8 days in Egypt Itinerary

8 days in Egypt Itinerary

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8 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Luxor
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Cairo
— 2 nights
3
Alexandria
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Singapore

2
nights
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 7th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Tomb of Queen Nefertari, then take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, and finally delve into the distant past at Luxor Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at Habiba Gallery, explore the ancient world of Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, then stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, then explore the ancient world of Medinet Habu, and finally see the interesting displays at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxor driving holiday planning website .

Singapore, Singapore to Luxor is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in September, expect nights in Luxor to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 46°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairo.

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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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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 9th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Great Sphinx, then delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mohamed Ali Mosque, and then steep yourself in history at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cairo trip itinerary planning app .

Fly from Luxor to Cairo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Luxor, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cairo, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

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Side Trip

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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

3
nights
Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Known for its turbulent and eventful past, the port city of Alexandria retains a historic charm and atmosphere, boasting thousands of years of Egypt's cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Alexandria National Museum, then explore the world behind art at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, then see the interesting displays at Royal Jewelry Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at El Kobba El Samaweya. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Pompey's Pillar, then explore the galleries of Alexandria Library, then explore the world behind art at The Fine Arts Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort Qaitbey.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Alexandria trip planner .

Take a bus from Cairo to Alexandria in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Cairo in September, you will find days in Alexandria are little chillier (36°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Alexandria

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Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Pompey's Pillar ©
Pompey's Pillar

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