52 days in Egypt Itinerary

52 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt trip planner

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Fly
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Cairo
— 7 nights
Drive
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Alexandria
— 6 nights
Fly
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 6 nights
Drive
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Dahab
— 4 nights
Fly
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Marsa Alam
— 6 nights
Taxi to Aswan, Fly to Abu Simbel
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Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly
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Aswan
— 5 nights
Drive
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Luxor
— 7 nights
Drive
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Dendera
— 1 night
Drive
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Hurghada
— 7 nights
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Cairo

— 7 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Giza (Pyramids of Giza, Giza Plateau, &more) and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara). Spend the 26th (Fri) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, stroll around Al-Azhar Park, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, and take in the exciting artwork at Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cairo trip app.

Seattle, USA to Cairo is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from Seattle in March, you will find days in Cairo are much hotter (77°F), and nights are a bit warmer (59°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 20 — 27:

Alexandria

— 6 nights

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: explore the world behind art at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, admire the landmark architecture of St. Catherine's Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Pompey's Pillar, and delve into the distant past at Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Alexandria vacation planning app.

You can drive from Cairo to Alexandria in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairo in March: highs in Alexandria hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 27 — Apr 2:

Sharm El Sheikh

— 6 nights

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.
Spend the 3rd (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, admire the landmark architecture of Al Mustafa Mosque, pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral, and kick back and relax at Ras Um Sid.

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Fly from Alexandria to Sharm El Sheikh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Alexandria in April; daily highs in Sharm El Sheikh reach 88°F and lows reach 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 8:

Dahab

— 4 nights
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Change things up with a short trip to Ain Khudra in Nuweiba (about 1h 10 min away). Spend the 9th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 12th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Blue Hole, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and stroll through Coral Reefs.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Dahab road trip planning site.

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Dahab are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 12:

Marsa Alam

— 6 nights
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 15th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Amore Safari, get engrossed in the history at Astronomy Center, kick back and relax at Marsa Mubarak, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Marsa Alam trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dahab to Marsa Alam takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. April in Marsa Alam sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 69°F at night. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 18:

Abu Simbel

— 1 night
On the 19th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Abu Simbel trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Marsa Alam to Abu Simbel takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Marsa Alam in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Abu Simbel: temperatures range from 94°F by day to 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 19:
Highlights from your trip

Aswan

— 5 nights
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Step out of Aswan to go to Kom Ombo and see Temple of Kom Ombo, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Philae Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Agilkia Island, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Animalia.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Aswan day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Abu Simbel to Aswan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daytime highs in Aswan are 97°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 19 — 24:

Luxor

— 7 nights
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: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, appreciate the history behind Colossi of Memnon, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, and make a trip to Tomb of Queen Nefertari.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Luxor trip planner.

You can drive from Aswan to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. April in Luxor sees daily highs of 95°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dendera.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 24 — May 1:

Dendera

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): delve into the distant past at Dendera Temple Complex.

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Traveling by car from Luxor to Dendera takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 102°F in May, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Dendera

Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 1 — 2:
Highlights from your trip

Hurghada

— 7 nights
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.
Spend the 3rd (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and pause for some serene contemplation at Mosque El Mina Masjid.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Hurghada road trip planning app.

Drive from Dendera to Hurghada in 3 hours. When traveling from Dendera in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hurghada: temperatures range from 95°F by day to 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay May 2 — 9:

Egypt travel guide

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Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Monuments
Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.