One of your main problems in Luxor will be deciding where to begin. A trip here is a journey to the distant past, and there may be too many fabled monuments and soaring statues to fit in your itinerary. The best thing to do is to make a list – and even then, you will probably find yourself planning a second trip.
Somewhere near the top of your list should be the temple complexes of Luxor and Karnak, the Medinet Habu, the Ramesseum Temple, the Tombs of the Nobles and the Valley of the Kings, home to 63 royal tombs, including of course, the boy king, Tutankhamun.
Escape the desert heat and head to the air-conditioned sanctuary of the Luxor Museum, where you can view countless artefacts discovered in the Valley of the Kings and the temples that surround it. If you have time, cross over the Nile to the ancient city of Thebes for a glimpse into everyday life in ancient Egypt.