36 days in Egypt Itinerary

36 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cairo
— 4 nights
2
Taba
— 1 night
3
Dahab
— 4 nights
4
Sharm El Sheikh
— 5 nights
5
Hurghada
— 5 nights
6
Marsa Alam
— 5 nights
7
Dendera
— 1 night
8
Luxor
— 5 nights
9
Edfu
— 1 night
10
Aswan
— 3 nights
11
Abu Simbel
— 1 night

4
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara) and Giza (Pyramids of Giza, Giza Plateau, &more). Spend the 17th (Fri) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, stroll around Al-Azhar Park, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, and look for gifts at Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cairo trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Cairo. In July, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Taba.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Giza, Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza

1
night
Taba

Taba
Taba is a small Egyptian town near the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Salah El-Din Castle and then explore the historical opulence of Castle Zaman.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Taba online visit planner.

Drive from Cairo to Taba in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Taba

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Salah El-Din Castle
Salah El-Din Castle
Castle Zaman ©
Castle Zaman

4
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Spend the 19th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 22nd (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Hole, take in the exciting artwork at WICKEDiCANDY, explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Reefs, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Dahab vacation planning website.

You can drive from Taba to Dahab in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 44°C, and evening lows to 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

5
nights
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.
Spend the 23rd (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: browse the different shops at SOHO Square, browse the exhibits of St Catherine Shop, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh journey planner.

Getting from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 44°C in July, and nighttime lows around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
Safaris

5
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.
Spend the 28th (Tue) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's still lots to do: go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina, see the interesting displays at Selkhet Papyrus, step off the mainland to explore Mahmya Island, and get outside with Oxygen Red Sea Hurghada.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hurghada vacation site.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Hurghada are 45°C, while nighttime lows are 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hurghada Marina ©
Hurghada Marina
Mahmya Island ©
Mahmya Island

5
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.
Spend the 3rd (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Sharm El Luli, enjoy the sand and surf at El Qulan Mangrove Forest, get outside with Abu Dabbab Beach, and explore the gorgeous colors at Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Marsa Alam trip planner.

Getting from Hurghada to Marsa Alam by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Hurghada in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Marsa Alam, with highs around 42°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dendera.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Scuba & Snorkeling
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak

1
night
Dendera

Dendera
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Dendera Temple Complex.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Dendera itinerary website.

You can drive from Marsa Alam to Dendera in 5 hours. When traveling from Marsa Alam in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Dendera: temperatures range from 49°C by day to 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Dendera

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dendera Temple Complex
Dendera Temple Complex

5
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
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: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Queens, get answers to all your questions at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, and get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxor holiday planner.

Drive from Dendera to Luxor in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 49°C in August, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Edfu.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Tomb of Queen Nefertari ©
Tomb of Queen Nefertari
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

1
night
Edfu

Edfu ©
Edfu is an Egyptian city, located on the west bank of the Nile River between Esna and Aswan, with a population of approximately sixty thousand people. On the 13th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Tombs of El kab and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Horus.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Edfu travel route planner.

Getting from Luxor to Edfu by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 49°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Aswan.

Things to do in Edfu

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Horus ©
Temple of Horus
Tombs of El kab ©
Tombs of El kab

3
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Step out of Aswan with an excursion to Temple of Kom Ombo in Kom Ombo--about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Philae Temple, make a trip to Seheil Island, see the interesting displays at Animalia, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral.

Plan trip to Aswan with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can take a train from Edfu to Aswan in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, daily temperatures in Aswan can reach 50°C, while at night they dip to 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Temple of Kom Ombo
Highlights from your plan
Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo
Animalia ©
Animalia

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
On the 17th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Abu Simbel day trip planning tool.

Getting from Aswan to Abu Simbel by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 50°C in August, and nighttime lows around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

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