9 days in Egypt Itinerary

9 days in Egypt Itinerary

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9 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  18​h
1
Cairo
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Luxor
— 6 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Chicago

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Cairo online tour planner .

Minneapolis, USA to Cairo is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Cairo. Traveling from Minneapolis in February, expect Cairo to be warmer, temps between 71°F and 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

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Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan ©
Nile River
Nile River

6
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Escape the urban bustle at POW - Pop up Walks Luxor and Banana Island (Gezira el-Mozh). Your inner history buff will appreciate Temple of Karnak and Medinet Habu. Change things up with these side-trips from Luxor: Temple of Horus at Edfu (in Edfu), Dendera Temple Complex (in Qena) and Temple of Khnum (in Isna). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Tomb of Merenptah, pause for some photo ops at Colossi of Memnon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenue of Sphinxes, and get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Luxor trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Cairo to Luxor in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cairo in February: highs in Luxor hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Dendera Temple Complex, Valley of the Queens, Temple of Khnum, Temple of Horus at Edfu
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Valley of the Queens ©
Valley of the Queens
Temple of Horus at Edfu ©
Temple of Horus at Edfu
Tomb of Sennedjem ©
Tomb of Sennedjem

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