31 days in Egypt Itinerary

31 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Start: Cairo
1
Cairo
— 4 nights
Bus:  2 h
2
Alexandria
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 45 min
3
Saint Catherine
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Dahab
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Sharm El Sheikh
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  1 h 30 min
6
Hurghada
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
7
Marsa Alam
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6 h 15 min
8
Abu Simbel
— 1 day
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 15 min
9
Aswan
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
10
Luxor
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
End: Cairo

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). Spend the 4th (Mon) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, and contemplate the long history of Mosque of Muhammad Ali.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cairo road trip planning website.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Cairo. In March, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Giza
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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

3
nights
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.
Alexandria is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Fort Qaitbey, explore the ancient world of Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and see the interesting displays at Royal Jewelry Museum.

Discover how to plan a Alexandria trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Take a bus from Cairo to Alexandria in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Cairo in March, expect nights in Alexandria to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Montazah Gardens ©
Montazah Gardens
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Catherine's Monastery and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Sinai.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Saint Catherine day trip website.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Alexandria to Saint Catherine in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Alexandria in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Saint Catherine, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

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

3
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Spend the 10th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Hole, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coral Reefs, get outside with Three Pools, and look for gifts at WICKEDiCANDY.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Dahab trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Saint Catherine to Dahab takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Saint Catherine in March; daily highs in Dahab reach 32°C and lows reach 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole
Three Pools ©
Three Pools

4
nights
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 13th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: browse the different shops at SOHO Square, don't miss a visit to Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, get outside with Subacquei Clandestini CCF Sharm, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh holiday maker website.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
Coptic Orthodox Church ©
Coptic Orthodox Church

4
nights
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.
Spend the 17th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 18th (Mon) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mosque El Mina Masjid, and step off the mainland to explore Mahmya Island.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hurghada trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada by combination of flight and bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Hurghada, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins

2
nights
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.
On the 21st (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Astronomy Center and then meet some fierce fish with Seaworld Diving Center. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marsa Mubarak and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sharm El Luli.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Marsa Alam road trip app.

Drive from Hurghada to Marsa Alam in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. In March in Marsa Alam, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Seaworld Diving Center ©
Seaworld Diving Center
Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak

1
day
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Abu Simbel trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Marsa Alam to Abu Simbel takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Marsa Alam, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Abu Simbel, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

3
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Take a break from Aswan with a short trip to Temple of Kom Ombo in Kom Ombo, about 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Philae Temple, make a trip to Aswan Sculpture Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, and step off the mainland to explore Kitchner's Island.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Aswan day trip app.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Abu Simbel to Aswan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daily temperatures in Aswan can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Temple of Kom Ombo
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Animalia ©
Animalia
Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo

5
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Luxor is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak, get answers to all your questions at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Queen Nefertari, and stroll the grounds of Valley of the Queens.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Luxor trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Aswan to Luxor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Aswan in March, Luxor is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Tomb of Queen Nefertari ©
Tomb of Queen Nefertari
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

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