31 days in Egypt Itinerary

31 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt journey planner

Make it your trip
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Aswan
— 1 night
Drive
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Luxor
— 4 nights
Fly
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Marsa Alam
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hurghada
— 3 nights
Drive
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Safaga
— 1 night
Fly to Sharm el-Sheikh, Taxi to Nuweiba
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Nuweiba
— 1 night
Drive
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Dahab
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 4 nights
Fly to Borg El Arab, Taxi to Siwa
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Siwa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Alexandria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Said
— 1 night
Drive
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Ismailia
— 1 night
Drive
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Cairo
— 4 nights

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Aswan

— 1 night
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Agilkia Island, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Philae Temple, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral. On your second day here, step off the mainland to explore Elephantine Island, examine the collection at Animalia, and then make a trip to Seheil Island.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Aswan day trip planner.

Cairo to Aswan is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairo in December, expect nights in Aswan to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 2:

Luxor

— 4 nights
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: steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak, get all the information you need at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, explore the ancient world of Valley of the Kings, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Luxor Temple.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Luxor driving holiday website.

Getting from Aswan to Luxor by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 6:

Marsa Alam

— 3 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.
Spend the 9th (Wed) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Amore Safari, kick back and relax at Sharm El Luli, head outdoors with Vivasub diving center, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Marsa Alam travel route planner.

You can fly from Luxor to Marsa Alam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Luxor in December since evenings lows in Marsa Alam dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hurghada.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 9:

Hurghada

— 3 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.
Spend the 10th (Thu) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's lots more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, admire the striking features of Mosque El Mina Masjid, go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina, and boost your wellbeing at Planet Spa at Baron Palace Resort Sahl Hasheesh.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hurghada tour planner.

Drive from Marsa Alam to Hurghada in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Hurghada, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Safaga.

Things to do in Hurghada

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 12:

Safaga

— 1 night
Port Safaga, also known as Safaga, is a town in Egypt, on the coast of the Red Sea, located 53km south of Hurghada. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): get outside with El-Mallah and then see some colorful creatures with Fred Lombard Plongee.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Safaga online route builder.

Drive from Hurghada to Safaga in an hour. In December in Safaga, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nuweiba.

Things to do in Safaga

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 13:

Nuweiba

— 1 night
Nuweiba is a coastal town in the eastern part of Sinai Peninsula, Egypt. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Coloured Canyon and then steep yourself in history at Ain Khudra.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Nuweiba online journey planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Safaga to Nuweiba takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Safaga in December, with highs in Nuweiba at 19°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Nuweiba

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 14:

Dahab

— 3 nights
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Spend the 15th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Blue Hole, view the masterpieces at WICKEDiCANDY, see the vivid underwater world at Coral Reefs, and head outdoors with Blue Lagoon.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Dahab route website.

You can drive from Nuweiba to Dahab in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. While traveling from Nuweiba, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Dahab, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 17:

Sharm El Sheikh

— 4 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.
Spend the 18th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, admire the local landmark of Soho Square Dancing Fountain, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Victims of Plane Crash of Boeing 737, and admire the striking features of Al Mustafa Mosque.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh trip planner.

You can drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh 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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Siwa.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 21:

Siwa

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Siwa and then explore the fascinating landscape at Great Sand Sea. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Shali Fortress.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Siwa day trip app.

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Siwa by combination of flight and taxi takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Alexandria.

Things to do in Siwa

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:

Alexandria

— 2 nights

Mediterranean's Bride

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Pompey's Pillar, take in nature's colorful creations at Montazah Gardens, and then look for gifts at CREDO. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Catherine's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Fort Qaitbey, and then browse the exhibits of Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Alexandria online vacation builder.

You can drive from Siwa to Alexandria in 8 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Alexandria can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Port Said.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:

Port Said

— 1 night
Port Said is a city that lies in north east Egypt extending about 30km along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, north of the Suez Canal, with an approximate population of 603,787 (2010). On the 26th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at El Nasr Museum For Modern Art and then contemplate the waterfront views at Suez Canal.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Said travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Alexandria to Port Said in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ismailia.

Things to do in Port Said

Parks · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:
Highlights from your trip

Ismailia

— 1 night
Ismailia is a city in north-eastern Egypt. On the 27th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Ismailia Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ismailia trip site.

Traveling by car from Port Said to Ismailia takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Port Said in December, plan for little chillier nights in Ismailia, with lows around 13°C. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cairo.

Things to do in Ismailia

Museums
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
Highlights from your trip

Cairo

— 4 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

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 still lots to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, and step into the grandiose world of Bab al-Futuh.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cairo journey builder website.

Getting from Ismailia to Cairo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 31:

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.

South Sinai travel guide

4
Scuba & Snorkeling · National Parks · Shopping Malls
Although its western and northern parts remain uninhabited thanks to the relentlessly hot desert climate, South Sinai's eastern coastline harbors several interesting Bedouin settlements and tourist attractions. Most remember their South Sinai vacation by the area's remarkable marine life and historical structure. As you tour South Sinai, you can visit all sorts of natural and cultural destinations, including small oases in the mountains, nature reserves, and monasteries. To expand your experience in the region, take advantage of the ferryboat services that sail between the Middle Eastern countries located along the Red Sea.

Port Said Governorate travel guide

4.1
Bodies of Water · Military Museums · Art Museums
Port Said Governorate is one of the Canal Zone governorates of Egypt. It is located in the northeastern part of the country, on the Mediterranean Sea at the northern gate of the Suez Canal, making it the second most important harbor in Egypt. Its capital is the city of Port Said, it is the home of the Suez Canal Authority headquarters and the Lighthouse of Port Said. It is urban with 98.2% of the area populated. Port Said Governorate also includes Port Fuad.GeographyIn 2015 a huge natural gas reserve was discovered and was described as "the largest ever found in the Mediterranean Sea". It was found off the coast of Port Said. Egypt now has one of the largest areas of natural gas and Italian company, ENI has been contracted to work on the natural gas liquefaction for Egypt. It was welcome news as Egypt has long suffered an energy crisis.The New Suez Canal project launched in 2015 included dredging of the East Port Said Canal.Cities Port Said Port FuadPopulationAt the 2006 Census, there were 570,768 people. 2015 estimates put that figure at 666,599. With an urbanization rate of 100%, the Port Said Governorate is one of the most urbanized in the country, along with Cairo and Suez.

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