42 days in Egypt Itinerary

42 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Cairo
— 3 nights
2
Alexandria
— 2 nights
3
Saint Catherine
— 3 nights
4
Taba
— 2 nights
5
Dahab
— 4 nights
6
Sharm El Sheikh
— 7 nights
7
Hurghada
— 7 nights
8
Marsa Alam
— 6 nights
9
Abu Simbel
— 1 day
10
Aswan
— 3 nights
11
Luxor
— 3 nights

3
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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 Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre. Get a sense of the local culture at Coptic Cairo and Cairo Citadel. There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Cairo Festival City Mall, browse the eclectic array of goods at Birqash Camel Market (Souq al-Gamaal), take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and browse the exhibits of Townhouse Gallery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cairo travel route planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Cairo. In July, daytime highs in Cairo are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

2
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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, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Deir Anba Bishoi, then pause 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

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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.
Get some cultural insight at St. Catherine's Monastery and Daedalus Reef Lighthouse. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mount Sinai 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 combination of flight and taxi 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

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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.

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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 · Outdoors · Golf

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
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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 Blue Hole. Step off the beaten path and head to Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Ain Khudra. Go for a jaunt from Dahab to Nuweiba to see Scuba & Snorkeling about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Dahab trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Taba to Dahab in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 44°C, and evening lows 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 · Wildlife

Side Trip

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

7
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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: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at King Tut Museum, stop by Secret Of Egypt, and get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

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 travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Mangrove Beach
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Shark Diving
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid

7
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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.
Visiting Parasailing & Paragliding and Speed Boats Tours will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sharm El Naga and Horseback Riding 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. And it doesn't end there: see the vivid underwater world at Carless Reef, step off the mainland to explore Omo Gamaar, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and cool off at Jungle Aqua Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hurghada trip site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. In July in Hurghada, expect temperatures between 45°C during the day and 33°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Carless Reef ©
Carless Reef
Speed Boats Tours

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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 Marsa Mubarak. Get in touch with nature at Elphinstone Reef and Sharm El Luli. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Seaworld Diving Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Marsa Shoona Bay, take an in-depth tour of Astronomy Center, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Gebel El Rosas.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Marsa Alam trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Hurghada to Marsa Alam by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Hurghada in July: highs in Marsa Alam hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can 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

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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

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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 Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Animalia and Nubian Museum. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Elephantine Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of El-Tabia Mosque, explore the ancient world of Qubbet el-Hawa, and stroll around Feryal Garden.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Aswan road trip site.

You can fly from Abu Simbel to Aswan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Aswan are 50°C, while nighttime lows are 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Temple of Kom Ombo
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Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo
Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum
Animalia ©
Animalia

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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 Howard Carter House. 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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