31 days in Egypt Itinerary

31 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Start: Cairo
Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
Hurghada
— 4 nights
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
Taxi + Fly:  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.
Take a break from the city and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Careless Reef. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spas and Hurghada Equestrian. categoryPhrases.sentence.Spend_the_day_observing_fascinating_marine_mammals_with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, admire the striking features of Mosque El Mina Masjid, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Hurghada trip itinerary planning tool.

Cairo to Hurghada is an approximately 3.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in March, you will find days in Hurghada are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Careless Reef ©
Careless Reef
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.
Get some historical perspective at Coptic Orthodox Church and The Heavenly Cathedral. Head to SOHO Square and Na'ama Bayfor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Ras Um Sid, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Victims of Plane Crash of Boeing 737, go deep with a submarine tour, and explore the galleries of St Catherine Shop.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh day trip planner.

You can fly from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh in 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 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Shark Diving
Nature & Wildlife Tours
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Coral Reefs and WICKEDiCANDY. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Three Pools. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Hands of Dahab Community Market, get outside with Blue Lagoon, and appreciate the history behind Wadi Zaghara.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Dahab trip maker.

Traveling by car from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Dahab are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs
Three Pools ©
Three Pools

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

4
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seaworld Diving Center and Elphinstone Reef. Take a break from the city and head to Marsa Shoona Bay and El Qulan Mangrove Forest. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Gebel El Rosas, 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 other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, 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 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. 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
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Seaworld Diving Center ©
Seaworld Diving Center
Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef
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, 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.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, 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
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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): stop by Edfu Sound and Light Show, then delve into the distant past at Kanais, and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Horus.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Edfu online trip builder.

You can take a train from Aswan to Edfu in 1.5 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

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

5
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Luxor

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 Dendera Temple Complex. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II), appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenue of Sphinxes, contemplate the long history of Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina), and appreciate the history behind Tomb of Queen Nefertari.

To see reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Luxor driving holiday planner.

Getting from Edfu to Luxor by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In March in Luxor, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Dendera Temple Complex
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Dendera Temple Complex
Dendera Temple Complex
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu

5
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mosque of Muhammad Ali and Cairo Citadel. For shopping fun, head to Khan Al-Khalili or Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, wander the streets of Islamic Cairo, explore the galleries of Oum El Dounia Gallery, and steep yourself in history at Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairo online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Luxor to Cairo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Luxor in March, you will find days in Cairo are a bit cooler (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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Mosque of Muhammad Ali ©
Mosque of Muhammad Ali
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Coptic Cairo ©
Coptic Cairo

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