3 days in Alexandria, Cairo & Luxor Itinerary

3 days in Alexandria, Cairo & Luxor Itinerary

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Alexandria
— Few hours
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Cairo
— 1 night
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Luxor
— 1 night
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Alexandria

Mediterranean's Bride

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 1st (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Alexandria trip planning tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Alexandria is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Alexandria, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dubai in December: high temperatures in Alexandria hover around 23°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cairo.

Things to do in Alexandria

Museums
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Cairo

City of a Thousand Minarets

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 (Mon): delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, then examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, and finally stroll around Al-Azhar Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cairo travel route planning website.

Drive from Alexandria to Cairo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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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 3rd (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple and then delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxor road trip site.

Fly from Cairo to Luxor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairo in December, you will find days in Luxor are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are slightly colder (11°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
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