41 days in Egypt Itinerary

41 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Sharm El Sheikh
— 5 nights
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Dahab
— 4 nights
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Saint Catherine
— 3 nights
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Marsa Alam
— 5 nights
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Hurghada
— 5 nights
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Luxor
— 5 nights
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Aswan
— 3 nights
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Abu Simbel
— 1 night
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Cairo
— 5 nights
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Alexandria
— 4 nights

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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.
Sharm El Sheikh is known for wildlife, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the landmark architecture of Al Mustafa Mosque, admire the local landmark of Soho Square Dancing Fountain, and browse the different shops at SOHO Square.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh vacation website.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 3.5 hours. In September in Sharm El Sheikh, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches
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Safari
Safaris
4.9
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Shopping Mall
SOHO Square
4.0

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Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Dahab is known for wildlife, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, head outdoors with Three Pools, stroll through Coral Reefs, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dahab day trip app.

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Dahab are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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Outdoor Activity
Three Pools
4.6
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Safari
Safaris
5.0

3
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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.
Spend the 16th (Wed) exploring nature at Ras Mohommed National Park. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mount Sinai, enjoy the sea views from Daedalus Reef Lighthouse, and explore the gorgeous colors at Jackson Reef.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Saint Catherine road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Saint Catherine takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Dahab in September, with highs in Saint Catherine at 37°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Mountain
Mount Sinai
4.5

5
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.
Spend the 19th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Sharm El Luli, explore the gorgeous colors at Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef, head outdoors with Abu Dabbab Beach, and stroll through Gebel El Rosas.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Marsa Alam trip app.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Saint Catherine to Marsa Alam takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Marsa Alam when traveling from Saint Catherine in September, with lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hurghada.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.2

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.
Hurghada is known for wildlife, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see the vivid underwater world at Carless Reef, admire the landmark architecture of Mosque El Mina Masjid, and take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hurghada road trip planner.

Drive from Marsa Alam to Hurghada in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. September in Hurghada sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Safari
Safaris
4.8

5
nights
Luxor

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: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, get all the information you need at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Luxor sightseeing planner.

Traveling by bus from Hurghada to Luxor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 46°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
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3
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Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Aswan is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Philae Temple, examine the collection at Animalia, don't miss a visit to Seheil Island, and pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Aswan trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Luxor to Aswan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Aswan sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks
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Religious Site
Philae Temple
4.7
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Specialty Museum
Animalia
4.5

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Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Abu Simbel trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Great Sphinx, Pyramids of Giza, &more) and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, and stop by Fair Trade Egypt.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cairo trip itinerary website.

Getting from Abu Simbel to Cairo by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Traveling from Abu Simbel in October, expect nights in Cairo to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Side Trips

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Must see
Walking tours
5.0
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World heritage site
Pyramids of Giza
4.4

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Alexandria

Alexandria ©

Mediterranean's Bride

Known for its turbulent and eventful past, the port city of Alexandria retains a historic charm and atmosphere, boasting thousands of years of Egypt's cultural heritage.
Alexandria is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Fort Qaitbey, admire the landmark architecture of Deir Anba Bishoi, see the interesting displays at Royal Jewelry Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Catherine's Cathedral.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Alexandria journey planner.

Traveling by car from Cairo to Alexandria takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. October in Alexandria sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Alexandria

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Historic Site
Fort Qaitbey
4.0
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Specialty Museum
Royal Jewelry Museum
4.6

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