26 days in Egypt Itinerary

26 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cairo
— 4 nights
2
Luxor
— 5 nights
3
Aswan
— 3 nights
4
Abu Simbel
— 2 nights
5
Marsa Alam
— 3 nights
6
Saint Catherine
— 1 night
7
Dahab
— 2 nights
8
Sharm El Sheikh
— 4 nights

4
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.
Kids will enjoy The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Mosque of Muhammad Ali. Step off the beaten path and head to Step Pyramid of Djoser and Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay. Explore Cairo's surroundings by going to Giza (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, take a stroll through Islamic Cairo, and walk around Al-Azhar Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cairo trip itinerary app.

Sydney, Australia to Cairo is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Cairo. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect Cairo to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Giza, Step Pyramid of Djoser
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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Step Pyramid of Djoser ©
Step Pyramid of Djoser
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza

5
nights
Luxor

Luxor
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Luxor Museum and Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Temple of Horus and Avenue of Sphinxes. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak, get all the information you need at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, explore the ancient world of Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina), and make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Luxor trip builder site.

Getting from Cairo to Luxor by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cairo in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Temple of Horus
Highlights from your plan
Luxor Museum
Luxor Museum
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu
Temple of Horus ©
Temple of Horus

3
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Appreciate the collections at Nubian Museum and Animalia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at New Kalabsha and Qubbet el-Hawa. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Philae Temple, delve into the distant past at Monastery of St. Simeon, take an in-depth tour of Nile Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral.

Plan trip to Aswan with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Luxor to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum
Animalia ©
Animalia
Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple

2
nights
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Abu Simbel online travel planner.

Fly from Aswan to Abu Simbel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Abu Simbel can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You'll set off for Marsa Alam on the 16th (Sat).

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

3
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 off the beaten path and head to Marsa Shoona Bay and Astronomy Center. Family-friendly places like Sharm El Luli and El Qulan Mangrove Forest will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marsa Mubarak and kick back and relax at Gebel El Rosas.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Marsa Alam trip itinerary planning app.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Abu Simbel to Marsa Alam in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Abu Simbel in October, expect nights in Marsa Alam to be about the same, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
El Qulan Mangrove Forest ©
El Qulan Mangrove Forest
Marsa Shoona Bay ©
Marsa Shoona Bay
Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): steep yourself in history at St. Catherine's Monastery and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mount Sinai.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, read Saint Catherine day trip site.

You can fly from Marsa Alam to Saint Catherine in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Marsa Alam in October, with highs in Saint Catherine at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai

2
nights
Dahab

Dahab ©
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 21st (Thu), trot along with a tour on horseback and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): get outside with Blue Lagoon, thenhead outdoors with Three Pools, and then take in the exciting artwork at WICKEDiCANDY.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dahab driving holiday app.

Getting from Saint Catherine to Dahab by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Saint Catherine in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Dahab: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Spas Tours
Highlights from your plan
Three Pools ©
Three Pools
Spas
Horseback Riding Tours

4
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.
Family-friendly places like The Heavenly Cathedral and Dolphina Park will thrill your kids. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to El Fanar and King Tut Museum. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ras Um Sid, cool off at Cleo Park Sharm Elsheikh, ponder the design of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, and enjoy the sand and surf at Shark's Bay Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Heavenly Cathedral ©
The Heavenly Cathedral
Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid
El Fanar ©
El Fanar

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