31 days in Egypt Itinerary

31 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Luxor
— 4 nights
2
Edfu
— 1 night
3
Aswan
— 3 nights
4
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
5
Marsa Alam
— 3 nights
6
Saint Catherine
— 1 night
7
Dahab
— 3 nights
8
Sharm El Sheikh
— 4 nights
9
Hurghada
— 5 nights
10
Cairo
— 5 nights

4
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, don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, and get all the information you need at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Luxor sightseeing planner.

Khartoum, Sudan to Luxor is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Khartoum in December, expect Luxor to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Edfu.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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ACE - Animal Care in Egypt ©
ACE - Animal Care in Egypt
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

1
night
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. On the 6th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Gibel Silsila, thenexplore the ancient world of Kanais, and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Horus.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Edfu trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by train from Luxor to Edfu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Aswan.

Things to do in Edfu

Historic Sites
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Temple of Horus ©
Temple of Horus
Kanais ©
Kanais
Gibel Silsila
Gibel Silsila

3
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
When in Aswan, make a side trip to see Temple of Kom Ombo in Kom Ombo, approximately Kom Ombo away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Philae Temple, make a trip to Aswan Sculpture Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, and examine the collection at Animalia.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Aswan trip itinerary builder app.

You can take a train from Edfu to Aswan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Temple of Kom Ombo
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo
Elephantine Island ©
Elephantine Island

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
On the 10th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Abu Simbel trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Abu Simbel are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

3
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 12th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: stroll through Sharm El Luli, head outdoors with Abu Dabbab Beach, slough off your stress at Turkish baths, and kick back and relax at Marsa Mubarak.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Marsa Alam trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Abu Simbel to Marsa Alam in 8 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Abu Simbel in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in Marsa Alam. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Scuba & Snorkeling
Abu Dabbab Beach ©
Abu Dabbab Beach

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Catherine's Monastery and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Sinai.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Saint Catherine trip builder tool.

You can fly from Marsa Alam to Saint Catherine in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. When traveling from Marsa Alam in December, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Saint Catherine: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai
St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery

3
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Spend the 17th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Hole, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coral Reefs, trot along with a tour on horseback, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Dahab online road trip planner.

You can drive from Saint Catherine to Dahab in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Saint Catherine in December, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Dahab: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs

4
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: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Coptic Orthodox Church, wander the streets of Na'ama Bay, and appreciate the history behind Monument to the Victims of Plane Crash of Boeing 737.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh trip maker website.

Getting from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Shopping
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bibo Viaggi ©
Bibo Viaggi
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square

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 up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hurghada vacation maker tool.

Drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect slightly colder evenings in Hurghada when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in December, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, and stop by Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cairo day trip site.

Fly from Hurghada to Cairo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hurghada in December, expect nights in Cairo to be about the same, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Giza
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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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