30 days in Egypt Itinerary

30 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt travel planner

Make it your trip
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Aswan
— 4 nights
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Luxor
— 4 nights
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Marsa Alam
— 6 nights
Fly
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Dahab
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 6 nights
Taxi to Sharm el-Sheikh, Fly to Hurghada
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Hurghada
— 4 nights
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Aswan

— 4 nights
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Temple of Kom Ombo and Unfinished Obelisk. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nubian Museum and Nubian Village. When in Aswan, make a side trip to see Nile River in Cairo, approximately Cairo away. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Elephantine Island, contemplate the long history of Philae Temple, explore the ancient world of Thebes, and pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Aswan online trip planner.

Seoul, South Korea to Aswan is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from Seoul to Aswan, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Aswan is warmer than Seoul - with highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Luxor

— 4 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Explore hidden gems such as Medinet Habu and Avenue of Sphinxes. Popular historic sites such as Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina) and Tomb of Merenptah are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Valley of the Nobles, look for gifts at Bait El Ainy, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, and contemplate the long history of Howard Carter House.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxor trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Aswan to Luxor by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Luxor when traveling from Aswan in January, with lows around 8°C. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Shark Diving and Marsa Shoona Bay. Get in touch with nature at Abu Dabbab Beach and Elphinstone Reef. Spend the 16th (Sun) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Sataya Reef, enjoy the sand and surf at Gebel El Rosas, make a trip to Shaab Marsa Alam, and take an in-depth tour of Astronomy Center.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Marsa Alam trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Marsa Alam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Marsa Alam when traveling from Luxor in January, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Dahab.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Dahab

— 3 nights
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Catherine's Monastery and Safaris. When in Dahab, make a side trip to see Castle Zaman in Taba, approximately Taba away. There's more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Reefs.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Dahab holiday planner.

You can fly from Marsa Alam to Dahab in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. In January, daytime highs in Dahab are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Heavenly Cathedral and St Catherine Shop. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Shark Diving. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Ras Um Sid, don't miss a visit to Soho Square Dancing Fountain, go deep with a submarine tour, and bet on your favorite at Ghibli Raceway.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh route site.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Hurghada

— 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Carless Reef and Sharm El Naga. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mosque El Mina Masjid and Sand City. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through El Dahar, have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, stop by Evolution Egypt, and cool off at Makadi Water World.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hurghada tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Hurghada when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in January, with lows around 13°C. On the 1st (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Hurghada

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks

Egypt travel guide

4.5
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.