8 days in Aswan & Luxor Itinerary

8 days in Aswan & Luxor Itinerary

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8 days in Aswan & Luxor Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Aswan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Luxor
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Cairo

2
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Step out of Aswan with an excursion to Temple of Kom Ombo in Kom Ombo--about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Philae Temple, step off the mainland to explore Elephantine Island, admire the engineering at High Dam, and examine the collection at Animalia.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Aswan online day trip planner .

Cairo to Aswan is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Cairo in April, with highs in Aswan at 42°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Temple of Kom Ombo
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo
Nubian Village ©
Nubian Village

5
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, appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple, take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Luxor travel planning app .

You can drive from Aswan to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Luxor can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

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

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