32 days in Egypt Itinerary

32 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt trip planner

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Cairo
— 5 nights
Drive
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Taba
— 1 night
Drive
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Dahab
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 5 nights
Taxi to Sharm el-Sheikh, Fly to Hurghada
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Hurghada
— 5 nights
Bus
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Luxor
— 6 nights
Drive
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Aswan
— 4 nights
Fly
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Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly

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Cairo

— 5 nights

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: Saqqara (Step Pyramid of Djoser & Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids) and Giza (Bent Pyramid, Pyramids of Giza, &more). Spend the 30th (Sat) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, and stroll around Al-Azhar Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cairo holiday maker.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Cairo. In January in Cairo, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Taba.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Taba

— 1 night
Taba is a small Egyptian town near the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Salah El-Din Castle and then step into the grandiose world of Castle Zaman.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Taba trip planner.

You can drive from Cairo to Taba in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Taba

Historic Sites

Dahab

— 4 nights
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
When in Dahab, make a side trip to see Mount Sinai in Saint Catherine, approximately Saint Catherine away. Spend the 1st (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 4th (Thu) exploring nature at Ras Mohommed National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Blue Hole, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Dahab travel route builder app.

Traveling by car from Taba to Dahab takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Sharm El Sheikh

— 5 nights

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 5th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, admire the local landmark of Soho Square Dancing Fountain, stop by Secret Of Egypt, and buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

Hurghada

— 5 nights
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, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, step off the mainland to explore Giftun Islands, test the waters at Planet Spa at Baron Palace Resort Sahl Hasheesh, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Hurghada day trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Hurghada, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife

Luxor

— 6 nights
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: contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak, take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, explore the ancient world of Colossi of Memnon, and don't miss a visit to Tomb of Queen Nefertari.

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You can take a bus from Hurghada to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Hurghada in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Luxor, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Baths

Aswan

— 4 nights
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 5 min away). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Philae Temple, don't miss a visit to Seheil Island, explore the ancient world of Qubbet el-Hawa, and pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Aswan trip builder website.

Getting from Luxor to Aswan by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In February, daytime highs in Aswan are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Abu Simbel

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

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Traveling by flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February in Abu Simbel, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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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.