30 days in Egypt Itinerary

30 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cairo
— 3 nights
2
Luxor
— 5 nights
3
Edfu
— 1 night
4
Aswan
— 2 nights
5
Marsa Alam
— 3 nights
6
Saint Catherine
— 1 night
7
Dahab
— 3 nights
8
Sharm El Sheikh
— 5 nights
9
Hurghada
— 5 nights

3
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.
Head to Khan Al-Khalili and Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centrefor plenty of shopping. Popular historic sites such as Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids in Saqqara (about 52 minutes away). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Coptic Cairo, explore the galleries of Oum El Dounia Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Muhammad Ali, and admire the striking features of Cairo Citadel.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairo day trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Cairo. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in March, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Giza, Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Mosque of Muhammad Ali ©
Mosque of Muhammad Ali
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

5
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Luxor

Luxor
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Caravanserai and Habiba hand Weaving. Museum-lovers will get to explore Luxor Museum and Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu, pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Queen Nefertari, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenue of Sphinxes.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxor travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Luxor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cairo, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can take a train to Edfu.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
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Tomb of Ramses VI
Tomb of Ramses VI
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu
Avenue of Sphinxes ©
Avenue of Sphinxes

1
night
Edfu

Edfu ©
Edfu is an Egyptian city, located on the west bank of the Nile River between Esna and Aswan, with a population of approximately sixty thousand people. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): visit Edfu Sound and Light Show, then delve into the distant past at Kanais, and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Horus.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Edfu day trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Luxor to Edfu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daily temperatures in Edfu can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Aswan.

Things to do in Edfu

Historic Sites
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Temple of Horus ©
Temple of Horus
Kanais ©
Kanais
Edfu Sound and Light Show ©
Edfu Sound and Light Show

2
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Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
On the 10th (Wed), explore the ancient world of New Kalabsha, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Philae Temple, then delve into the distant past at Unfinished Obelisk, and finally get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Elephantine Island, examine the collection at Animalia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, then explore the ancient world of Qubbet el-Hawa, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of El-Tabia Mosque.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Aswan holiday website.

Take a train from Edfu to Aswan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daily temperatures in Aswan can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums
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Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum
Animalia ©
Animalia
Unfinished Obelisk ©
Unfinished Obelisk

3
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Marsa Alam

Marsa Alam ©
The opening of an international airport and subsequent development of hotels and resorts boosted tourism in Marsa Alam, a town on Egypt's Red Sea coast known for its world-class diving spots.
Get in touch with nature at Marsa Shoona Bay and Gebel El Rosas. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seaworld Diving Center and Spas. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Abu Dabbab Beach, kick back and relax at Sharm El Luli, stroll through El Qulan Mangrove Forest, and take an in-depth tour of Astronomy Center.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Marsa Alam travel planner.

Drive from Aswan to Marsa Alam in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Aswan in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Marsa Alam: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Marsa Shoona Bay ©
Marsa Shoona Bay
Seaworld Diving Center ©
Seaworld Diving Center
Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef

1
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Saint Catherine

Saint Catherine ©
Visitors flock to the town of Saint Catherine, nestled in the foothills of Mount Sinai, to explore the World Heritage Area's numerous religious and historic sights.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Sinai and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Catherine's Monastery.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Saint Catherine road trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Marsa Alam to Saint Catherine takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Marsa Alam in April; daily highs in Saint Catherine reach 28°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Dahab.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai

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Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Step off the beaten path and head to Coral Reefs and Wadi Zaghara. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Blue Lagoon. There's more to do: view the masterpieces at WICKEDiCANDY and get outside with Three Pools.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Dahab travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Saint Catherine to Dahab in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Saint Catherine in April, expect Dahab to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs
Three Pools ©
Three Pools

5
nights
Sharm El Sheikh

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Heavenly Cathedral and Na'ama Bay. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Monument to the Victims of Plane Crash of Boeing 737. Spend the 20th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Ras Um Sid, browse the different shops at SOHO Square, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and stop by St Catherine Shop.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid
Nature & Wildlife Tours
The Heavenly Cathedral ©
The Heavenly Cathedral

5
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parasailing & Paragliding and Spas. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mosque El Mina Masjid and Selkhet Papyrus. Spend the 26th (Fri) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Spend the 28th (Sun) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. There's lots more to do: stroll through Carless Reef, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hurghada tour itinerary maker site.

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or ride a ferry. April in Hurghada sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Carless Reef ©
Carless Reef
Speed Boats Tours

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