13 days in Cairo & Luxor Itinerary

13 days in Cairo & Luxor Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt attractions planner

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Cairo
— 7 nights
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Luxor
— 4 nights
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Cairo

— 7 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Sondos Papyrus. Pyramids of Giza and Mosque of Muhammad Ali are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Saqqara (Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids & Step Pyramid of Djoser) and Giza (Great Sphinx, Musee de la Barque Solaire, &more). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Coptic Cairo, admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), walk around Al-Azhar Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cairo visit planning site.

If you are flying in from Spain, the closest major aiports are Cairo International Airport and Sphinx International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Luxor

— 4 nights
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 Temple of Horus (in Edfu) and Dendera Temple Complex (in Dendera). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, get answers to all your questions at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, get to know the fascinating history of Avenue of Sphinxes, and explore the ancient world of Medinet Habu.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Luxor online holiday planner.

Fly from Cairo to Luxor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairo in August, you will find days in Luxor are somewhat warmer (49°C), and nights are about the same (32°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips