31 days in Egypt Itinerary

31 days in Egypt Itinerary

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31 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Cairo
1
Cairo
— 4 nights
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

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). Spend the 4th (Mon) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, contemplate the long history of Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Al-Azhar.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cairo trip itinerary maker website .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Cairo. March in Cairo sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Giza
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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, parks, beaches, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Monastery of St. Macarius, explore the ancient world of Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, and appreciate the history behind St.Mina Monastery.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Alexandria tour itinerary maker app .

Getting from Cairo to Alexandria by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. When traveling from Cairo in March, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Alexandria: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up 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
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Montazah Gardens ©
Montazah Gardens

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.
On the 9th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Catherine's Monastery and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mount Sinai.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Saint Catherine online road trip planner .

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. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Saint Catherine when traveling from Alexandria in March, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride 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. Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Blue Hole, get outside with Three Pools, pause for some photo ops at Wadi Zaghara, and look for gifts at Mahmoud's Massage & Beauty.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Dahab trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Saint Catherine to Dahab takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Saint Catherine in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Dahab: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs

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: buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square, take a stroll through Na'ama Bay, kick back and relax at Shark's Bay Beach, and take in the exciting artwork at St Catherine Shop.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh trip maker .

Getting from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. March in Sharm El Sheikh sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay

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. There's lots more to do: go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina, admire the landmark architecture of Mosque El Mina Masjid, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and step off the mainland to explore Mahmya Island.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hurghada visit planner .

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. Expect slightly colder evenings in Hurghada when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in March, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins
Hurghada Marina ©
Hurghada Marina

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), get engrossed in the history at Astronomy Center and then see the vivid underwater world at Seaworld Diving Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Marsa Mubarak and then kick back and relax at Sharm El Luli.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Marsa Alam tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Hurghada to Marsa Alam in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to 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): contemplate the long history of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

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

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Marsa Alam to Abu Simbel takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Marsa Alam in March, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Abu Simbel: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 17°C at night. 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.
When in Aswan, make a side trip to see Temple of Kom Ombo in Kom Ombo, approximately 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Philae Temple, head off the coast to Elephantine Island, see the interesting displays at Animalia, and take in the spiritual surroundings of El-Tabia Mosque.

For photos and tourist information, refer to the Aswan holiday website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Abu Simbel to Aswan in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. March in Aswan sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can 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
Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo
Animalia ©
Animalia

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, shopping, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Queen Nefertari, and stroll the grounds of Valley of the Queens.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxor online attractions planner .

You can drive from Aswan to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in March, and nighttime lows around 16°C. On the 31st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Valley of the Queens
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

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