6 days in Luxor, Aswan & Cairo Itinerary

6 days in Luxor, Aswan & Cairo Itinerary

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6 days in Luxor, Aswan & Cairo Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Luxor
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Aswan
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Cairo
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Luxor trip itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Luxor is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New Delhi to Luxor. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Tomb of King Tutankhamun (Tut)
Tomb of King Tutankhamun (Tut)

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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 15th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Elephantine Island, then step off the mainland to explore Agilkia, and then explore the activities along Nile River.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Aswan tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Luxor to Aswan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Aswan can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Aswan

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nile River
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Nile River
Nile River
Agilkia Island ©
Agilkia Island
Elephantine Island ©
Elephantine Island

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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.
On the 16th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza, appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, and then admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, then step off the mainland to explore Zamalek (Gezira Island), and then examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cairo day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Aswan to Cairo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. While traveling from Aswan, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cairo, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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