle Temple, Cleopatra Bath & Fitnas Island Siwa
Day 12 Go On a Safari Tour & Enjoy a Bedouin Dinner Siwa
Day 13 Drive Back to Cairo Cairo
Day 14 Depart Egypt - End of Trip  

Begin in Cairo and kick off the trip with a visit to the Great Pyramids Of Giza. Then you'll board a boat to cruise along the Nile River to Luxor Temple, then onward to the Valley of the Kings. Tour the famous temples at Edfu and Kom Ombo, then continue along the river to Aswan, where you'll see the Aswan High Dam and visit Philae Temple. Spend the night in Aswan before heading back to Cairo. There will be time for sightseeing and shopping in the capital city before moving to Alexandria the next day.

Fascinating cultural sites and historic monuments await in Alexandria, including the Catacombs, the Roman Amphitheater, the National Museum of Alexandria, the Citadel of Qaitbay, and the lovely Montaza Gardens. After a few days of urban exploration, travel overland to Siwa Oasis to see the Mountain of the Dead and take a dip in the oasis springs at the Cleopatra Bath. You'll continue discovering the oasis on a safari tour in a 4x4 vehicle, then enjoy a traditional Bedouin dinner before heading back to Cairo once more. Savor one last night on the town before the trip concludes. Learn more

Itinerary #2: Egyptian Culture & History Tour 

Learn all about Egypt's captivating history on this culturally oriented two-week tour that takes you to pyramids, temples, mausoleums, and museums in Cairo, Aswan, and Luxor; you'll retreat to the beaches of Sharm El Sheikh to relax for the last few days of the trip.

The massive statues at Abu Simbel
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Cairo  Cairo
Day 2 Visit the Pyramids of Giza Cairo
Day 3 See the Antiquities of Alexandria on a Day Trip Cairo
Day 4 Tour the Egyptian Museum & Islamic Cairo Cairo
Day 5 Fly to Aswan & Go Sightseeing in the City  Aswan
Day 6 Visit Abu Simbel Temples  Aswan
Day 7 Drive to Luxor & Tour Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples Luxor
Day 8 Discover the West & East Bank  Luxor
Day 9 See the Tombs of the Nobles in Luxor Luxor
Day 10 Transfer to Sharm El Sheikh  Sharm El Sheikh
Day 11 Relax in Sharm El Sheikh Sharm El Sheikh
Day 12 Enjoy Boating & Beaches in Sharm El Sheikh Sharm El Sheikh
Day 13 Fly to Cairo  Cairo
Day 14 Depart Egypt - End of Trip  

This adventure begins in Cairo. You'll spend the first few days around the capital city, learning about Cairo's Islamic history and day-tripping to see the Pyramids of Giza and the Roman ruins of the ancient city of Alexandria. Then fly to Aswan and continue to the iconic Abu Simbel Temples: these gargantuan rock-cut temples are one of Egypt's most popular tourist attractions. Drive to Luxor, where you'll spend the next few days touring the temples Kom Ombo and Edfu, visiting the famed Valley of the Kings, and seeing Hatshepsut Temple, the memorial of Queen Hatshepsut.

Next on the agenda are Karnak Temple, one of Egypt's largest surviving temples, and the world-famous Luxor Temple, located on the east bank of the Nile River. Check out Carter House, where the English archeologist and Egyptologist Howard Carter lived during his search for Tutankhamun's tomb before walking around the Tombs of the Nobles. Then take a break from history and catch a flight to the resort city of Sharm El Sheikh for several days of relaxing by the beach. Circle back to Cairo for one last night before the trip ends. Learn more

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Itinerary #3: Cruise the Nile River and Explore Jordan

On this dynamic 14-day itinerary, you'll see the best of Egypt and Jordan, starting with a river cruise down the Nile, then crossing the border to Amman, a jumping-off point for exploring the ancient city of Petra and camping in Wadi Rum.

The ancient Egyptian temple complex at Luxor
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Cairo Cairo
Day 2 Visit the Pyramids of Giza & See Memphis Cairo
Day 3 Tour the Egyptian Museum & Learn about Islamic Cairo Cairo
Day 4 Cruise Down the Nile to Luxor Luxor
Day 5 Continue Nile Cruise to the Valley of the Kings Esna
Day 6 Discover Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples Kom Ombo
Day 7 Travel to Aswan & Philae Temple by Boat Aswan
Day 8 Back to Cairo Cairo
Day 9 Cross the Border to Jordan Amman
Day 10 City Tour of Amman Umm Qais
Day 11 Visit Madaba & Mount Nebo Petra
Day 12 Experience the Majesty of Petra & Camp in Wadi Rum Wadi Rum
Day 13 Relax by the Dead Sea The Dead Sea
Day 14 Depart Egypt - End of Trip  

You'll follow a similar plan as many other Egypt itineraries for the first part of this trip. Sightsee in Cairo, visit the Egyptian Museum and learn about Islamic history, then tour the Pyramids of Giza. You'll board a boat for a cruise down the Nile to Luxor and Valley of the Kings. Continue by boat to Edfu and Kom Ombo temples, then travel to Aswan and see Philae Temple. Return to Cairo, where you'll spend the night before catching a flight out.

The second part of the journey kicks off with a flight to Amman. You'll see mosques, amphitheaters, and souks on a guided city tour, then move on to Jerash to discover the ruins of the Greco-Roman city of Gerasa. Check out the spectacular Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics in Madaba, then visit Mount Nebo, the mountaintop memorial of Moses. You'll take in gorgeous views of the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea from here. Spend a day touring the incredible ancient city of Petra, then go on a safari tour around Wadi Rum before finishing the trip on the shores of the Dead Sea. Learn more

Itinerary #4: Highlights of Egypt & Morocco

Experience the best of Egypt and Morocco on this two-week adventure that features a Nile River cruise, visits to world-famous pyramids and temples, a walking tour of Fes, and a hot air balloon ride in Marrakech. 

Towering columns at Luxor Temple
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Cairo Cairo
Day 2 See the Great Pyramids Of Giza Cairo
Day 3 Go on a Nile River Cruise  Aswan
Day 4 Discover Aswan, Kom Ombo, and Edfu Luxor
Day 5 Visit the Temple of Luxor Luxor
Day 6 Return to Cairo from Luxor Cairo
Day 7 Fly to Morocco, See the Highlights of Casablanca  Fes
Day 8 Explore Fes on a Walking Tour Fes
Day 9 Learn about Architecture in Fes Fes
Day 10 Stop at Meknes & Sleep at Agafay Desert Camp Agafay
Day 11 Wander Around Marrakech Marrakech
Day 12 Explore Marrakech on a Guided Tour Marrakech
Day 13 Ride in a Hot Air Balloon & See Majorelle Garden Marrakech
Day 14 Depart Egypt, End of Trip  

Touch down in Cairo, where you'll do some sightseeing and day-trip to see the Great Pyramids Of Giza. Then board a boat for a three-day cruise down the Nile River. Memorable stops to Aswan and Edfu include ancient monuments and temples, like the world-famous Temple of Luxor, once the largest and most important religious center in ancient Egypt. You'll also see the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut, and the Karnak Temple. When the boat cruise is over, you'll catch a flight back to Cairo.

Begin the second part of the trip with a flight to Casablanca. Tour the massive Hassan II Mosque before transferring to Fes, where you'll explore the charming old medina with a knowledgeable guide. You'll stop at famous schools and learn about architecture and local crafts; there's also plenty of time to shop in the city's colorful souks. Move on to another imperial city, Meknes, before spending the night in Agafay Desert Camp. You'll wrap up the adventure with a few days in Marrakech. Wander through the souks, sip fruit juice with a local crowd in Jemaa el-Fna Square at night, revel in the beauty of Majorelle Garden, and float high above the region in a hot air balloon before the trip comes to a close. Learn more

More Great Egypt Itineraries

Looking for more inspiration for your trip to Egypt? Check out these other Egypt itineraries, with Nile River cruises, cultural trips, and best-of tours to hit the highlights. 


Map of 2 Weeks in Egypt - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas
Map of 2 Weeks in Egypt - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas