30 days in Egypt Itinerary

30 days in Egypt Itinerary

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30 days in Egypt Itinerary

Sharm El Sheikh
Fly + taxi:  2​h
Alexandria
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
Aswan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Luxor
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Cairo
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
Hurghada
— 5 nights
bus + Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
Dahab
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Sharm El Sheikh
— 6 nights
Sharm El Sheikh

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Fort Qaitbey, then admire the striking features of Mosque of Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi, then admire the natural beauty at Montazah Palace Gardens, and finally snap pictures at Stanley Bridge. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Roman Amphitheatre, then appreciate the history behind Pompey's Pillar, then contemplate the long history of King Farouk Palace, and finally explore the ancient world of Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa.

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Sharm El Sheikh to Alexandria is an approximately 2-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in February, expect Alexandria to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Abu Simbel.

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Pompey's Pillar ©
Pompey's Pillar
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Montazah Palace Gardens
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Fort Qaitbey

1
day
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
On the 17th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

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Fly from Alexandria to Abu Simbel in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or drive. When traveling from Alexandria in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Abu Simbel: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Aswan.

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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

3
days
Aswan

Aswan
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Step out of Aswan to go to Kom Ombo and see Temple of Kom Ombo, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Temple of Philae, explore the activities along Nile River, head off the coast to Elephantine Island, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kitchner's Island.

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You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Abu Simbel to Aswan in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Luxor.

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Nile River, Temple of Kom Ombo
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Nile River
Nile River
Temple of Philae ©
Temple of Philae
Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo

5
days
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Change things up with a short trip to Temple of Hathor at Dendera in Qena (about 1h 25 min away). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu, and stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings.

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Traveling by car from Aswan to Luxor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Luxor are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cairo.

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Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

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Valley of the Queens, Temple of Hathor at Dendera
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

6
days
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza, Great Sphinx, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, delve into the distant past at Keops Pyramid, and see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cairo tour planner.

You can fly from Luxor to Cairo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or drive. Traveling from Luxor in February, you will find days in Cairo are little chillier (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hurghada.

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

5
days
Hurghada

Hurghada ©
Originally a small fishing town on the Red Sea coast, Hurghada developed into Egypt's premier beach destination thanks to its year-round sunny weather and world-class dive sites.
Take a break from Hurghada with a short trip to Abu Tig Marina in El Gouna, about 30 minutes away. Spend the 4th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, kick back and relax at Dream Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at ORCA Dive Club Soma Bay, and head off the coast to Mahmya.

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Fly from Cairo to Hurghada in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cairo in March: highs in Hurghada hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 18°C. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Hurghada

Parks Nature Outdoors

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ORCA Dive Club Soma Bay
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Mahmya Island ©
Mahmya Island
Giftun Islands ©
Giftun Islands
Abu Tig Marina ©
Abu Tig Marina

2
days
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Reefs, then have fun at Sandana Sandboarding, and then explore and take pictures at Dahabhorses. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): Head underground at Blue Hole and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Hurghada to Dahab in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daily temperatures in Dahab can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

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Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs

6
days
Sharm El Sheikh

An enviable location on the southern end of the Sinai Peninsula and year-round warm weather boost tourism in Sharm El Sheikh and make it one of Egypt's premier travel destinations.
Spend the 11th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Na'ama Bay, indulge your taste buds at SOHO Square, get in on the family fun at Dolphina Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral.

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Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daily temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

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Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square

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