30 days in Egypt Itinerary

30 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Start: New York City
+2
Subway + Train + Fly:  16 h
1
Luxor
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
2
Marsa Alam
— 4 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  5 h
3
Saint Catherine
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Dahab
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Sharm El Sheikh
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  1 h 30 min
6
Hurghada
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
7
Cairo
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + Train + Subway:  14 h
End: New York City

4
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
For shopping fun, head to Caravanserai or Aboudy Book Shop. Step off the beaten path and head to Medinet Habu and Tomb of Queen Nefertari. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Tomb of Ramses VI, steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak, take an in-depth tour of Karnak Open Air Museum, and stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Luxor trip planner.

New York City, USA to Luxor is an approximately 15.5- hour combination of subway, train, and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from New York City in March: high temperatures in Luxor hover around 87°F and lows are around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Marsa Alam.

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Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu
Luxor Museum
Luxor Museum
Tomb of Ramses VI
Tomb of Ramses VI

4
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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Marsa Shoona Bay and El Qulan Mangrove Forest. Discover out-of-the-way places like Gebel El Rosas and Astronomy Center. And it doesn't end there: meet some fierce fish with Seaworld Diving Center, see the vivid underwater world at Elphinstone Reef, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and don't miss a visit to Shaab Marsa Alam.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Marsa Alam online travel planner.

Getting from Luxor to Marsa Alam by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Luxor, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Marsa Alam, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

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Seaworld Diving Center ©
Seaworld Diving Center
Marsa Shoona Bay ©
Marsa Shoona Bay
Gebel El Rosas ©
Gebel El Rosas

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 12th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Sinai and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Catherine's Monastery.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Catherine attractions planner.

Getting from Marsa Alam to Saint Catherine by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In March, Saint Catherine is little chillier than Marsa Alam - with highs of 70°F and lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dahab.

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St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai

2
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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 13th (Wed): get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coral Reefs.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Dahab trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saint Catherine to Dahab takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Saint Catherine in March: high temperatures in Dahab hover around 82°F and lows are around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs

5
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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Ras Um Sid and Mangrove Beach. Do your shopping at Na'ama Bay and SOHO Square. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Coptic Orthodox Church, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, admire the landmark architecture of Al Mustafa Mosque, and look for gifts at Secret Of Egypt.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh trip planner.

You can drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid
Coptic Orthodox Church ©
Coptic Orthodox Church
Al Mustafa Mosque ©
Al Mustafa Mosque

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.
Attractions like Makadi Water World and Jungle Aqua Park make great kid-friendly stops. Discover out-of-the-way places like Spas and Super Naturals. categoryPhrases.sentence.Spend_the_day_observing_fascinating_marine_mammals_with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, admire the landmark architecture of Mosque El Mina Masjid, see the interesting displays at Selkhet Papyrus, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hurghada trip builder.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Hurghada, with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Hurghada

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Makadi Water World ©
Makadi Water World
Jungle Aqua Park ©
Jungle Aqua Park

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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Khan Al-Khalili and Galleria Le Petit Louvre - Antique. Get some cultural insight at Mosque of Muhammad Ali and Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan. Venture out of the city with trips to Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, view the masterpieces at Picasso Art Gallery Egypt, admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), and visit Islamic Cairo.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cairo trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Hurghada to Cairo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hurghada in March, expect nights in Cairo to be about the same, around 59°F, while days are little chillier, around 77°F. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

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Giza
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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

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