13 days in Cairo & Luxor Itinerary

13 days in Cairo & Luxor Itinerary

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Cairo
— 7 nights
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Luxor
— 4 nights
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Cairo

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Sondos Papyrus. Pyramids of Giza and Bent Pyramid are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Great Sphinx, Musee de la Barque Solaire, &more) and Saqqara (Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids & Step Pyramid of Djoser). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Muhammad Ali, steep yourself in history at Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take a stroll through Coptic Cairo.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cairo trip itinerary tool.

If you are flying in from Spain, the closest major aiports are Cairo International Airport and Sphinx International Airport. In August, daytime highs in Cairo are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

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Luxor

A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Get some cultural insight at Temple of Karnak and Luxor Temple. Museum-lovers will appreciate Luxor Museum and Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Dendera Temple Complex (in Dendera) and Temple of Horus (in Edfu). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, explore the ancient world of Tomb of King Tutankhamun (Tut), appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, and look for gifts at Gaddis & Co..

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxor trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cairo to Luxor by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Cairo in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Luxor, with highs around 49°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips