8 days in Egypt Itinerary

8 days in Egypt Itinerary

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8 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Durban
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Luxor
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Cairo
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Durban

3
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Luxor is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Queen Nefertari, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Luxor vacation planner .

Durban, South Africa to Luxor is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Luxor when traveling from Durban in March, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

4
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, contemplate the long history of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, explore the galleries of Oum El Dounia Gallery, and walk around Al-Azhar Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cairo travel planner.

Getting from Luxor to Cairo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Luxor in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cairo: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

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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