31 days in Egypt Itinerary

31 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Sharm El Sheikh
— 4 nights
2
Dahab
— 3 nights
3
Saint Catherine
— 1 night
4
Hurghada
— 5 nights
5
Marsa Alam
— 4 nights
6
Edfu
— 1 night
7
Luxor
— 5 nights
8
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
9
Cairo
— 5 nights

4
nights
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.
Spend the 3rd (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square, admire the local landmark of Soho Square Dancing Fountain, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh day trip planning tool.

San Francisco, USA to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Sharm El Sheikh, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in May, with highs in Sharm El Sheikh at 94°F and lows at 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
Safaris

3
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Spend the 7th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 9th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Hole and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Dahab road trip app.

You can drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May in Dahab, expect temperatures between 94°F during the day and 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Dahab

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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 10th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Sinai.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Catherine travel planning site.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Saint Catherine takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Dahab in May, with highs in Saint Catherine at 83°F and lows at 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai

5
nights
Hurghada

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 11th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: trot along with YallaHorse Riding, head off the coast to Giftun Islands, examine the collection at Selkhet Papyrus, and go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hurghada journey planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Saint Catherine to Hurghada takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Saint Catherine in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Hurghada: highs are around 95°F and lows about 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

4
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.
Marsa Alam is known for wildlife, beaches, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Amore Safari, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elphinstone Reef, explore the gorgeous colors at Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef, and have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Marsa Alam tour website.

Traveling by car from Hurghada to Marsa Alam takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May in Marsa Alam, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Edfu.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak
Shark Diving

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 20th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Tombs of El kab and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Horus.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Edfu using our trip planner.

You can drive from Marsa Alam to Edfu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Marsa Alam in May, you will find days in Edfu are somewhat warmer (102°F), and nights are about the same (73°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Luxor.

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

5
nights
Luxor

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: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, and get all the information you need at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Luxor trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Edfu to Luxor by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In May, daytime highs in Luxor are 102°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Tomb of Queen Nefertari ©
Tomb of Queen Nefertari
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
On the 26th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

Start your trip to Abu Simbel by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Luxor to Abu Simbel by combination of train and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive. In May, daily temperatures in Abu Simbel can reach 103°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

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

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara) and Giza (Pyramids of Giza, Giza Plateau, &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, race across the water with Maktub Travel, stop by Fair Trade Egypt, and shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cairo trip maker tool.

Fly from Abu Simbel to Cairo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Abu Simbel in May, with highs in Cairo at 90°F and lows at 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Giza, Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Highlights from your plan
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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