31 days in Egypt Itinerary

31 days in Egypt Itinerary

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31 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Cairo
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
2
Taba
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Dahab
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Sharm El Sheikh
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  1 h 30 min
5
Hurghada
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
6
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 15 min
7
Aswan
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
8
Luxor
— 5 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: Toronto

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, walk around Al-Azhar Park, explore the activities along Nile River, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cairo online trip builder .

Toronto, Canada to Cairo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. In January, Cairo is much hotter than Toronto - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Taba.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Giza
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Photography Tours
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

1
night
Taba

Taba
Taba is a small Egyptian town near the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): stroll through Wishwashi Canyon and then step into the grandiose world of Salah El-Din Castle.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Taba route planner .

You can drive from Cairo to Taba in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Taba

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails
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Salah El-Din Castle
Salah El-Din Castle
Wishwashi Canyon ©
Wishwashi Canyon

4
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Go for a jaunt from Dahab to Saint Catherine to see Mount Sinai about 2 hours away. Spend the 11th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, get outside with Blue Lagoon, stop by WICKEDiCANDY, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Dahab trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Taba to Dahab takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Dahab are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Mount Sinai
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole

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 nature, wildlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, ponder the design of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Sharm El Sheikh, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
Safaris

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 outside with Outdoor Activities, go for a stroll along the water at Abu Tig Marina, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hurghada online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Hurghada, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling
Parasailing & Paragliding

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Abu Simbel journey site .

Fly from Hurghada to Abu Simbel in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 10°C. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

4
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Step out of Aswan with an excursion to Temple of Kom Ombo in Kom Ombo--about 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Philae Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Seheil Island, and get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Aswan online holiday builder .

Getting from Abu Simbel to Aswan by combination of flight and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. January in Aswan sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Temple of Kom Ombo
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo
Animalia ©
Animalia

5
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: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, don't miss a visit to Tomb of Queen Nefertari, and stroll the grounds of Valley of the Queens.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Luxor travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Aswan to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Luxor when traveling from Aswan in January, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

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