8 days in Aswan, Luxor & Cairo Itinerary

8 days in Aswan, Luxor & Cairo Itinerary

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Aswan
— 1 night
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Luxor
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cairo
— 3 nights

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Aswan

— 1 night
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
On the 16th (Wed), head off the coast to Elephantine Island and then make a trip to Aswan Sculpture Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Philae Temple, then steep yourself in history at Nubian Village, then contemplate the long history of Unfinished Obelisk, and finally get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Aswan online route planner.

Cairo to Aswan is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cairo in January: highs in Aswan hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
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Luxor

— 3 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Luxor is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, pause for some photo ops at Colossi of Memnon, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Luxor Temple.

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Traveling by car from Aswan to Luxor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Aswan in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 8°C in Luxor. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can fly to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
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Cairo

— 3 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx) and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, steep yourself in history at Mosque of Muhammad Ali, and get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili.

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Getting from Luxor to Cairo by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Luxor in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Cairo: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

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