7 days in Luxor, Aswan & Al Fayyum Governorate Itinerary

7 days in Luxor, Aswan & Al Fayyum Governorate Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sohag
Drive:  3 h
1
Luxor
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Aswan
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4 h
3
Al Fayyum
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
End: Sohag

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu, and get all the information you need at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxor trip planner.

Sohag to Luxor is an approximately 3- hour car ride. In October, daytime highs in Luxor are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

2
nights
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 6th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Nubian Village and then see the interesting displays at Animalia. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Elephantine Island, then contemplate the long history of Philae Temple, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Aswan trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Luxor to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Al Fayyum.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Elephantine Island ©
Elephantine Island
Nubian Village ©
Nubian Village

1
night
Al Fayyum

Al Fayyum ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Wadi El-Rayan and then make a trip to Hawara Pyramid.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Al Fayyum trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Aswan to Al Fayyum takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Al Fayyum

Nature Parks
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Wadi El-Rayan ©
Wadi El-Rayan

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