8 days in Cairo, Aswan & Luxor Itinerary

8 days in Cairo, Aswan & Luxor Itinerary

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8 days in Cairo, Aswan & Luxor Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  16​h
1
Cairo
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Aswan
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Luxor
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Singapore

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cairo day trip planning site .

Singapore, Singapore to Cairo is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 6 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Singapore in December: highs in Cairo hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Cairo

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

1
night
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
On the 17th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Nubian Village and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Philae Temple.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Aswan trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Aswan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairo in December, expect nights in Aswan to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Nubian Village ©
Nubian Village

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 18th (Wed), gain insight at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, and then appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, then stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, and then examine the collection at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Luxor online holiday planner .

Drive from Aswan to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

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

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