Planning a 2-Week Egypt Itinerary 2024/2025: Best 5 Options

By Rita | Updated Sep. 2, 2022

Two weeks is a great amount of time for an in-depth exploration of Egypt, from the iconic pyramids to the stunning Nile, with extra time for things like relaxing beach time and sacred Mount Sinai.

More popularly, you're recommended to combine Egypt with one or two other countries, such as Morocco, Jordan, or Israel, for your 2-week vacation.

Read on to find out more about some itinerary suggestions. We'd be thrilled to tailor an itinerary just for you, taking into account your unique interests — maybe you're celebrating a graduation, having a special romantic occasion, embracing retirement… or simply looking for a well-planned and ideally-suited vacation.

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Itinerary 1: A 2-Week Egypt Tour for Slow-Paced Relaxation

Nile Cruise off the coast of Luxor, EgyptNile Cruise off the coast of Luxor, Egypt

If you're looking for a laid-back way to explore Egypt, this itinerary is tailor-made for you.

In this itinerary, you'll spend 3 days in Cairo to uncover some hidden gems beyond the pyramids. Then, head to Alexandria for a taste of Mediterranean charm.

Taking a leisurely 4-day Nile River cruise, you'll get to experience the true beauty of the Nile and its remarkable temples along the way.

To top it all off, you'll soak in unbeatable ocean views and dive into a paradise of underwater wonders in Hurghada.

You could get inspiration from the following itinerary: Cairo – Alexandria – a Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan – Hurghada.

Days 1–3 in Cairo

Taking a camel ride to appreciate the pyramidsTaking a camel ride to appreciate the pyramids
  • Activities: the Giza pyramid complex, Saqqara, the Cairo Citadel, the Egyptian Museum, the Khan el-Khalili market, and the El Tannoura Dance Show

The pyramids are at the top of most bucket lists for a Cairo trip, or even an Egypt trip. To enrich your pyramid experience, we have specially arranged a visit to the more peaceful Saqqara for the Step Pyramid (the oldest pyramid in Egypt).

Travel with us and you'll also have the opportunity to stay at our carefully-selected boutique hotel, offering breathtaking views of the pyramids. You can capture stunning sunrise and sunset pictures effortlessly.

Days 4–5 in Alexandria

  • Activities: The Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, the Lighthouse of Alexandria, and the Library of Alexandria

In Alexandria, don't miss its archaeological treasures, such as the Qaitbay Citadel, Pompey's Pillar, and the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa.

To enhance your experience, take a leisurely sunset walk and dine at seafront restaurants.

Days 6–9 Nile Cruise From Luxor to Aswan

  • Day 6: Nile cruise from Aswan (cruise boarding, the High Dam, the Temple of Philae, and the Unfinished Obelisk)
  • Day 7 on the Nile cruise (Edfu Temple, Kom Ombo Temple)
  • Days 8–9: Nile cruise to Luxor (Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the Colossi of Memnon, and the Karnak Temple Complex, and cruise check-out)

Escaping from bustling Cairo, you'd relax on a 4-day Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan taking in picturesque scenery and majestic temples. For once-in-a-lifetime romantic occasions, don't miss a sunrise balloon ride over Luxor and a sunset felucca trip in Aswan. Instead of joining the group tours offered by cruise companies, we'd provide private tour guides for all of your onshore excursions.

Days 10–14 in Hurghada

  • Activities: snorkeling and diving, relaxing on the beach, and desert safari along with the visit to a Bedouin village

Finally, you'd perfectly conclude your trip in Hurghada, a beach town filled with a laid-back atmosphere. You could dive, snorkel, or just completely relax on the beach.

A desert safari nearby Hurghada also adds a thrilling feel to your trip!

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Itinerary 2: A 2-Week Egypt Adventure with the White Desert

View from the Mount Sinai, EgyptView from the Mount Sinai, Egypt

If you're active and seek a well-rounded adventure to Egypt, this 2-week itinerary is specifically designed for you. Beyond the iconic highlights, you could explore off-the-beaten-path destinations, like the White Desert and Mount Sinai.

You can get some inspiration from the following itinerary.

  • Days 1–3 in Cairo (the Giza pyramid complex, Saqqara, the Cairo Citadel, the Egyptian Museum, the Khan el-Khalili market, and the El Tannoura Dance Show)
  • Days 4–6 in Bahariya (Bahariya Oasis, Crystal Mountain, the Black Desert, the White Desert, and desert camping)
  • Day 7-8 in Aswan (Abu Simbel, the Philae temple complex, and 1-hour scenic felucca ride on the Nile)
  • Days 9–10 Luxor (Luxor city tour with the Luxor Temple, the Karnak temple complex, the Valley of the Kings, the temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and sunrise hot air balloon ride)
  • Days 11–14 in Sharm El Sheikh and Mount Sinai (snorkeling and diving, relaxing on the beach)
Map of Egypt journey

If you're an adventure seeker, the White Desert offers a unique escape. Spend your nights stargazing and camping in solitude, making this experience truly one-of-a-kind.

Additionally, you'd have something adventurous and spiritual to look forward to: trekking up Mount Sinai where Moses received the Ten Commandments from God.

Traveling to both areas, it's best to take a private tour to take care of the government's special permission requirements.

Itinerary 3: 14 Days in Egypt and Jordan

Great Pyramid of Giza, EgyptGreat Pyramid of Giza, Egypt

Egypt and Jordan is one of the popular combos among first-time Middle East trips. Two weeks is ideal to have a good overview of both countries: the magnificent pyramids, the grand sandstone city of Petra, the stunning Nile, and the magical Dead Sea.

For an idea of what's possible, see the following well-organized Egypt–Jordan itinerary with 1 week in Egypt and 1 week in Jordan:

  • Days 1–3 in Cairo (the Giza pyramid complex, the Great Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, the Hanging Church, the Citadel of Cairo, food tours, and the Khan el-Khalili market)
  • Days 4–7 on a Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor (the Philae temple complex, the Temple of Kom Ombo, the Colossi of Memnon, the Temple of Horus, the Luxor Temple, and the Karnak temple complex)
  • Days 8–10: fly to Amman, Jordan and enjoy the Dead Sea with sightseeing in the area, then in Amman (Hadrian's Arch, Bethany Beyond the Jordan, the Citadel and the Roman Theater, and the ancient city of Jerash)
  • Days 11–12 in Petra (Mount Nebo, Saint George's Church in Madaba, the Siq, the Treasury, the Monastery, and Petra by Night)
  • Days 13–14 in Wadi Rum (a desert safari and desert camping)
Map of Egypt Jordan and Egypt tour

With this itinerary, you'd mainly focus on the best of each country. In Egypt, you'd discover the golden route: Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan with a Nile cruise — the highlight of many an Egypt trip. Away from the large groups on package-trip Nile cruises, you'd embark on a traditional dahabiya Nile cruise that is just for 10–12 people.

Your Jordan trip would not be complete without the Dead Sea, Petra, and a desert safari in Wadi Rum. Floating on the Dead Sea is a must for a family trip to Jordan. Couples could savor secluded and intimate moments together during a desert camping experience in Wadi Rum.

Learn about yet more exclusive activities on our popular 2-week Egypt and Jordan tour.

Itinerary 4: 2-Week Morocco and Egypt Highlights Tour

desert safariDesert Safari

If you want to see the Nile, the pyramids, and Africa from both edges of the Sahara Desert in one trip, go on this itinerary to discover the best of North Africa.

Traveling in an energetic-to-relaxing tour sequence, you'll have a road trip around the Sahara Desert from Casablanca to Marrakech in your 8-day visit to Morocco. After that, you can marvel at the world-famous pyramids and relax on a Nile River cruise during your 6-day Egypt trip.

Check out a carefully-crafted itinerary below:

  • Days 1–2 in Casablanca and Rabat, Morocco (the Mosquée Hassan II, the Kasbah des Oudaias, Hassan Tower, the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, and the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail)
  • Day 3 in Fes (Mosque and University of Al-Kairaouine, the Al-Attarine Madrasa, Chouara Tannery, and Nejjarine Museum of Wooden Arts and Crafts)
  • Days 4–5 in Erfoud and Erg Chebbi (a Sahara Desert safari and desert camping)
  • Day 6 in Ouarzazate (Todra Gorge and Ait Benhaddou)
  • Days 7–8 in Marrakech (the Saadian Tombs, the Bahia Palace, the Koutoubia Mosque, Djemaa el-Fna Square, and a caleche ride around the city walls)
  • Days 9–10 in Cairo (the Giza pyramid complex, the Great Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, and Khan el-Khalili markets)
  • Days 11–14 on a Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor (Luxor Temple, the Philae temple complex, the Colossi of Memnon, and the Temple of Horus)
Map of Egypt Jordan and Egypt tour

Contrasting Egypt's rich history, Morocco stands out for its renowned and unparalleled North Africa scenery, including the Sahara Desert.

A desert safari with camping would create lifelong memories, especially for milestone celebrations. Families with kids rarely say no to this vast sandy playground with spectacular views. Couples, on the other hand, can fully indulge in the romantic intimacy of private moments under a starlit sky.

To fully delve into the local life, we have specially designed a walking tour of Fes, a hot-air balloon ride, and an authentic medina hammam experience (Moroccan spa treatments) in Marrakech.

Insider tip: If you're thinking about desert camping, we recommend traveling between March and May, or September and November for the most pleasant weather.

Itinerary 5: Egypt, Jordan, and Israel in 2 Weeks

Combining the epitome of the Middle East, Egypt, Jordan, and Israel is the top choice for family trips, anniversary milestones, and first visits.

This 2-week itinerary allows first-time travelers to efficiently explore the must-see attractions in these three countries at a comfortable tour pace.

You'd start your trip from the holy city of Jerusalem in Israel, then head to Jordan for the Dead Sea and mysterious Petra, and conclude your trip in Egypt with the majestic Giza pyramids and a leisurely Nile cruise.

You could check out the following carefully-crafted itinerary for inspiration: 7 days in Egypt, 3 days in Israel, and 4 days in Jordan.

  • Days 1–3 in Jerusalem (the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Mount of Olives, and a sound and light show)
  • Days 4–5 at the Dead Sea in Jordan (Bethany Beyond the Jordan, floating on the Dead Sea, a day trip to Amman with a food tour and ancient relics)
  • Days 6–7 in Petra (hiking through the sandstone city of Petra, Petra by Night, and a day-trip excursion to Wadi Rum)
  • Days 8–9 in Cairo (the Giza pyramid complex, the Great Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, food tours, the Khan el-Khalili market, and El Tannoura dance show)
  • Days 10–11 on a Nile cruise from Luxor (cruise check-in, the Luxor Temple, the Karnak temple complex, the Valley of the Kings, the temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and the Colossi of Memnon)
  • Day 12 on a Nile cruise (the Temple of Kom Ombo and the Temple of Horus in Edfu)
  • Days 13–14 on a Nile cruise disembarking in Aswan (a city tour to visit the Aswan High Dam, the Philae temple complex, the Unfinished Obelisk, Abu Simbel, and cruise check-out)
Map of Egypt Jordan and Egypt tour

If you would like some leisurely beach time, consider extending your trip to the more cost-effective Hurghada in Egypt or Eilat in Jordan for 3–4 days.

How Much Does a 2-Week Egypt Tour Cost?

You can expect the price of a 2-week private Egypt tour to be about US$2,000–3,800 per person. Children under 10 can receive discounts of between 30% and 50%.

The bigger your family or the more friends you invite, the more money you can save. Going right before or after the peak time (November to March) is beneficial to save some costs and still catch the transition of the good weather period. If you're celebrating Christmas and New Year in Egypt, consider departing before December 20th for more affordable international flight tickets.

You might want to contact us 3-6 months in advance for some early-bird benefits. Specializing in customized private tours, we are experts at optimizing your costs. You'd have a unique and personalized travel experience that goes beyond traditional group tours, including worry-free private transfers, character-filled boutique hotels, and authentic local food experiences.

You could find more details in How Much Does a Trip to Egypt Cost? >>>

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