9 days in Cairo, Aswan & Luxor Itinerary

9 days in Cairo, Aswan & Luxor Itinerary

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9 days in Cairo, Aswan & Luxor Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Cairo
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Aswan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Luxor
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Cairo
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Dubai

2
nights
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 25th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Egypt Papyrus Museum. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: deepen your knowledge of military history at Cairo Citadel and then wander the streets of Islamic Cairo.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cairo tour itinerary planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Cairo is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Dubai in October, with highs in Cairo at 35°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Cairo

Neighborhoods Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Egypt Papyrus Museum
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Photography Tours
Islamic Cairo ©
Islamic Cairo
Safaris

2
nights
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 28th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Elephantine Island, steep yourself in history at Nubian Village, and then admire the engineering at High Dam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, explore the ancient world of Philae Temple, contemplate the long history of Unfinished Obelisk, then see the interesting displays at Animalia, and finally explore the ancient world of Qubbet el-Hawa.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Aswan driving holiday planning app .

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Aswan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Cairo, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Aswan, ranging from highs of 42°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Animalia ©
Animalia
Elephantine Island ©
Elephantine Island

2
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu, then gain insight at ACE- Animal Care in Egypt, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, and finally explore the ancient world of Luxor Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, and then make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple.

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You can drive from Aswan to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In October in Luxor, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) 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
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

1
night
Cairo

Cairo ©
On the 1st (Fri), examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, then steep yourself in history at Mosque of Muhammad Ali, and then delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cairo vacation builder website .

You can fly from Luxor to Cairo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Luxor in October, plan for slightly colder days in Cairo, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums
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Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Mosque of Muhammad Ali ©
Mosque of Muhammad Ali

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