31 days in Egypt Itinerary

31 days in Egypt Itinerary

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31 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Cairo
1
Cairo
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h
2
Alexandria
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
3
Saint Catherine
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Dahab
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Sharm El Sheikh
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
6
Hurghada
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Marsa Alam
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
8
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
9
Aswan
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Luxor
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Cairo

4
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, explore the ancient world of Bent Pyramid, explore the activities along Nile River, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Muhammad Ali.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cairo tour itinerary planning website .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Cairo. September in Cairo sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Giza
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum

3
nights
Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Known for its turbulent and eventful past, the port city of Alexandria retains a historic charm and atmosphere, boasting thousands of years of Egypt's cultural heritage.
Take a break from Alexandria with a short trip to El Alamein War Cemetery in El Alamein, about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: get advice or help at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, delve into the distant past at Pompey's Pillar, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and contemplate the long history of The Monastery of St. Macarius.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Alexandria trip itinerary website .

Traveling by bus from Cairo to Alexandria takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Alexandria can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

El Alamein War Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Montazah Gardens ©
Montazah Gardens

2
nights
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 8th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios) and then explore the gorgeous colors at Ras Mohommed National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Catherine's Monastery, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Sinai, and then don't miss a visit to moses pool.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Saint Catherine trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Alexandria to Saint Catherine in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Alexandria in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Saint Catherine, with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios), Ras Mohommed National Park, moses pool
Highlights from your plan
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai
St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery

2
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): Head underground at Blue Hole and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then see the vivid underwater world at Coral Reefs, and then stop by Mahmoud's Massage & Beauty.

Plan my day in Dahab using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Saint Catherine to Dahab takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Saint Catherine in October: high temperatures in Dahab hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs

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.
Sharm El Sheikh is known for nature, wildlife, shopping, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral, admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, and tour the depths of the sea with a submarine tour.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh attractions planning app .

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Sharm El Sheikh, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay

4
nights
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.
Hurghada is known for wildlife, nature, adventure, theme parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina, head off the coast to Giftun Islands, and enjoy some diversion at Lax Gym.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hurghada trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Parks Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins

3
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.
Spend the 21st (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Sharm El Luli, head outdoors with Abu Dabbab Beach, don't miss a visit to Shaab Marsa Alam, and stroll through Marsa Mubarak.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Marsa Alam tour itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Hurghada to Marsa Alam takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. October in Marsa Alam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Scuba & Snorkeling
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
On the 23rd (Wed), steep yourself in history at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, use the Abu Simbel online road trip planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Marsa Alam to Abu Simbel in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Marsa Alam in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Abu Simbel, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

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

3
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Change things up with a short trip to Temple of Kom Ombo in Kom Ombo (about 1h 05 min away). The adventure continues: make a trip to Philae Temple, explore the ancient world of Qubbet el-Hawa, contemplate the long history of Nubian Village, and step off the mainland to explore Jazirat al Malik.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Aswan online day trip planner .

Getting from Abu Simbel to Aswan by combination of flight and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. October in Aswan sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Temple of Kom Ombo
Highlights from your plan
Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo
Animalia ©
Animalia

4
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Change things up with these side-trips from Luxor: Edfu (Temple of Horus at Edfu & Kanais) and Dendera Temple Complex (in Dendera). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak, take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu, delve into the distant past at Colossi of Memnon, and take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Luxor trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Aswan to Luxor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Luxor sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Edfu, Valley of the Queens, Dendera Temple Complex
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

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