8 days in Cairo & Luxor Itinerary

8 days in Cairo & Luxor Itinerary

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8 days in Cairo & Luxor Itinerary

Start: Cairo
1
Cairo
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Luxor
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Cairo

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pyramids of Giza and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. Take a break from Cairo with a short trip to Great Sphinx in Giza, about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, delve into the distant past at Bent Pyramid, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Muhammad Ali, and stroll around Al-Azhar Park.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cairo trip itinerary planning app .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Cairo International Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

3
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 11th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, then see the interesting displays at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum, and then appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu, then delve into the distant past at Valley of the Kings, and then don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Luxor itinerary planner .

You can fly from Cairo to Luxor in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cairo in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Luxor: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 49°F at night. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

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