9 days in Cairo & Luxor Itinerary

9 days in Cairo & Luxor Itinerary

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Train to New York JFK, Fly to Cairo
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Cairo
— 4 nights
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Luxor
— 3 nights
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Cairo

— 4 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.
Egypt Tailor Made Day Tours has been added to your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Bent Pyramid. Museum-lovers will get to explore Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre and Oum El Dounia Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Giza (Pyramids of Giza, Great Sphinx, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Coptic Cairo, explore the activities along Nile River, stop by Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, and relax in sumptuous surroundings at Explore Spa by Le Meridien.

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Philadelphia, USA to Cairo is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Cairo due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Philadelphia in January; daily highs in Cairo reach 65°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Luxor

— 3 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
On the 16th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Habiba Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple, explore the ancient world of Valley of the Kings, and then make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple.

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Traveling by flight from Cairo to Luxor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. While traveling from Cairo, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Luxor, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 45°F. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping