8 days in Cairo, Aswan & Luxor Itinerary

8 days in Cairo, Aswan & Luxor Itinerary

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8 days in Cairo, Aswan & Luxor Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Cairo
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Aswan
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Luxor
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Cairo
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Chennai

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza, steep yourself in history at Great Sphinx, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at Khan Al-Khalili and then steep yourself in history at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cairo itinerary maker tool .

Chennai, India to Cairo is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Chennai in November, with highs in Cairo at 29°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

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

1
night
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Unfinished Obelisk, then steep yourself in history at Nubian Village, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Philae Temple, and finally take an in-depth tour of Nubian Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Aswan travel route planner .

You can fly from Cairo to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Cairo in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Aswan: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Museums
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Nubian Village ©
Nubian Village
Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum

2
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Valley of the Kings, explore the ancient world of Medinet Habu, then gain insight at ACE- Animal Care in Egypt, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Luxor trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Aswan to Luxor by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Aswan in November since evenings lows in Luxor dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu

2
nights
Cairo

Cairo ©
See some other sides of Cairo: examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mercurius Church (Abu Seifien), explore the ancient world of Giza Plateau, and wander the streets of Coptic Cairo.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cairo trip maker .

You can fly from Luxor to Cairo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Luxor in November, you will find days in Cairo are slightly colder (29°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Photography Tours
Coptic Cairo ©
Coptic Cairo

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