31 days in Egypt Itinerary

31 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Cairo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Alexandria
— 3 nights
Fly to Sharm el-Sheikh, Taxi to Saint Catherine
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Saint Catherine
— 1 night
Drive
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Dahab
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 4 nights
Taxi to Sharm el-Sheikh, Fly to Hurghada
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Hurghada
— 4 nights
Drive
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Marsa Alam
— 2 nights
Taxi to Aswan, Fly to Abu Simbel
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Abu Simbel
— 1 day
Fly
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Aswan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Luxor
— 5 nights
Fly

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Cairo

— 4 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

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) and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara). Spend the 4th (Mon) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, walk around Al-Azhar Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Al-Azhar Mosque, and get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cairo visit planning app.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Cairo. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in March, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 5:

Alexandria

— 3 nights

Mediterranean's Bride

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, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get engrossed in the history at El Kobba El Samaweya, and admire the natural beauty at Montazah Gardens.

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Drive from Cairo to Alexandria in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in March, expect nights in Alexandria to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 8:

Saint Catherine

— 1 night
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.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, 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 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, bus, 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
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 9:

Dahab

— 3 nights
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, head outdoors with Three Pools, take in the exciting artwork at WICKEDiCANDY, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Coral Reefs.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Dahab trip planner.

You can drive from Saint Catherine to Dahab in 2 hours. Another option is to 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

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 12:

Sharm El Sheikh

— 4 nights

City of Peace

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. The adventure continues: browse the different shops at SOHO Square, stroll through Miso Horse Riding Trips, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at St Catherine Shop, and take a stroll through Na'ama Bay.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh tour itinerary planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 16:

Hurghada

— 4 nights
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.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hurghada trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 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

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 20:

Marsa Alam

— 2 nights
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.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Marsa Alam road trip app.

Drive from Hurghada to Marsa Alam in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 22:

Abu Simbel

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

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Abu Simbel trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Marsa Alam to Abu Simbel takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. 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 the flight to Aswan.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 23:
Highlights from your trip

Aswan

— 3 nights
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 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Philae Temple, get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, and delve into the distant past at New Kalabsha.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Aswan trip site.

Traveling by flight from Abu Simbel to Aswan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March in Aswan, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 23 — 26:

Luxor

— 5 nights
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, appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, and explore the ancient world of Tomb of Queen Nefertari.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Luxor tour itinerary planning 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 a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 31:

Egypt travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Monuments
Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.