31 days in Egypt Itinerary

31 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt travel planner

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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

— 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Speed Boats Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mosque El Mina Masjid and Hurghada Equestrian. 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. It doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and see the vivid underwater world at Carless Reef.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hurghada day trip planning website.

Cairo to Hurghada is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cairo in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Hurghada: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 5:

Sharm El Sheikh

— 5 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Ras Um Sid and Safaris. Head to Na'ama Bay and SOHO Squarefor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral, get outside with Outdoor Activities, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Victims of Plane Crash of Boeing 737, and trot along with Miso Horse Riding Trips.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh in 3 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 · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 10:

Dahab

— 3 nights
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 Three Pools. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Blue Lagoon. There's more to do: view the masterpieces at WICKEDiCANDY and appreciate the history behind Wadi Zaghara.

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
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 13:

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.
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
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 14:

Marsa Alam

— 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seaworld Diving Center and Abu Dabbab Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Elphinstone Reef and Gebel El Rosas. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marsa Shoona Bay, kick back and relax at Sharm El Luli, identify plant and animal life at El Qulan Mangrove Forest, and get engrossed in the history at Astronomy Center.

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 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
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 18:

Aswan

— 1 night
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:

Edfu

— 1 night
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
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 21:

Luxor

— 5 nights
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 Avenue of Sphinxes. 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 Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II), contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Luxor Temple.

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 catch the flight to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 21 — 26:

Cairo

— 5 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.
Head to Khan Al-Khalili and Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branchfor some retail therapy. Let the collections at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Oum El Dounia Gallery capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx) and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Muhammad Ali, visit Islamic Cairo, get to know the fascinating history of Coptic Cairo, and admire the landmark architecture of Cairo Citadel.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Luxor to Cairo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Luxor in March: highs in Cairo hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 26 — 31:

Egypt travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Safaris
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.