46 days in Egypt Itinerary

46 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cairo
— 5 nights
2
Luxor
— 6 nights
3
El Quseir
— 2 nights
4
Marsa Alam
— 7 nights
5
Saint Catherine
— 3 nights
6
Dahab
— 5 nights
7
Sharm El Sheikh
— 7 nights
8
Hurghada
— 8 nights
9
Mersa Matruh
— 2 nights

5
nights
Cairo

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cairo Festival City Mall and Mosque of Muhammad Ali. Kids will appreciate attractions like Khan Al-Khalili and The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Meidum Pyramid (in El Wasta) and Giza (Great Sphinx, Pyramids of Giza, &more). There's much more to do: stop by Coptic Cairo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, walk around Al-Azhar Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary).

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cairo road trip app.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Cairo. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Giza, Meidum Pyramid
Highlights from your plan
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Cairo Festival City Mall ©
Cairo Festival City Mall
Coptic Cairo ©
Coptic Cairo

6
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to ACE - Animal Care in Egypt and Avenue of Sphinxes. Head to Habiba hand Weaving and Gaddis & Co.for some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, and get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Luxor day trip app.

Fly from Cairo to Luxor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in July, you will find days in Luxor are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to El Quseir.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Shopping Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Habiba hand Weaving ©
Habiba hand Weaving
Gaddis & Co. ©
Gaddis & Co.

2
nights
El Quseir

Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): examine the collection at El Quseir Fort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque Shaykh Al-Farran, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our El Quseir trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Luxor to El Quseir takes 3.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Luxor in July: highs in El Quseir hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in El Quseir

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
El Quseir Fort ©
El Quseir Fort

7
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seaworld Diving Center and Marsa Shoona Bay. You'll get in some beach time at Sharm El Luli and Marsa Mubarak. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Abu Dabbab Beach, take an in-depth tour of Astronomy Center, see the vivid underwater world at Elphinstone Reef, and don't miss a visit to Shaab Marsa Alam.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Marsa Alam online travel route builder.

Traveling by car from El Quseir to Marsa Alam takes 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef
Marsa Shoona Bay ©
Marsa Shoona Bay
Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli

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.
On the 21st (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Sinai. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): relax in the rural setting at South Sinai Heritage Camp and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ras Mohommed National Park.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Saint Catherine vacation website.

Traveling by flight from Marsa Alam to Saint Catherine takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Marsa Alam in July; daily highs in Saint Catherine reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Dahab.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Castle Zaman and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. For shopping fun, head to Mahmoud's Massage & Beauty or WICKEDiCANDY. Take a break from Dahab with a short trip to Taba Heights Golf Resort in Taba, about 2 hours away. Spend the 24th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Coral Reefs, appreciate the history behind Wadi Zaghara, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and take a pleasant ride with Dahabhorses.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Dahab online itinerary planner.

Getting from Saint Catherine to Dahab by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Saint Catherine in July, with highs in Dahab at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Taba
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Taba Heights Golf Resort ©
Taba Heights Golf Resort
Spas & Wellness

7
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.
Shop till you drop at Old Market and SOHO Square. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ras Um Sid and Na'ama Bay. Spend the 31st (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Genena City Mall, look for gifts at Secret Of Egypt, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at St Catherine Shop.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Sharm El Sheikh sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Shopping Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid
Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach

8
nights
Hurghada

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Zeytuna Beach and Dream Beach. Kids will enjoy Jungle Aqua Park and Senzo Mall. There's still lots to do: cool off at Makadi Water World, stop by Kastytis, see the vivid underwater world at Careless Reef, and meet the residents at Hurghada Grand Aquarium.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hurghada road trip planner.

You can drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Hurghada are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mersa Matruh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Theme Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Sharm El Naga ©
Sharm El Naga
Makadi Water World ©
Makadi Water World
Jungle Aqua Park ©
Jungle Aqua Park

2
nights
Mersa Matruh

Mersa Matruh ©
Mersa Matruh is a seaport in Egypt, the capital of the Matrouh Governorate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): look for gifts at Souq Libya and then take a stroll around Marsa Matruh.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mersa Matruh travel route site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Hurghada to Mersa Matruh in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hurghada in August: high temperatures in Mersa Matruh hover around °C and lows are around °C. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Mersa Matruh

Shopping Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Almaza Bay ©
Almaza Bay
Marsa Matruh ©
Marsa Matruh

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