8 days in Cairo & Luxor Itinerary

8 days in Cairo & Luxor Itinerary

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8 days in Cairo & Luxor Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Cairo
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Luxor
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo

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.
Appreciate the collections at Musee de la Barque Solaire and Gayer-Anderson Museum (Bayt al-Kiritliya). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Step Pyramid of Djoser and Oum El Dounia Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Pyramids of Dahshour). It doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Mosque of Ibn Tulun and take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary).

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cairo day trip tool .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Cairo is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Cairo is 5 hours. Traveling from Sao Paulo in May, expect Cairo to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Giza, Step Pyramid of Djoser
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Step Pyramid of Djoser ©
Step Pyramid of Djoser
Pyramids of Dahshour ©
Pyramids of Dahshour

3
nights
Luxor

Luxor
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
On the 14th (Thu), gain insight at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, then delve into the distant past at Valley of the Nobles, and then explore the ancient world of Tomb of Sennedjem. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, then delve into the distant past at Tomb of Ramses III, and finally don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxor vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Luxor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in May, you will find days in Luxor are a bit warmer (45°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums
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Tomb of Ramses III
Tomb of Ramses III
Valley of the Nobles ©
Valley of the Nobles
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

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