31 days in Egypt Itinerary

31 days in Egypt Itinerary

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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 Coptic Cairo. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cairo Citadel and Oum El Dounia Gallery. There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Cairo Festival City Mall, view the masterpieces at Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre, explore the galleries of Townhouse 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 travel 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 Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina) 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: delve into the distant past at Valley of the Nobles, get engrossed in the history at Karnak Open Air Museum, steep yourself in history at Howard Carter House, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenue of Sphinxes.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Luxor trip planner.

You can fly from Cairo to Luxor in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Cairo in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 17°C at night. 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 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 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 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 6.5 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 Three Pools. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ain Khudra and WICKEDiCANDY. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, head outdoors with Blue Lagoon, and appreciate the history behind Wadi Zaghara.

For reviews and tourist information, use the Dahab tour planner.

Traveling by car from Saint Catherine to Dahab takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Saint Catherine in March; daily highs in Dahab reach 32°C and lows reach 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Spas

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 Shark Diving and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Ras Um Sid, look for gifts at Secret Of Egypt, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and ride a horse along Miso Horse Riding Trips.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Sharm El Sheikh are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 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. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the gorgeous colors at Omo Gamaar, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and stroll through Carless Reef.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hurghada trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Hurghada, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel 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 · Monuments
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.