32 days in Egypt Itinerary

32 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt travel planner

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Fly
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Giza
— 2 nights
Taxi
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Cairo
— 3 nights
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Train to Aswan, Ferry to Wadi Halfa, Drive to Abu Simbel
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Abu Simbel
— 2 nights
Drive
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Aswan
— 4 nights
Train
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Luxor
— 4 nights
Fly
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Marsa Alam
— 6 nights
Fly
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Dahab
— 3 nights
Bus to Sharm El-Sheikh, Bus to Alexandria
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Alexandria
— 3 nights
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Giza

— 2 nights
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Ahmed Shawki Museum (Karmat Ibn Hani'). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre, view the masterpieces at Sondos Papyrus, and then appreciate the history behind Statue of Ramses II.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Giza trip itinerary planning site.

Paris, France to Giza is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Paris to Giza, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Paris in April, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Giza: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 19°C at night. On the 16th (Fri), you're off to Cairo.

Things to do in Giza

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Cairo

— 3 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 hidden gems such as Mosque of Ibn Tulun and Greek Orthodox Church of St. George (Mari Girgis). Museum-lovers will appreciate The Coptic Museum and Oum El Dounia Gallery. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cairo tour itinerary builder.

Cairo is just a short distance from Giza. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Shopping

Abu Simbel

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Abu Simbel trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Fly from Cairo to Abu Simbel in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cairo in April: highs in Abu Simbel hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 22°C. You'll set off for Aswan on the 23rd (Fri).

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Aswan

— 4 nights
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
You'll explore and learn at Animalia and Nile Museum. Visit Monastery of St. Simeon and Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Aswan Market, make a trip to Seheil Island, see human ingenuity at work at Aswan High Dam, and take in the spiritual surroundings of El-Tabia Mosque.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Aswan road trip planning website.

You can fly from Abu Simbel to Aswan in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In April, daytime highs in Aswan are 42°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Luxor

— 4 nights
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 Tomb of Merenptah and Temple of Amun. Your inner history buff will appreciate Corniche and Tomb of Sennedjem. And it doesn't end there: stop by Habiba Gallery, delve into the distant past at Tomb of Amonherkhopeshef, indulge in some personalized pampering at The Spa at Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa, and examine the collection at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Luxor day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Aswan to Luxor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to fly to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Marsa Alam

— 6 nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Marsa Shoona Bay and El Qulan Mangrove Forest. Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Vivasub diving center. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Gebel El Rosas, slough off your stress at Turkish baths, and take an in-depth tour of Astronomy Center.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Marsa Alam trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Luxor to Marsa Alam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Luxor in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Marsa Alam: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 28°C at night. On the 7th (Fri), you'll travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Dahab

— 3 nights
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Get outdoors at Ras Mohommed National Park and Safaris. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to WICKEDiCANDY and Spas. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Blue Realm Diving Dahab.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Dahab itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Marsa Alam to Dahab takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Dahab are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Alexandria.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Alexandria

— 3 nights

Mediterranean's Bride

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like El Qaed Ibrahim Mosque and St. Catherine's Cathedral. Head to Orouba Mall and CREDOfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at El Kobba El Samaweya, take a stroll through ElMadina Arts, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, and kick back and relax at Mamoura Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Alexandria day trip website.

Getting from Dahab to Alexandria by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dahab in May, things will get a bit cooler in Alexandria: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Spas · Parks · Museums

Egypt travel guide

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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.