8 days in Aswan, Luxor & Cairo Itinerary

8 days in Aswan, Luxor & Cairo Itinerary

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8 days in Aswan, Luxor & Cairo Itinerary

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

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 (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Elephantine Island and then make a trip to Aswan Sculpture Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Philae Temple, steep yourself in history at Nubian Village, then delve into the distant past at Unfinished Obelisk, and finally take an in-depth tour of Nubian Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Aswan journey planning site .

Cairo to Aswan is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. While traveling from Cairo, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Aswan, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Nubian Village ©
Nubian Village
Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum

3
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
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, shopping, parks, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak, take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu, delve into the distant past at Colossi of Memnon, and deepen your understanding at ACE- Animal Care in Egypt.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Luxor online trip itinerary maker .

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

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, contemplate the long history of Mohamed Ali Mosque, and admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairo online trip builder .

You can fly from Luxor to Cairo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Luxor in January, expect nights in Cairo to be somewhat warmer, around 12°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

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