40 days in Egypt Itinerary

40 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Abu Simbel
— 1 day
Fly
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Aswan
— 5 nights
Drive
3
Luxor
— 6 nights
Fly
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Marsa Alam
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Hurghada
— 6 nights
Drive
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Taba
— 1 night
Drive
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Dahab
— 4 nights
Drive
8
Sharm El Sheikh
— 5 nights
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Alexandria
— 3 nights
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10
Cairo
— 6 nights

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Abu Simbel

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Abu Simbel day trip planning 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 a bit warmer days in Abu Simbel, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Aswan

— 5 nights
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
When in Aswan, make a side trip to see Temple of Kom Ombo in Kom Ombo, approximately Kom Ombo away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Philae Temple, see the interesting displays at Animalia, step off the mainland to explore Elephantine Island, and delve into the distant past at Agilkia Island.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Aswan itinerary planner.

You can fly from Abu Simbel to Aswan in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In January, daily temperatures in Aswan can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, get all the information you need at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple, and take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum.

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Traveling by car from Aswan to Luxor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Aswan in January, Luxor is a bit cooler at night with lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Baths

Marsa Alam

— 3 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.
Marsa Alam is known for wildlife, beaches, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Amore Safari, enjoy the sand and surf at El Qulan Mangrove Forest, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sharm El Luli.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Marsa Alam trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Marsa Alam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Luxor in January, Marsa Alam is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hurghada.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches

Hurghada

— 6 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: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in the waterfront activity at Abu Tig Marina, browse the different shops at Senzo Mall, and head off the coast to Giftun Islands.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hurghada holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Marsa Alam to Hurghada takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Marsa Alam in February since evenings lows in Hurghada dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Taba.

Things to do in Hurghada

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Taba

— 1 night
Taba is a small Egyptian town near the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): play a few rounds at Taba Heights Golf Resort and then explore the historical opulence of Salah El-Din Castle.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Taba vacation planning site.

Getting from Hurghada to Taba by car takes about 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Taba

Historic Sites · Golf · Outdoors

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 10th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 13th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Blue Hole, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Dahab trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Taba to Dahab in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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 14th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Victims of Plane Crash of Boeing 737, and see Off-Road Tours.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

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.
Alexandria is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Bibliotheca Alexandrina, see the interesting displays at Royal Jewelry Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, and stop by CREDO.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Alexandria trip planner.

You can fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Alexandria in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, Alexandria is a bit cooler than Sharm El Sheikh - with highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cairo.

Things to do in Alexandria

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Cairo

— 6 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 (Step Pyramid of Djoser & Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids) and Giza (Bent Pyramid, Pyramids of Giza, &more). Spend the 27th (Sat) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, explore the activities along Nile River, steep yourself in history at Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, and look for gifts at Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip planner.

Drive from Alexandria to Cairo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Cairo are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Egypt travel guide

4.5
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.