31 days in Egypt Itinerary

31 days in Egypt Itinerary

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

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Musee de la Barque Solaire and Coptic Cairo. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cairo Citadel and Lenhert & Landrock. And it doesn't end there: catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, tour or see a show at Wekalet El Ghouri Arts Center, stop by Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, and browse the different shops at Cairo Festival City Mall.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip itinerary 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Giza
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Safaris
Coptic Cairo ©
Coptic Cairo
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Musee de la Barque Solaire

5
nights
Luxor

Luxor
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Visit Medinet Habu and Avenue of Sphinxes 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: steep yourself in history at Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina), explore the ancient world of El-Assasif Tombs, and take an in-depth tour of Karnak Open Air Museum.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Luxor travel planning website.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Luxor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Edfu.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Dendera Temple Complex
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Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II)
Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II)
Dendera Temple Complex
Dendera Temple Complex
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu

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 10th (Sun): stop by 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 more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Edfu online road trip planner.

You can take a train from Luxor to Edfu in 1.5 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

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

2
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
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 reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Aswan day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Edfu to Aswan takes 1.5 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 Nature Parks
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Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum
Animalia ©
Animalia
New Kalabsha ©
New Kalabsha

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Seaworld Diving Center and Abu Dabbab Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Marsa Shoona Bay and Gebel El Rosas. There's still lots to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Elphinstone Reef, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take an in-depth tour of Astronomy Center, and get outside with Vivasub diving center.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, 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
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Abu Dabbab Beach ©
Abu Dabbab Beach
Seaworld Diving Center ©
Seaworld Diving Center
Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef

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

For more things to do, other places to visit, 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 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. 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 Nature Parks
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St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai

3
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Dahab

Dahab ©
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 Ain Khudra. Head to WICKEDiCANDY and Hands of Dahab Community Marketfor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: get outside with Three Pools, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and pause for some photo ops at Wadi Zaghara.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dahab trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Saint Catherine to Dahab in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Saint Catherine in March, with highs in Dahab at 32°C and lows at 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

Side Trip

Ain Khudra
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Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs
Three Pools ©
Three Pools
Ain Khudra ©
Ain Khudra

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.
Popular historic sites such as Coptic Orthodox Church and The Heavenly Cathedral are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Safaris. Next up on the itinerary: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, look for gifts at Secret Of Egypt, catch all the local highlights with Bibo Viaggi, and tour the depths of the sea with a submarine tour.

For reviews, where to stay, 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
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Shark Diving
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid

5
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Parasailing & Paragliding and Careless Reef. Get some cultural insight at Mosque El Mina Masjid and Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda. categoryPhrases.sentence.Spend_the_day_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, examine the collection at Selkhet Papyrus, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and stop by Super Naturals.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hurghada sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 1.5 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 travel back home.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Careless Reef ©
Careless Reef
Speed Boats Tours

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