41 days in Egypt Itinerary

41 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt trip itinerary planner

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Cairo
— 6 nights
Fly
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 5 nights
Drive
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Dahab
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hurghada
— 6 nights
Drive
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Dendera
— 1 night
Drive
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Luxor
— 6 nights
Train
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Edfu
— 1 night
Train
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Aswan
— 5 nights
Fly
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Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly to Aswan, Taxi to Marsa Alam
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Marsa Alam
— 5 nights
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara) and Giza (Pyramids of Giza, Great Sphinx, &more). Spend the 19th (Mon) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, explore the activities along Nile River, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and take in the exciting artwork at Oum El Dounia Gallery.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Cairo. In April, daily temperatures in Cairo can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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 21st (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shark's Bay Beach, head outdoors with SOHO Tennis & Squash center, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh trip planner.

Fly from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in April, Sharm El Sheikh is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

Dahab

— 4 nights
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Take a break from Dahab with a short trip to Mount Sinai in Saint Catherine, about 1h 40 min away. Spend the 26th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Hole, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, push the limits with an extreme tour, and explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Reefs.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Dahab journey planner.

Traveling by car from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Dahab are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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.
Spend the 30th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get outside with Kite Family El Gouna, head off the coast to Mahmya Island, and make a splash at Jungle Aqua Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hurghada attractions planning app.

You can drive from Dahab to Hurghada in 4 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dendera.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Dendera

— 1 night
On the 6th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Dendera Temple Complex.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Dendera online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Hurghada to Dendera takes 3 hours. When traveling from Hurghada in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Dendera: temperatures range from 45°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Dendera

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Luxor

— 6 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Spend the 11th (Tue) floating through the air with a balloon tour. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, don't miss a visit to Tomb of Queen Nefertari, and get answers to all your questions at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Luxor trip itinerary website.

Getting from Dendera to Luxor by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Luxor can reach 45°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Edfu.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Edfu

— 1 night
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. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Temple of Horus, delve into the distant past at Kanais, and then explore the ancient world of Gibel Silsila.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Edfu trip maker website.

Take a train from Luxor to Edfu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. May in Edfu sees daily highs of 45°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can take a train to Aswan.

Things to do in Edfu

Historic Sites

Aswan

— 5 nights
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, head off the coast to Elephantine Island, see human ingenuity at work at Aswan High Dam, and contemplate the long history of Nubian Village.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Aswan trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Edfu to Aswan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 47°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Abu Simbel

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Abu Simbel trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daytime highs in Abu Simbel are 46°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Marsa Alam

— 5 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 Marsa Mubarak, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sharm El Luli, and explore the gorgeous colors at Elphinstone Reef.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Marsa Alam trip itinerary builder tool.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Abu Simbel to Marsa Alam in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. While traveling from Abu Simbel, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Marsa Alam, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

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.