31 days in Egypt Itinerary

31 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Fly
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Hurghada
— 4 nights
Fly to Sharm el-Sheikh, Taxi to Sharm El Sheikh
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 5 nights
Drive
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Dahab
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saint Catherine
— 1 night
Taxi to Sharm el-Sheikh, Fly to Marsa Alam
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Marsa Alam
— 4 nights
Drive
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Aswan
— 1 night
Train
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Edfu
— 1 night
Train
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Luxor
— 5 nights
Fly
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Cairo
— 5 nights

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Carless Reef. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spas and Speed Boats Tours. Spend the 2nd (Sat) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Spend the 4th (Mon) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Mosque El Mina Masjid and look for all kinds of wild species at Hurghada Equestrian.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hurghada day trip planning app.

Cairo to Hurghada is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in March, expect nights in Hurghada to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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5
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Sharm El Sheikh

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Na'ama Bay. Head to SOHO Square and St Catherine Shopfor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Ras Um Sid, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Victims of Plane Crash of Boeing 737, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. In March, daily temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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3
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Dahab

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

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dahab holiday maker website.

You can drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Dahab can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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1
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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 14th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Sinai and then contemplate the long history of St. Catherine's Monastery.

Plan trip to Saint Catherine with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Saint Catherine takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Dahab in March: high temperatures in Saint Catherine hover around 24°C and lows are around 9°C. On the 14th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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4
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seaworld Diving Center and Gebel El Rosas. Take a break from the city and head to Elphinstone Reef and El Qulan Mangrove Forest. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marsa Shoona Bay, take an in-depth tour of Astronomy Center, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sharm El Luli.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Marsa Alam trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Saint Catherine to Marsa Alam takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Saint Catherine in March; daily highs in Marsa Alam reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Aswan.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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Aswan

Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
On the 19th (Tue), explore the ancient world of New Kalabsha, take in the spiritual surroundings of Philae Temple, then take an in-depth tour of Nubian Museum, and finally examine the collection at Animalia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Aswan Botanical Garden, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Unfinished Obelisk, then delve into the distant past at Qubbet el-Hawa, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of El-Tabia Mosque.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Aswan trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Marsa Alam to Aswan in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Marsa Alam in March, you will find days in Aswan are a bit warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Edfu.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 20:

1
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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. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): mix with locals at Edfu Sound and Light Show, then delve into the distant past at Kanais, and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Horus.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Edfu online trip builder.

You can take a train from Aswan to Edfu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Aswan in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Edfu, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can take a train to Luxor.

Things to do in Edfu

Events · Historic Sites
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Luxor

A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Let the collections at Luxor Museum and Karnak Open Air Museum capture your imagination. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Medinet Habu and Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II). Go for a jaunt from Luxor to Dendera to see Dendera Temple Complex about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina), appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenue of Sphinxes, contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak, and pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Queen Nefertari.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Luxor travel route planner.

You can take a train from Edfu to Luxor in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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Cairo

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.
Head to Khan Al-Khalili and Oum El Dounia Galleryfor some retail therapy. Your inner history buff will appreciate Mosque of Muhammad Ali and Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx) and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, stop by Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al-Azhar Mosque, and wander the streets of Coptic Cairo.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Cairo trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Luxor to Cairo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Luxor in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Cairo, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

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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.