30 days in Egypt Itinerary

30 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
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Giza
— 3 nights
Fly
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Luxor
— 5 nights
Train
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Edfu
— 1 night
Train
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Aswan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Marsa Alam
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hurghada
— 4 nights
Fly to Sharm el-Sheikh, Taxi to Saint Catherine
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Saint Catherine
— 1 night
Drive
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Dahab
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 5 nights
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Giza

— 3 nights
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids and Nile River. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza, view the masterpieces at Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and contemplate the long history of Great Sphinx.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Giza itinerary builder site.

Manchester, UK to Giza is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Giza. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in March; daily highs in Giza reach 29°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 10 — 13:

Luxor

— 5 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Temple of Karnak and Luxor Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Medinet Habu and Tomb of King Tutankhamun (Tut) are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenue of Sphinxes, delve into the distant past at Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina), explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, and get all the information you need at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Luxor trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Giza to Luxor takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Giza in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Edfu.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 18:

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. On the 19th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Temple of Horus, then delve into the distant past at Kanais, and then explore the ancient world of Gibel Silsila.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Edfu day trip site.

Traveling by train from Luxor to Edfu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daily temperatures in Edfu can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Aswan.

Things to do in Edfu

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 19:

Aswan

— 3 nights
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Step off the beaten path and head to Temple of Kom Ombo and Elephantine Island. Nubian Museum and Animalia will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Unfinished Obelisk, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Philae Temple.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Aswan online trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Edfu to Aswan in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 19 — 22:

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Marsa Shoona Bay and Sharm El Luli. Get outdoors at Amore Safari and Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef. And it doesn't end there: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, stroll through Gebel El Rosas, explore the gorgeous colors at Elphinstone Reef, and kick back and relax at El Qulan Mangrove Forest.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Marsa Alam trip maker app.

Getting from Aswan to Marsa Alam by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Aswan in March, expect nights in Marsa Alam to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hurghada.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 27:

Hurghada

— 4 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Parasailing & Paragliding and Horseback Riding Tours. Visit Mosque El Mina Masjid and Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda for their historical value. There's lots more to do: see Off-Road Tours, see the vivid underwater world at Carless Reef, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and see the interesting displays at Selkhet Papyrus.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hurghada online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marsa Alam to Hurghada takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Hurghada sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 31:

Saint Catherine

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Serabit el-Khadim Mountain and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mount Sinai.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint Catherine travel route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Hurghada to Saint Catherine in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Hurghada in March, things will get little chillier in Saint Catherine: highs are around 24°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 1:

Dahab

— 2 nights
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then see the vivid underwater world at Coral Reefs.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Dahab trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Saint Catherine to Dahab takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Saint Catherine in April; daily highs in Dahab reach 36°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 3:

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Heavenly Cathedral and St Catherine Shop. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ras Um Sid and Na'ama Bay. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Soho Square Dancing Fountain, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and admire the striking features of Al Mustafa Mosque.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 8:

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.