31 days in Egypt Itinerary

31 days in Egypt Itinerary

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31 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Hurghada
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Dahab
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Saint Catherine
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  5​h
5
Marsa Alam
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Aswan
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
7
Edfu
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
8
Luxor
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
9
Cairo
— 5 nights
End: Cairo

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Parasailing & Paragliding. Escape the urban bustle at Speed Boats Tours and Hurghada Equestrian. Spend the 4th (Mon) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stroll through Careless Reef, and admire the landmark architecture of Mosque El Mina Masjid.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Hurghada trip itinerary planner .

Cairo to Hurghada is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Hurghada can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Speed Boats Tours

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Ras Um Sid and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Coptic Orthodox Church and The Heavenly Cathedral. There's still lots to do: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, ride a horse along Miso Horse Riding Trips, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh road trip website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In March in Sharm El Sheikh, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Shark Diving
Safaris
Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid

3
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Coral Reefs and Blue Lagoon. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Three Pools. There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at WICKEDiCANDY, look for gifts at Hands of Dahab Community Market, and pause for some photo ops at Wadi Zaghara.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Dahab trip builder site .

You can drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Dahab sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Dahab

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Sinai and then contemplate the long history of St. Catherine's Monastery.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Catherine travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Dahab to Saint Catherine takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Dahab in March, things will get a bit cooler in Saint Catherine: highs are around 23°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Marsa Alam.

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

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Seaworld Diving Center and El Qulan Mangrove Forest. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Elphinstone Reef and Abu Dabbab Beach. There's still lots to do: stroll through Marsa Shoona Bay, kick back and relax at Sharm El Luli, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take an in-depth tour of Astronomy Center.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Marsa Alam trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Saint Catherine to Marsa Alam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. In March, Marsa Alam is a bit warmer than Saint Catherine - with highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Aswan.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef
Seaworld Diving Center ©
Seaworld Diving Center
Marsa Shoona Bay ©
Marsa Shoona Bay

1
night
Aswan

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, then delve into the distant past at Philae Temple, then get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum, and finally examine the collection at Animalia. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Aswan Botanical Garden, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Unfinished Obelisk, then delve into the distant past at Qubbet el-Hawa, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of El-Tabia Mosque.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Aswan sightseeing planning website .

Traveling by car from Marsa Alam to Aswan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Marsa Alam in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Aswan: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can take a train to Edfu.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum
Animalia ©
Animalia
Unfinished Obelisk ©
Unfinished Obelisk

1
night
Edfu

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): delve into the distant past at Kanais and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Horus at Edfu.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Edfu road trip tool .

Take a train from Aswan to Edfu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daily temperatures in Edfu can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to take a train to Luxor.

Things to do in Edfu

Historic Sites
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Temple of Horus at Edfu ©
Temple of Horus at Edfu
Kanais ©
Kanais
Edfu Sound and Light Show ©
Edfu Sound and Light Show

5
nights
Luxor

Luxor
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Medinet Habu and Valley of the Kings. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Avenue of Sphinxes and Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II). Go for a jaunt from Luxor to Qena to see Temple of Hathor at Dendera about 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, contemplate the long history of Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina), pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Queen Nefertari, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Luxor Temple.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Luxor online vacation maker .

You can take a train from Edfu to Luxor in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. March in Luxor sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 16°C at night. 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

Dendera Temple Complex
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Tomb of Ramses VI
Tomb of Ramses VI
Dendera Temple Complex ©
Dendera Temple Complex
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu

5
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.
Egyptian Antiquities Museum and Lenhert & Landrock will appeal to museum buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Khan Al-Khalili and Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, take a stroll through Islamic Cairo, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old City (Coptic Cairo).

For ratings and other tourist information, read our Cairo road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Cairo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Luxor in March, you will find days in Cairo are little chillier (29°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Coptic Cairo ©
Coptic Cairo
Cairo Citadel ©
Cairo Citadel

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