4 days in Cairo & Luxor Itinerary

4 days in Cairo & Luxor Itinerary

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1
Cairo
— 1 night
2
Luxor
— 2 nights

1
night
Cairo

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Balloon Rides. On the 18th (Tue), soar above the sights with a balloon tour, examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, and then delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Pyramids of Giza and then delve into the distant past at Giza Plateau.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Cairo. In August, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Giza, Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

2
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
On the 20th (Thu), get answers to all your questions at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak, and then appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple. Keep things going the next day: paddle through the water with Egypt Gift Tours, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, and then don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Luxor road trip site.

You can fly from Cairo to Luxor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in August, expect nights in Luxor to be about the same, around 32°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 49°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

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