41 days in Egypt Itinerary

41 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Sharm El Sheikh
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Dahab
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Saint Catherine
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Marsa Alam
— 5 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
Fly:  1 h 15 min
8
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
9
Cairo
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
10
Alexandria
— 4 nights
Bus:  13 h 30 min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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.
Sharm El Sheikh is known for wildlife, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Shark's Bay Beach, see Off-Road Tours, and browse the different shops at SOHO Square.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh online tour planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Sharm El Sheikh. In September, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

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

4
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Dahab is known for wildlife, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, head outdoors with Blue Lagoon, stroll through Coral Reefs, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dahab day trip app.

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Dahab are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Three Pools ©
Three Pools
Safaris

3
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.
Spend the 16th (Wed) exploring nature at Ras Mohommed National Park. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mount Sinai, enjoy the sea views from Daedalus Reef Lighthouse, and explore the gorgeous colors at Jackson Reef.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Saint Catherine road trip planning tool.

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 September, with highs in Saint Catherine at 37°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Red Sea and Sinai, Ras Mohommed National Park
Highlights from your plan
Jackson Reef ©
Jackson Reef
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai
Ras Mohommed National Park ©
Ras Mohommed National Park

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 19th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Sharm El Luli, explore the gorgeous colors at Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef, head outdoors with Abu Dabbab Beach, and stroll through Gebel El Rosas.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Marsa Alam trip app.

Traveling by flight from Saint Catherine to Marsa Alam takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Marsa Alam when traveling from Saint Catherine in September, with lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hurghada.

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

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, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see the vivid underwater world at Careless Reef, admire the landmark architecture of Mosque El Mina Masjid, and take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hurghada road trip planner.

Drive from Marsa Alam to Hurghada in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. September in Hurghada sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Safaris
Hurghada Marina ©
Hurghada Marina

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, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, get all the information you need at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, and get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Luxor driving holiday app.

Take a bus from Hurghada to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Luxor are 46°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
ACE - Animal Care in Egypt ©
ACE - Animal Care in Egypt
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

3
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Aswan is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Philae Temple, step off the mainland to explore Jazirat al Malik, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and don't miss a visit to Aswan Sculpture Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Aswan online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Luxor to Aswan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October in Aswan, expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Animalia ©
Animalia
Boat Tours & Water Sports

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Abu Simbel trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and delve into the distant past at Giza Plateau.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cairo trip itinerary website.

Getting from Abu Simbel to Cairo by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Abu Simbel in October, expect nights in Cairo to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza

4
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.
Alexandria is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Fort Qaitbey, take an in-depth tour of El Kobba El Samaweya, admire the striking features of St. Catherine's Cathedral, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Alexandria online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cairo to Alexandria in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October in Alexandria, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
El Kobba El Samaweya
El Kobba El Samaweya

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