49 days in Egypt Itinerary

49 days in Egypt Itinerary

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49 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  27 h
1
Hurghada
— 6 nights
Bus + Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Dahab
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Taba
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 15 min
5
Dendera
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Luxor
— 7 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
7
Edfu
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
8
Aswan
— 5 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 15 min
9
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
10
Cairo
— 11 nights
Fly:  23 h 15 min
End: Brisbane

6
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.
When in Hurghada, make a side trip to see El-Mallah in Safaga, approximately Safaga away. Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, step off the mainland to explore Mahmya Island, and take in the waterfront activity at Abu Tig Marina.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Hurghada route builder tool.

Brisbane, Australia to Hurghada is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from Brisbane to Hurghada, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, daily temperatures in Hurghada can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

El-Mallah
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Safaris
Hurghada Marina ©
Hurghada Marina

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.
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, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh tour itinerary site.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In December in Sharm El Sheikh, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

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

5
nights
Dahab

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 2 hours away. Spend the 13th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Make the 14th (Mon) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Blue Hole, look for gifts at WICKEDiCANDY, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and see the vivid underwater world at Coral Reefs.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Dahab using our trip planner.

Drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Taba.

Things to do in Dahab

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Mount Sinai
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai

1
night
Taba

Taba
Taba is a small Egyptian town near the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Salah El-Din Castle.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Taba online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Taba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Dahab in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Taba, with highs around 24°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 24°C. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dendera.

Things to do in Taba

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Salah El-Din Castle
Salah El-Din Castle

1
night
Dendera

Dendera
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Dendera Temple Complex.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Dendera trip planner.

You can drive from Taba to Dendera in 8.5 hours. When traveling from Taba in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Dendera, with highs around 28°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Luxor.

Things to do in Dendera

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dendera Temple Complex
Dendera Temple Complex

7
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: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, and pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Luxor trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Dendera to Luxor takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Luxor are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Edfu.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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

2
nights
Edfu

Edfu ©
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 24th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Tombs of El kab and then visit Edfu Sound and Light Show. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Gibel Silsila, then explore the ancient world of Kanais, and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Horus at Edfu.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Edfu travel tool.

Take a train from Luxor to Edfu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Aswan.

Things to do in Edfu

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Horus at Edfu ©
Temple of Horus at Edfu
Tombs of El kab ©
Tombs of El kab
Kanais ©
Kanais

5
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Take a break from Aswan with a short trip to Temple of Kom Ombo in Kom Ombo, about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Philae Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Aswan Sculpture Park, and get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum.

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You can take a train from Edfu to Aswan in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In December in Aswan, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Parks Nature

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 ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Abu Simbel trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Abu Simbel sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 31st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

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

11
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza) and Step Pyramid of Djoser (in Saqqara). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, and delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Abu Simbel to Cairo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Abu Simbel in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Cairo: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 14°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trips

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

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