31 days in Egypt Itinerary

31 days in Egypt Itinerary

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31 days in Egypt Itinerary

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
+2
taxi + 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 + bus:  1​h 30​min
9
Hurghada
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Cairo

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Old City (Coptic Cairo) and Lenhert & Landrock. Head to Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre and Cairo Festival City Mallfor some retail therapy. Take a break from Cairo with a short trip to Solar Boat Museum in Giza, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Townhouse Gallery, explore the galleries of Oum El Dounia Gallery, buy something for everyone on your list at City Stars Mall, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cairo trip maker .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Cairo. In March, daily temperatures in Cairo can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Giza
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Coptic Cairo ©
Coptic Cairo
Safaris
Cairo Citadel ©
Cairo Citadel

5
nights
Luxor

Luxor
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Head to Caravanserai and Habiba hand Weavingfor some retail therapy. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Medinet Habu and Avenue of Sphinxes. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Luxor: Qena (Dendera Temple Complex & Temple of Hathor at Dendera) and Temple Khatkhor (in Dendera). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina), delve into the distant past at Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II), hike along POW - Pop up Walks Luxor, and take an in-depth tour of Karnak Open Air Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Luxor journey maker site .

Getting from Cairo to Luxor by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cairo, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Edfu.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Dendera Temple Complex, 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

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

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Edfu route planner .

Getting from Luxor to Edfu by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In March, daytime highs in Edfu are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Aswan.

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

2
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Start off your visit 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 delve into the distant past at New Kalabsha, and finally make a trip to Aswan Sculpture Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): 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.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Aswan trip planner .

Traveling by train from Edfu to Aswan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum
Animalia ©
Animalia
New Kalabsha ©
New Kalabsha

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seaworld Diving Center and El Qulan Mangrove Forest. Step out of the city life by going to Elphinstone Reef and Marsa Shoona Bay. There's much more to do: get outside with Abu Dabbab Beach, take an in-depth tour of Astronomy Center, stroll through Gebel El Rosas, and soak in style at Turkish baths.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Marsa Alam road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Aswan to Marsa Alam takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Aswan in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Marsa Alam: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish 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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Marsa Shoona Bay ©
Marsa Shoona Bay
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Sinai and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Catherine's Monastery.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Saint Catherine online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Marsa Alam to Saint Catherine takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Marsa Alam in March; daily highs in Saint Catherine reach 23°C and lows reach 9°C. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

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

3
nights
Dahab

Dahab ©
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Ain Khudra and WICKEDiCANDY are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Coral Reefs and Spas. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Blue Lagoon, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, pause for some photo ops at Wadi Zaghara, and look for gifts at Hands of Dahab Community Market.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dahab online trip maker .

Drive from Saint Catherine to Dahab in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Saint Catherine in March, things will get a bit warmer in Dahab: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Ain Khudra
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Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs
Blue Lagoon ©
Blue Lagoon
Three Pools ©
Three Pools

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 Safaris. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Secret Of Egypt and Shark Diving. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Coptic Orthodox Church, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Victims of Plane Crash of Boeing 737, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go 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. March in Sharm El Sheikh sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Shark Diving
Safaris
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Speed Boats Tours and Careless Reef. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mosque El Mina Masjid and Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda. Spend the 28th (Thu) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's lots more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, tour the pleasant surroundings at Omo Gamaar, see the interesting displays at Selkhet Papyrus, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Hurghada trip itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus 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, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Hurghada, with lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hurghada

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

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