3 days in Alexandria, Cairo & Luxor Itinerary

3 days in Alexandria, Cairo & Luxor Itinerary

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Start: Dubai
Fly:  5 h
1
Alexandria
— Few hours
Drive:  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): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Monastery of St. Macarius and then admire the masterpieces at Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Alexandria trip maker tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Alexandria is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Alexandria due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Dubai in December; daily highs in Alexandria reach 23°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Cairo.

Things to do in Alexandria

Museums Historic Sites
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Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina

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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 (Mon): delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, thenexamine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, thentake 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 take a bus; or fly. 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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Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay ©
Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay

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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): 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 bus. 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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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

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