28 days in Egypt Itinerary

28 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Cairo
— 7 nights
Fly
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Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly
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Kom Ombo
— 1 night
Drive
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Edfu
— 1 night
Train
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Luxor
— 8 nights
Fly to Sharm el-Sheikh, Taxi to Saint Catherine
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Saint Catherine
— 1 night
Drive
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 7 nights
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Cairo

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.
Let the collections at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Oum El Dounia Gallery capture your imagination. Pyramids of Giza and Mosque of Muhammad Ali are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Giza (Bent Pyramid, Great Sphinx, &more) and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Coptic Cairo, wander the streets of Islamic Cairo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, and stroll around Al-Azhar Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cairo road trip tool.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Cairo is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Cairo, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sao Paulo in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cairo, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

1
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Abu Simbel

Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Abu Simbel itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Cairo to Abu Simbel in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. Traveling from Cairo in April, expect nights in Abu Simbel to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 40°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kom Ombo.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

1
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Kom Ombo

Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Temple of Kom Ombo.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kom Ombo day trip planner.

You can fly from Abu Simbel to Kom Ombo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April in Kom Ombo, expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Edfu.

Things to do in Kom Ombo

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

1
night
Edfu

Edfu is an Egyptian city, located on the west bank of the Nile River between Esna and Aswan, with a population of approximately sixty thousand people. On the 30th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Temple of Horus and then explore the ancient world of Kanais.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Edfu road trip planning app.

Getting from Kom Ombo to Edfu by car takes about 1.5 hours. April in Edfu sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Luxor.

Things to do in Edfu

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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Luxor

A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Visit Temple of Karnak and Tomb of Ramses VI for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Luxor Museum and Karnak Open Air Museum. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenue of Sphinxes, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abu El-Hagag Mosque, pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple, and explore the ancient world of Valley of the Nobles.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxor online route builder.

Take a train from Edfu to Luxor in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. April in Luxor sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

1
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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 9th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Serabit el-Khadim Mountain and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Sinai.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Saint Catherine trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Luxor to Saint Catherine in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Luxor in May, expect Saint Catherine to be slightly colder, temps between 33°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

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Sharm El Sheikh

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Heavenly Cathedral and Al Mustafa Mosque. Step out of Sharm El Sheikh with an excursion to Coral Reefs in Dahab--about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, see Off-Road Tours, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at St Catherine Shop, and pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Victims of Plane Crash of Boeing 737.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh holiday planner.

You can drive from Saint Catherine to Sharm El Sheikh in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Saint Catherine in May: high temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh hover around 40°C and lows are around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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.