11 days in Egypt & Latvia Itinerary

11 days in Egypt & Latvia Itinerary

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11 days in Egypt & Latvia Itinerary

Start: Riga, United States
Drive + Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Luxor, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Riga, Latvia
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Alexandria, Egypt


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2
nights
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
On the 15th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, and then make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: gain insight at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, and then pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Luxor travel itinerary planner.

Riga, USA to Luxor is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Riga in December; daily highs in Luxor reach 28°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

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

2
nights
Cairo, Egypt

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.
On the 17th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Pyramids of Giza, then pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River and then explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cairo online tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Luxor to Cairo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Luxor in December, plan for little chillier days in Cairo, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

4
nights
Riga, Latvia

Riga ©
Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
Riga is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), see the interesting displays at Riga Motormuseum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Centraltirgus).

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Fly from Cairo to Riga in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Cairo in December, with highs in Riga at 3°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Riga

Museums Parks Outdoors

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Jurmala Beach
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Freedom Monument ©
Freedom Monument
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

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