31 days in Egypt Itinerary

31 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Sharm El Sheikh
— 4 nights
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Dahab
— 3 nights
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Hurghada
— 5 nights
Drive
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Dendera
— 1 night
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Luxor
— 6 nights
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Aswan
— 4 nights
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Abu Simbel
— 1 night
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Cairo
— 6 nights
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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.
Spend the 2nd (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square, ponder the design of Soho Square Dancing Fountain, pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh travel route planning tool.

Casablanca, Morocco to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Casablanca to Sharm El Sheikh due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Casablanca in December, with highs in Sharm El Sheikh at 28°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

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Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Spend the 6th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Hole, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coral Reefs, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and look for gifts at WICKEDiCANDY.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Dahab journey planner.

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Dahab are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

5
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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.
Spend the 9th (Wed) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. The adventure continues: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and head off the coast to Giftun Islands.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hurghada visit planner.

You can drive from Dahab to Hurghada in 4 hours. Traveling from Dahab in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Hurghada, with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dendera.

Things to do in Hurghada

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

1
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Dendera

On the 14th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Dendera Temple Complex.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Dendera visit site.

Traveling by car from Hurghada to Dendera takes 3 hours. Traveling from Hurghada in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Dendera, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Luxor.

Things to do in Dendera

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

6
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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.
Luxor is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak, pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple, take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxor trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Dendera to Luxor in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Luxor are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Baths · Spas

4
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Aswan

Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Step out of Aswan with an excursion to Temple of Kom Ombo in Kom Ombo--about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Philae Temple, don't miss a visit to Seheil Island, examine the collection at Animalia, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Agilkia Island.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Aswan visit planner.

Drive from Luxor to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Aswan can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

1
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Abu Simbel

Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Abu Simbel online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in Abu Simbel can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 25th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

6
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza, Mohamed Nagy Museum, &more). On the 31st (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, stop by Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, and view the masterpieces at Oum El Dounia Gallery.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cairo tour planning app.

Traveling by flight from Abu Simbel to Cairo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. While traveling from Abu Simbel, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cairo, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.