31 days in Egypt Itinerary

31 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt trip maker

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

— 3 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Musee de la Barque Solaire and Cairo Citadel. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Coptic Cairo and Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre. There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Cairo Festival City Mall, view the masterpieces at Townhouse Gallery, explore the galleries of Oum El Dounia Gallery, and explore the venue of Wekalet El Ghouri Arts Center.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cairo trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Cairo. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in March, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 4:

Luxor

— 5 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Visit Medinet Habu and Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II) for their historical value. Do your shopping at Caravanserai and Habiba hand Weaving. Change things up with a short trip to Dendera Temple Complex in Dendera (about 1h 30 min away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Tomb of Merenptah, get engrossed in the history at Karnak Open Air Museum, steep yourself in history at Howard Carter House, and get to know the fascinating history of Avenue of Sphinxes.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Luxor holiday maker website.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Luxor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Cairo in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Luxor, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Edfu.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 4 — 9:

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 10th (Sun): mix with locals at Edfu Sound and Light Show, then delve into the distant past at Kanais, and then delve into the distant past at Temple of Horus.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Edfu online road trip planner.

You can take a train from Luxor to Edfu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March in Edfu, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Aswan.

Things to do in Edfu

Events · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 10:

Aswan

— 2 nights
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
On the 11th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, then explore the ancient world of New Kalabsha, and finally make a trip to Aswan Sculpture Park. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Elephantine Island, examine the collection at Animalia, then delve into the distant past at Qubbet el-Hawa, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El-Tabia Mosque.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Aswan day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Edfu to Aswan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March in Aswan, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 12:

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Seaworld Diving Center and Gebel El Rosas. You'll get in some beach time at Marsa Shoona Bay and Sharm El Luli. There's still lots to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Elphinstone Reef, head outdoors with Abu Dabbab Beach, kick back and relax at El Qulan Mangrove Forest, and get engrossed in the history at Astronomy Center.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Marsa Alam day trip site.

Drive from Aswan to Marsa Alam in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Aswan, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Marsa Alam, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 17:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): stroll through Mount Sinai and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Catherine's Monastery.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Saint Catherine route website.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Marsa Alam to Saint Catherine in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Marsa Alam in March, with highs in Saint Catherine at 24°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Dahab.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 18:

Dahab

— 3 nights
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Coral Reefs and WICKEDiCANDY. Escape the urban bustle at Three Pools and Blue Lagoon. Take a break from Dahab with a short trip to Ain Khudra in Nuweiba, about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, trot along with a tour on horseback, and appreciate the history behind Wadi Zaghara.

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

You can drive from Saint Catherine to Dahab in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Saint Catherine in March: high temperatures in Dahab hover around 32°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 18 — 21:

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.
Popular historic sites such as The Heavenly Cathedral and Al Mustafa Mosque are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Ras Um Sid and Shark Diving. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, join the crowd at Ghibli Raceway, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Victims of Plane Crash of Boeing 737.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh trip planning app.

Getting from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 26:

Hurghada

— 5 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Parasailing & Paragliding and Horseback Riding Tours. Get some cultural insight at Mosque El Mina Masjid and Selkhet Papyrus. Spend the 28th (Thu) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the gorgeous colors at Omo Gamaar, stroll through Carless Reef, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hurghada sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in March, Hurghada is a bit cooler at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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.