37 days in Egypt Itinerary

37 days in Egypt Itinerary

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37 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Sharm El Sheikh
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Dahab
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Saint Catherine
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  5​h
4
Marsa Alam
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Hurghada
— 5 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
6
Luxor
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Aswan
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
8
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Cairo
— 5 nights
bus:  2​h
10
Alexandria
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

4
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.
Sharm El Sheikh is known for nature, wildlife, shopping, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh trip maker website .

New Delhi, India to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from New Delhi in August, things will get a bit warmer in Sharm El Sheikh: highs are around 45°C and lows about 35°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay

2
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Hole and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then stroll through Coral Reefs, and then stop by Mahmoud's Massage & Beauty.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Dahab day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Dahab are 45°C, while nighttime lows are 35°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Catherine's Monastery, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Sinai, and then get a sense of history and politics at The Cascades at Soma Bay. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios) and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ras Mohommed National Park.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Saint Catherine day trip website .

Traveling by car from Dahab to Saint Catherine takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Dahab in August, with highs in Saint Catherine at 39°C and lows at 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Red Sea and Sinai, Ras Mohommed National Park
Highlights from your plan
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai
St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Ras Mohommed National Park ©
Ras Mohommed National Park

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.
Spend the 25th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Sharm El Luli, see the vivid underwater world at Elphinstone Reef, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef, and get outside with Abu Dabbab Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Marsa Alam day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Saint Catherine to Marsa Alam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Saint Catherine in August since evenings lows in Marsa Alam dip to 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hurghada.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

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

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.
Hurghada is known for wildlife, nature, adventure, theme parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in the waterfront activity at Abu Tig Marina, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hurghada online journey builder .

Getting from Marsa Alam to Hurghada by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In August in Hurghada, expect temperatures between 45°C during the day and 33°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins
Parasailing & Paragliding

5
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Luxor: Dendera Temple Complex (in Dendera) and Edfu (Temple of Horus at Edfu & Kanais). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Queen Nefertari, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, and get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Luxor online travel planner .

Getting from Hurghada to Luxor by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. September in Luxor sees daily highs of 46°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Edfu, Dendera Temple Complex, Valley of the Queens
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

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 to go to Kom Ombo and see Temple of Kom Ombo, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Philae Temple, get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, and head off the coast to Elephantine Island.

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

Drive from Luxor to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Aswan can reach 47°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Nature 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 ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Abu Simbel road trip app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 46°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

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

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx) and Step Pyramid of Djoser (in Saqqara). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, take a stroll through Islamic Cairo, and gain insight at Mosque of Al-Azhar.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cairo trip planner .

Fly from Abu Simbel to Cairo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Abu Simbel in September, you will find days in Cairo are little chillier (39°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trips

Giza, Step Pyramid of Djoser
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum

5
nights
Alexandria

Alexandria ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Alexandria: El Alamein (Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte & El Alamein War Cemetery). There's still lots to do: browse the collection at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, appreciate the history behind Pompey's Pillar, contemplate the long history of Fort Qaitbey, and explore the world behind art at Alexandria Library.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Alexandria driving holiday planner .

You can take a bus from Cairo to Alexandria in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairo in September: highs in Alexandria hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 27°C. On the 20th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

El Alamein
Highlights from your plan
Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Montazah Gardens ©
Montazah Gardens

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