8 days in Egypt Itinerary

8 days in Egypt Itinerary

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8 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  19 h 45 min
1
Luxor
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Cairo
— 3 nights
Fly:  19 h 45 min
End: Los Angeles

3
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Temple of Karnak and Valley of the Kings will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Luxor with a short trip to Dendera Temple Complex in Dendera, about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple, don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, delve into the distant past at Valley of the Queens, and get all the information you need at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Luxor trip builder website.

Los Angeles, USA to Luxor is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Luxor due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Los Angeles in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Dendera Temple Complex
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza, and then view the masterpieces at Sondos Papyrus. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and then explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Cairo tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Luxor to Cairo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Luxor, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cairo, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

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