35 days in Egypt Itinerary

35 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cairo
— 2 nights
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 6 nights
3
Dahab
— 2 nights
4
Saint Catherine
— 2 nights
5
Marsa Alam
— 4 nights
6
Hurghada
— 6 nights
7
Luxor
— 6 nights
8
Aswan
— 4 nights

2
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.
Mosque of Muhammad Ali and Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Musee de la Barque Solaire and Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River, partake in some friendly competition at The Horror House, walk around Al-Azhar Park, and look for gifts at Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cairo itinerary planner.

Dunedin, New Zealand to Cairo is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -10 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
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Musee de la Barque Solaire ©
Musee de la Barque Solaire
Mosque of Muhammad Ali ©
Mosque of Muhammad Ali
Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay ©
Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay

6
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Al Mustafa Mosque and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get some cultural insight at The Heavenly Cathedral and St Catherine Shop. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ras Um Sid, head outdoors with San Marino Water Sports, get your game on at Ice Rink, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Coptic Orthodox Church.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh trip app.

You can fly from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in Sharm El Sheikh. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks
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Al Mustafa Mosque ©
Al Mustafa Mosque
Coptic Orthodox Church ©
Coptic Orthodox Church
The Heavenly Cathedral ©
The Heavenly Cathedral

2
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 2nd (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at WICKEDiCANDY and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Reefs.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Dahab online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Dahab can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs

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 4th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Sinai. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Catherine's Monastery.

To find ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Saint Catherine tour planner.

Getting from Dahab to Saint Catherine by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Dahab in October, expect Saint Catherine to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. On the 5th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai
St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Abu Dabbab Beach and Marsa Shoona Bay. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Elphinstone Reef, meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, take an in-depth tour of Astronomy Center, and slough off your stress at Turkish baths.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Marsa Alam planning tool.

You can fly from Saint Catherine to Marsa Alam in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In October, Marsa Alam is a bit warmer than Saint Catherine - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hurghada.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Abu Dabbab Beach ©
Abu Dabbab Beach
Marsa Shoona Bay ©
Marsa Shoona Bay
Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef

6
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.
Popular historic sites such as Mosque El Mina Masjid and Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sand City and Selkhet Papyrus. Next up on the itinerary: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, see Off-Road Tours, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and visit Mini Egypt Park.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hurghada trip planner.

You can drive from Marsa Alam to Hurghada in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. October in Hurghada sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Spas
Mosque El Mina Masjid ©
Mosque El Mina Masjid

6
nights
Luxor

Luxor
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Explore hidden gems such as Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina) and Tomb of Ramses III. Museum-lovers will get to explore Luxor Museum and Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum. Go for a jaunt from Luxor to Edfu to see Temple of Horus about 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: get answers to all your questions at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, don't miss a visit to Nubian House Cultural Centre, delve into the distant past at Valley of the Queens, and browse the collection at Libreria Aboudi Bookstore.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Luxor route website.

Traveling by bus from Hurghada to Luxor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Temple of Horus
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Tomb of Ramses III
Tomb of Ramses III
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu
Temple of Horus ©
Temple of Horus

4
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Get some historical perspective at Temple of Kom Ombo and Qubbet el-Hawa. Animalia and Nubian Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Elephantine Island and see human ingenuity at work at Aswan High Dam.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Aswan journey maker site.

Traveling by car from Luxor to Aswan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October in Aswan, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aswan

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Temple of Kom Ombo
Highlights from your plan
Animalia ©
Animalia
Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo
Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum

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