41 days in Egypt Itinerary

41 days in Egypt Itinerary

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41 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  7​h
1
Sharm El Sheikh
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Taba
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  11​h
3
Marsa Alam
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Hurghada
— 9 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
5
Alexandria
— 6 nights
bus:  2​h
6
Cairo
— 10 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Milan

7
nights
Sharm El Sheikh

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Na'ama Bay and The Heavenly Cathedral. Relax by the water at Shark's Bay Beach and Ras Um Sid. Spend the 2nd (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at SOHO Square, get in on the family fun at Aqua Blue Diving & Water Sports, hunt for treasures at Old Market, and don't miss a visit to Circle Divers.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh travel route planner .

Milan, Italy to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milan to Sharm El Sheikh due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Milan in June, with highs in Sharm El Sheikh at 44°C and lows at 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Taba.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
Scuba & Snorkeling
Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach

2
nights
Taba

Taba ©
Taba is a small Egyptian town near the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): play a few rounds at Taba Heights Golf Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the stunning scenery at Coloured Canyon and then step into the grandiose world of Castle Zaman.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Taba day trip planning tool .

You can take a bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Taba in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in June; daily highs in Taba reach 39°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Taba

#Outdoors, #Golf, #Parks

Side Trip

Coloured Canyon
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Taba Heights Golf Resort ©
Taba Heights Golf Resort
Castle Zaman ©
Castle Zaman
Coloured Canyon ©
Coloured Canyon

6
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Sharm El Luli and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Marsa Mubarak, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elphinstone Reef, and don't miss a visit to Shaab Marsa Alam.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Marsa Alam day trip app .

Getting from Taba to Marsa Alam by combination of bus, flight, and taxi takes about 11 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Taba in June since evenings lows in Marsa Alam dip to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hurghada.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
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Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak
Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef

9
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.
Relax by the water at Sharm El Naga and Habiba Horse. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like El Dahar and Mosque El Mina Masjid. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, buy something for everyone on your list at Senzo Mall, play a few rounds at Madinat Makadi Golf Resort, and head off the coast to Giftun Islands.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hurghada trip maker app .

You can drive from Marsa Alam to Hurghada in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Hurghada can reach 44°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Hurghada

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins
Mahmya Island ©
Mahmya Island

6
nights
Alexandria

Alexandria ©
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.
Get outdoors at Mamoura Beach and Dahab reef. Visit Fort Qaitbey and Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to El Alamein War Cemetery in El Alamein (about 1h 50 min away). Next up on the itinerary: get lost in a book at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, get engrossed in the history at Alexandria National Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Alexandria trip planner .

Getting from Hurghada to Alexandria by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Hurghada in June: high temperatures in Alexandria hover around 35°C and lows are around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Cairo.

Things to do in Alexandria

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

El Alamein War Cemetery, Dahab reef
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Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Mamoura Beach
Mamoura Beach
Pompey's Pillar ©
Pompey's Pillar

10
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Zamalek (Gezira Island) and Mena House. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Egyptian Antiquities Museum and Great Sphinx. Take a break from Cairo with a short trip to Khafre's Pyramid in Giza, about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mohamed Ali Mosque, and stroll through Al-Azhar Park.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cairo day trip site .

You can take a bus from Alexandria to Cairo in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. When traveling from Alexandria in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Cairo, with highs around 40°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Giza
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Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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