7 days in Cairo, Alexandria & Luxor Itinerary

7 days in Cairo, Alexandria & Luxor Itinerary

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7 days in Cairo, Alexandria & Luxor Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  11​h
1
Cairo
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
2
Alexandria
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Luxor
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

3
nights
Cairo

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.
Let the collections at Egyptian Antiquities Museum and Gayer-Anderson Museum (Bayt al-Kiritliya) capture your imagination. Head to Cairo Festival City Mall and Khan Al-Khalilifor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Giza (Pyramids of Giza, Great Sphinx, & more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Ibn Tulun, pause for some serene contemplation at Cave Church, stop by Bazar Noobr, and steep yourself in history at Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cairo online trip builder .

New Delhi, India to Cairo is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Cairo are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

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Side Trips

Giza, Step Pyramid of Djoser
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Step Pyramid of Djoser ©
Step Pyramid of Djoser
Pyramids of Dahshour ©
Pyramids of Dahshour

1
day
Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Known for its turbulent and eventful past, the port city of Alexandria retains a historic charm and atmosphere, boasting thousands of years of Egypt's cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): appreciate the history behind St.Mina Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El Qaed Ibrahim Mosque, and then take an in-depth tour of El Kobba El Samaweya.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Alexandria day trip website .

Traveling by bus from Cairo to Alexandria takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Cairo in July, expect nights in Alexandria to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are slightly colder, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Museums
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St.Mina Monastery ©
St.Mina Monastery
El Qaed Ibrahim Mosque ©
El Qaed Ibrahim Mosque

2
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Tomb of Ay, delve into the distant past at Tomb of Merenptah, then explore the ancient world of Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II), and finally explore the ancient world of Tomb of Queen Nefertari. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Karnak Open Air Museum, contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak, explore the ancient world of Tomb of Amonherkhopeshef, then delve into the distant past at Tomb of Sennedjem, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Amun.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Luxor travel route tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Alexandria to Luxor takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Alexandria in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Luxor, with highs around 48°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Tomb of Sennedjem ©
Tomb of Sennedjem
Tomb of Merenptah
Tomb of Merenptah

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