36 days in Egypt Itinerary

36 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Fly
1
Cairo
— 6 nights
Fly to Sharm el-Sheikh, Taxi to Saint Catherine
2
Saint Catherine
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Dahab
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Sharm El Sheikh
— 5 nights
Taxi to Sharm el-Sheikh, Fly to Hurghada
5
Hurghada
— 6 nights
Drive
6
Marsa Alam
— 5 nights
Drive
7
Aswan
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Luxor
— 5 nights
Fly

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6
nights
Cairo

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Zamalek (Gezira Island) and Nile River. Venture out of the city with trips to Giza (Pyramids of Giza, ToBadaa, &more). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Islamic Cairo, take in the exciting artwork at Oum El Dounia Gallery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Coptic Cairo, and look for gifts at Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cairo day trip site.

Toronto, Canada to Cairo is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Cairo is 7 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in December: high temperatures in Cairo hover around 24°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Cairo

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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Islamic Cairo ©
Must see
Islamic Cairo
4.5
Coptic Cairo ©
World heritage site
Coptic Cairo
4.5
ToBadaa ©
Beer Tasting / Tour
ToBadaa
4.8

2
nights
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 13th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Serabit el-Khadim Mountain and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Sinai. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Jackson Reef and then admire all the interesting features of The Cascades at Soma Bay.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Saint Catherine route maker site.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Cairo to Saint Catherine in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Cairo in December, expect Saint Catherine to be little chillier, temps between 19°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 14:
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Mount Sinai ©
Mountain
Mount Sinai
4.5

4
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Blue Hole. Spend the 17th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, head outdoors with Sinai Inside, and explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Reefs.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Dahab trip planning site.

You can drive from Saint Catherine to Dahab in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Saint Catherine in December, you will find days in Dahab are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are much hotter (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 18:
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Blue Hole ©
Geologic Formation
Blue Hole
4.5
©
Safari
Safaris
5.0

5
nights
Sharm El Sheikh

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Na'ama Bay and Shark's Bay Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at El Fanar and Ras Um Sid. Spend the 20th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, relax and rejuvenate at Omkara Yoga School, stroll through Mangrove Beach, and browse for treasures at St Catherine Shop.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh day trip site.

You can drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

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©
Safari
Safaris
4.9
Na'ama Bay ©
Neighborhood
Na'ama Bay
2.0

6
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Madinat Makadi Golf. Next up on the itinerary: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, tee off at El Gouna Golf Club, boost your wellbeing at Planet Spa at Baron Palace Resort Sahl Hasheesh, and head off the coast to Giftun Islands.

Plan a Hurghada trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 16°C in Hurghada. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 29:
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©
Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.5
©
Safari
Safaris
4.8

5
nights
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.
Visiting Marsa Mubarak and Amore Safari will get you outdoors. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Sharm El Luli and Marsa Shoona Bay. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at El Qulan Mangrove Forest, stroll through Gebel El Rosas, head outdoors with Abu Dabbab Beach, and soak in style at Turkish baths.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Marsa Alam route planning site.

Getting from Hurghada to Marsa Alam by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. December in Marsa Alam sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Aswan.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 3:
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©
Shark Diving
Shark Diving
4.6

2
nights
Aswan

Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Animalia and then head off the coast to Elephantine Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on Adoro viajar a Egipto, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Philae Temple.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Aswan trip planner.

You can 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 January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Aswan, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:
Highlights from your trip
Philae Temple ©
Religious Site
Philae Temple
4.7
Animalia ©
Specialty Museum
Animalia
4.5

5
nights
Luxor

A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Luxor is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: play a few rounds at Luxor Tours Online, delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, don't miss a visit to Tomb of Queen Nefertari, and appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Luxor vacation maker website.

Drive from Aswan to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Aswan in January, Luxor is little chillier at night with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Golf · Transportation
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 10:
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