30 days in Egypt Itinerary

30 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Cairo
— 3 nights
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Luxor
— 5 nights
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Edfu
— 1 night
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Aswan
— 1 night
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Marsa Alam
— 4 nights
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Saint Catherine
— 1 night
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Dahab
— 3 nights
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 6 nights
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Hurghada
— 5 nights

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Cairo

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Coptic Cairo and Al-Azhar Park. Appreciate the collections at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Oum El Dounia Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza) and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara). And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, stop by Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, and view the masterpieces at Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cairo trip itinerary maker website.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Cairo. In January in Cairo, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Coptic Cairo ©
Coptic Cairo

5
nights
Luxor

Luxor
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Medinet Habu and Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina). Get a sense of the local culture at Temple of Karnak and Valley of the Kings. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Shop Sandouk, make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, and get all the information you need at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Luxor tour builder website.

Fly from Cairo to Luxor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairo in January, you will find days in Luxor are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are little chillier (8°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Edfu.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tomb of Ramses VI
Tomb of Ramses VI
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu
Avenue of Sphinxes ©
Avenue of Sphinxes

1
night
Edfu

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 10th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Tombs of El kab and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Horus.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Edfu trip itinerary maker tool.

You can take a train from Luxor to Edfu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Edfu are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Aswan.

Things to do in Edfu

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Horus ©
Temple of Horus
Tombs of El kab ©
Tombs of El kab

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Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
On the 11th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Animalia, get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Aswan travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Edfu to Aswan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. January in Aswan sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Aswan

Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Animalia ©
Animalia
Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum

4
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shark Diving and Abu Dabbab Beach. Visiting Elphinstone Reef and Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Marsa Shoona Bay, get outside with Vivasub diving center, and stroll through Sataya Reef.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Marsa Alam tour itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Aswan to Marsa Alam in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Marsa Alam when traveling from Aswan in January, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef
Marsa Shoona Bay ©
Marsa Shoona Bay

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): contemplate the long history of St. Catherine's Monastery and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Sinai.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Catherine trip itinerary maker site.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Marsa Alam to Saint Catherine in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Marsa Alam in January, things will get little chillier in Saint Catherine: highs are around 17°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

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

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Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Coral Reefs and Blue Lagoon. Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at WICKEDiCANDY.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Dahab trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Saint Catherine to Dahab takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Saint Catherine in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Dahab, with highs around 26°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

6
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and El Fanar. We've included these beaches for you: Na'ama Bay and Ras Um Sid. Next up on the itinerary: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, stop by Mall Darya, admire the landmark architecture of Al Mustafa Mosque, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh road trip planning website.

Drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Shopping · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Shark Diving
Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Mosque El Mina Masjid and Selkhet Papyrus. Take a break from the city and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Horseback Riding Tours. There's still lots to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Carless Reef, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and pause for some serene contemplation at Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hurghada route maker.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Hurghada. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Parasailing & Paragliding
Carless Reef ©
Carless Reef

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