3 days in Alexandria, Cairo & Luxor Itinerary

3 days in Alexandria, Cairo & Luxor Itinerary

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3 days in Alexandria, Cairo & Luxor Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  5​h
1
Alexandria
— Few hours
bus:  2​h
2
Cairo
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Luxor
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Dubai

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of The Monastery of St. Macarius and then explore the world behind art at Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Alexandria vacation planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Alexandria is an approximately 5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Alexandria due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in December, expect Alexandria to be little chillier, temps between 23°C and 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Cairo.

Things to do in Alexandria

Museums Historic Sites
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Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, then examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, and finally walk around Al-Azhar Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cairo trip maker tool .

Traveling by bus from Alexandria to Cairo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

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Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay ©

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night
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 3rd (Tue): appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple and then contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Luxor trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Luxor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in December, expect nights in Luxor to be slightly colder, around 11°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

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