13 days in Cairo & Luxor Itinerary

13 days in Cairo & Luxor Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt route planner

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Cairo
— 5 nights
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Luxor
— 3 nights
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Cairo
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Cairo

— 5 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara) and Giza (Pyramids of Giza, Great Sphinx, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, explore the activities along Nile River, stroll around Al-Azhar Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cairo journey maker website.

Kingsport, USA to Cairo is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. When traveling from Kingsport in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Cairo: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Luxor

— 3 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Luxor is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, look for gifts at Gaddis & Co., and see the interesting displays at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Luxor trip itinerary site.

Getting from Cairo to Luxor by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairo in March, you will find days in Luxor are somewhat warmer (87°F), and nights are about the same (58°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Cairo

— 2 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

On the 30th (Mon), take a stroll through Islamic Cairo, then browse the exhibits of Oum El Dounia Gallery, and then stop by Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre and then take a stroll through Coptic Cairo.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cairo trip planner.

Getting from Luxor to Cairo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Luxor in March, expect nights in Cairo to be about the same, around 59°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip