35 days in Egypt Itinerary

35 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt attractions planner

Make it your trip
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Abu Simbel
— 1 day
Fly
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Aswan
— 5 nights
Drive
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Luxor
— 6 nights
Bus
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Hurghada
— 5 nights
Fly to Sharm el-Sheikh, Taxi to Sharm El Sheikh
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 5 nights
Drive
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Dahab
— 4 nights
Drive
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Taba
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cairo
— 7 nights

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Abu Simbel

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Abu Simbel route builder site.

Cairo to Abu Simbel is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. When traveling from Cairo in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Abu Simbel, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Aswan

— 5 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). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Philae Temple, get a dose of the wild on Adoro viajar a Egipto, get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum, and explore the ancient world of Qubbet el-Hawa.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Aswan tour itinerary planning website.

Fly from Abu Simbel to Aswan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daily temperatures in Aswan can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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: steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak, delve into the distant past at Tomb of Ramses VI, pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Queen Nefertari, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Luxor trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Aswan to Luxor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Aswan in January, Luxor is slightly colder at night with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · 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: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina, test the waters at Planet Spa at Baron Palace Resort Sahl Hasheesh, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hurghada road trip planning website.

Take a bus from Luxor to Hurghada in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daily temperatures in Hurghada can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

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 11th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral, and ponder the design of Soho Square Dancing Fountain.

To find out how to plan a trip to Sharm El Sheikh, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or ride a ferry. February in Sharm El Sheikh sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping

Dahab

— 4 nights
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Step out of Dahab with an excursion to Mount Sinai in Saint Catherine--about 1h 40 min away. Spend the 16th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: Head underground at Blue Hole, head outdoors with Three Pools, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coral Reefs, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Dahab trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. February in Dahab sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Taba.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Taba

— 2 nights
Taba is a small Egyptian town near the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. On the 20th (Sat), play a few rounds at Taba Heights Golf Resort and then step into the grandiose world of Salah El-Din Castle. Keep things going the next day: hike along Wishwashi Canyon and then explore the historical opulence of Castle Zaman.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Taba trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Taba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Cairo.

Things to do in Taba

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Golf · Trails

Cairo

— 7 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Saqqara (Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids & Step Pyramid of Djoser) and Giza (Pyramids of Giza, Great Sphinx, &more). Spend the 28th (Sun) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, explore the activities along Nile River, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, and wander the streets of Islamic Cairo.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cairo day trip planning website.

Getting from Taba to Cairo by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Cairo can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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.