There is a famous quote from the Dreigroschen opera by Bertold Brecht, the German playwright of the early 20th Century:
Ja, mach nur einen Plan
sei nur ein großes Licht
und mach dann noch ‘nen zweiten Plan
gehn tun sie beide nicht.
In green: First choice Hotels. In red: UNESCO monuments and Must-See sites.
Flex days for illness, extra time for sites, for writing the blog, or unexpected delays.
Pension Roma Hotel
Historical Cairo(2+3) Mosques, Nilometer! (Island of Rodha), Museum, Coptic Sites
Hotel Abu Simbel
Exploration of Abu Simbel (5)
Boat Excursion of Lake Nasser and visit of Amada/Wadi el Sebwa/Derr (6)
Flex Day (7)
Day trip to Philae and exploration of AswanSites (Dam, Quarry, Nilometer!) (9)
Day trip to Kalabsha/Qertassi/Talmis by bus/shared taxi (10)
Day trip to Kom Ombo (Nilometer!) by boat (out) and bus (back) (11)
Coptic Sites (12)
West Bank Hotel
Visit of Luxor Temple and town (14)
Day trip to Karnak (15)
Excursion to Thebes (Valley of the Kings/Queens) (16)
Excursion toEdfu/Esna/El Kab by boat/bus (17)
Excursion to Abydos/Dendera by boat/bus (18)
Coptic Sites (19)
Bishbishi Garden Hotel
Day trip to St. Catherines (21)
Hiking trip up Mount Sinai (22)
Flex Day (23)
Day excursion to Saqqara and Memphis (25) by bus
Day excursion to Meidum and Dashur by bus (26)
Day excursion to Giza by bus (27)
Spend saved flex days in Cairo and Vicinity. Fill in missed Coptic Sites.
Transit from Cairo to Istanbul by plane (28), March 1, at 1:45 PM