8 days in Cairo, Aswan & Luxor Itinerary

8 days in Cairo, Aswan & Luxor Itinerary

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Start: Chennai
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Cairo
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Aswan
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Luxor
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Cairo
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Chennai

1
night
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.
On the 14th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza, thensteep yourself in history at Great Sphinx, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary). On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili and then steep yourself in history at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairo trip itinerary planner.

Chennai, India to Cairo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 3.5 hours. Traveling from Chennai in November, expect Cairo to be little chillier, temps between 29°C and 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

1
night
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
On the 16th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Unfinished Obelisk, thencontemplate the long history of Nubian Village, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Philae Temple, and finally get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Aswan trip builder app.

You can fly from Cairo to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cairo in November: highs in Aswan hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Museums
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Nubian Village ©
Nubian Village
Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum

2
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 17th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Valley of the Kings, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu, thenget answers to all your questions at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Luxor driving holiday planning website.

Drive from Aswan to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Aswan in November, Luxor is a bit cooler at night with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu

2
nights
Cairo

Cairo ©
See some other sides of Cairo: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Muhammad Ali, browse for treasures at Bashayer, and contemplate the long history of St. Mercurius Church (Abu Seifien).

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cairo trip builder site.

Getting from Luxor to Cairo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Luxor in November, expect nights in Cairo to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are slightly colder, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Photography Tours
Coptic Cairo ©
Coptic Cairo

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