42 days in Egypt Itinerary

42 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Start: Cairo
1
Cairo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Alexandria
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Saint Catherine
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Taba
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Dahab
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Sharm El Sheikh
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Hurghada
— 7 nights
Drive:  4 h
8
Marsa Alam
— 6 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6 h 15 min
9
Abu Simbel
— 1 day
Fly:  1 h 15 min
10
Aswan
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
11
Luxor
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 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.
You'll explore and learn at Musee de la Barque Solaire and Oum El Dounia Gallery. Get a sense of the local culture at Coptic Cairo and Townhouse Gallery. The adventure continues: browse the different shops at Cairo Festival City Mall, admire the striking features of Cairo Citadel, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Birqash Camel Market (Souq al-Gamaal).

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairo travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Cairo. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Giza
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Cairo Festival City Mall ©
Cairo Festival City Mall
Safaris
Coptic Cairo ©
Coptic Cairo

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Alexandria National Museum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Deir Anba Bishoi, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, and finally get your bearings at Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of El Kobba El Samaweya, examine the collection at Royal Jewelry Museum, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Carrefour City Center.

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Traveling by car from Cairo to Alexandria takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Cairo in July, expect nights in Alexandria to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are little chillier, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Alexandria

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Royal Jewelry Museum ©
Royal Jewelry Museum
El Kobba El Samaweya
El Kobba El Samaweya

3
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at St. Catherine's Monastery and Mount Sinai. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Daedalus Reef Lighthouse and St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ras Mohommed National Park, explore the gorgeous colors at Jackson Reef, and get a sense of history and politics at The Cascades at Soma Bay.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Saint Catherine travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Alexandria to Saint Catherine takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Saint Catherine when traveling from Alexandria in July, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Taba.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Red Sea and Sinai, Ras Mohommed National Park
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Ras Mohommed National Park ©
Ras Mohommed National Park
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai
St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery

2
nights
Taba

Taba ©
Taba is a small Egyptian town near the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Coloured Canyon and then tee off at Taba Heights Golf Resort. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Castle Zaman and then step into the grandiose world of Salah El-Din Castle.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Taba vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Saint Catherine to Taba in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Dahab.

Things to do in Taba

Historic Sites Golf Outdoors

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Escape the urban bustle at Coral Reefs and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Visit Coral Island and Ain Khudra for their historical value. Take a break from Dahab with a short trip to Scuba & Snorkeling in Nuweiba, about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: stop by Mahmoud's Massage & Beauty, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Hole.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Dahab tour itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Taba to Dahab takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Dahab can reach 44°C, while at night they dip to 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Nuweiba
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

7
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Submarine Tours. Visiting Shark Diving and Ras Um Sid will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Coptic Orthodox Church, stop by Secret Of Egypt, get engrossed in the history at King Tut Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mangrove Beach.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh travel planner.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Sharm El Sheikh, expect temperatures between 44°C during the day and 34°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Shark Diving
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid

7
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.
Visiting Parasailing & Paragliding and Careless Reef will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sharm El Naga and Speed Boats Tours. Spend the 24th (Wed) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 27th (Sat) at Makadi Water World. There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, trot along with a tour on horseback, explore the gorgeous colors at Omo Gamaar, and cool off at Jungle Aqua Park.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hurghada trip planning website.

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Hurghada are 45°C, while nighttime lows are 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Careless Reef ©
Careless Reef
Speed Boats Tours

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Abu Dabbab Beach and Seaworld Diving Center. Get in touch with nature at Elphinstone Reef and Sharm El Luli. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marsa Shoona Bay, kick back and relax at Marsa Mubarak, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take an in-depth tour of Astronomy Center.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Marsa Alam trip builder app.

Drive from Hurghada to Marsa Alam in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Hurghada in July, expect nights in Marsa Alam to be about the same, around 32°C, while days are little chillier, around 41°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Abu Dabbab Beach ©
Abu Dabbab Beach
Seaworld Diving Center ©
Seaworld Diving Center
Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef

1
day
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
On the 5th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Abu Simbel road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Marsa Alam to Abu Simbel takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Marsa Alam in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Abu Simbel, with highs around 50°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 33°C. On the 5th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

3
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Popular historic sites such as Temple of Kom Ombo and El-Tabia Mosque are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Animalia and Nubian Museum. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Elephantine Island, explore the ancient world of Monastery of St. Simeon, stroll around Feryal Garden, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Aswan trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Abu Simbel to Aswan in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 50°C, and evening lows to 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Temple of Kom Ombo
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Elephantine Island ©
Elephantine Island
Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo
Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum

3
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Do your shopping at Caravanserai and Imhotep Alabaster Luxor. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Karnak Open Air Museum and Tomb of Merenptah. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II), don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and appreciate the history behind Tomb of Queen Nefertari.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Luxor trip planner.

Drive from Aswan to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 49°C in August, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Tomb of Queen Nefertari ©
Tomb of Queen Nefertari
Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II)
Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II)
Tomb of Merenptah
Tomb of Merenptah

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