31 days in Egypt Itinerary

31 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Start: Sharm El Sheikh
1
Sharm El Sheikh
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Dahab
— 4 nights
+5
Bus + Drive + Ferry + Drive + Fly + Taxi:  3 h 15 min
3
Marsa Alam
— 4 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
4
El Gouna
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Aswan
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Luxor
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
7
Cairo
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  1 h 45 min
End: Sharm El Sheikh

5
nights
Sharm El Sheikh

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.
Shop till you drop at Mall Darya and Na'ama Bay. Get some cultural insight at Coptic Orthodox Church and St Catherine Shop. Spend the 4th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Ras Um Sid, take an in-depth tour of King Tut Museum, browse the different shops at SOHO Square, and stroll through Mangrove Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Sharm El Sheikh. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid
Coptic Orthodox Church ©
Coptic Orthodox Church
The Heavenly Cathedral ©
The Heavenly Cathedral

4
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Mount Sinai and St. Catherine's Monastery will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Coral Reefs and Safaris. Take a break from Dahab with a short trip to Ain Khudra in Nuweiba, about 1h 15 min away. Spend the 8th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: browse the exhibits of WICKEDiCANDY and head outdoors with Blue Lagoon.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Dahab holiday maker app.

You can drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Dahab can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Saint Catherine, Ain Khudra
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Abu Dabbab Beach and Elphinstone Reef. Relax by the water at Marsa Shoona Bay and El Qulan Mangrove Forest. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Emperor Divers Marsa Alam, make a trip to Shaab Marsa Alam, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sataya Reef, and kick back and relax at Gebel El Rosas.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Marsa Alam online trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus, ferry, flight, and taxi from Dahab to Marsa Alam in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in January, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to El Gouna.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Abu Dabbab Beach ©
Abu Dabbab Beach
Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef
Emperor Divers Marsa Alam ©
Emperor Divers Marsa Alam

5
nights
El Gouna

El Gouna ©
Nestled on the Red Sea Riviera, the resort of El Gouna offers tourists a variety of hotels, beaches, shops, activities, and numerous other amenities all in one place.
Get in touch with nature at Careless Reef and Red Sea Dolphin. Do your shopping at Super Naturals and Spices. Explore El Gouna's surroundings by going to Hurghada (Sharm El Naga, Eastern (Arabian) Desert, &more). It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Zeytuna Beach and take a pleasant ride with Habiba Horse.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the El Gouna route app.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Marsa Alam to El Gouna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Aswan.

Things to do in El Gouna

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Hurghada
Highlights from your plan
Sharm El Naga ©
Sharm El Naga
Careless Reef ©
Careless Reef
Zeytuna Beach ©
Zeytuna Beach

3
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Nubian Museum and Animalia. Temple of Kom Ombo and Nubian Village are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Unfinished Obelisk, admire the natural beauty at Aswan Botanical Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El-Tabia Mosque, and head off the coast to Elephantine Island.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Aswan online tour planner.

Fly from El Gouna to Aswan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. January in Aswan sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Temple of Kom Ombo
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo
Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Medinet Habu and Tomb of Ramses VI. Temple of Karnak and Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Avenue of Sphinxes, delve into the distant past at Tomb of Ramses III, steep yourself in history at Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina), and get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Luxor day trip planner.

You can drive from Aswan to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Aswan in January, Luxor is little chillier at night with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

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

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Khafre's Pyramid and Mosque of Muhammad Ali. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pyramids of Giza and Coptic Cairo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Great Sphinx (in Giza) and Meidum Pyramid (in El Wasta). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), and make a trip to Tahrir Square.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Cairo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Luxor in January, expect nights in Cairo to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Giza, Meidum Pyramid
Highlights from your plan
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Khafre's Pyramid ©
Khafre's Pyramid
Mosque of Muhammad Ali ©
Mosque of Muhammad Ali

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