37 days in Egypt Itinerary

37 days in Egypt Itinerary

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37 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly:  22 h 15 min
1
Sharm El Sheikh
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Dahab
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Taba
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Saint Catherine
— 3 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  5 h
5
Marsa Alam
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
6
Hurghada
— 4 nights
Bus:  2 h 30 min
7
Luxor
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
8
Aswan
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 15 min
9
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
10
Cairo
— 9 nights
Fly:  19 h 15 min
End: San Diego

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, kick back and relax at Shark's Bay Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Coptic Orthodox Church.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh online trip planner .

San Diego, USA to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Diego to Sharm El Sheikh, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Diego in October, things will get a bit warmer in Sharm El Sheikh: highs are around 90°F and lows about 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

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

3
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 Nuweiba to see Ain Khudra about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Hole.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Dahab tour itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Dahab sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 76°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Taba.

Things to do in Dahab

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Ain Khudra
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

1
night
Taba

Taba
Taba is a small Egyptian town near the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. On the 3rd (Tue), play a few rounds at Taba Heights Golf Resort and then step into the grandiose world of Salah El-Din Castle.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Taba road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Dahab to Taba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Taba

Historic Sites Outdoors Golf
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Salah El-Din Castle
Salah El-Din Castle
Taba Heights Golf Resort ©
Taba Heights Golf Resort

3
nights
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.
Spend the 6th (Fri) exploring nature at Ras Mohommed National Park. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Catherine's Monastery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Sinai, and see the vivid underwater world at Jackson Reef.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Catherine itinerary planner.

You can drive from Taba to Saint Catherine in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in November, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Red Sea and Sinai, Ras Mohommed National Park
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Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai
St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Jackson Reef ©
Jackson Reef

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 8th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Sharm El Luli, get outside with Abu Dabbab Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marsa Mubarak, and don't miss a visit to Shaab Marsa Alam.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Marsa Alam trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Saint Catherine to Marsa Alam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Saint Catherine in November, with highs in Marsa Alam at 80°F and lows at 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Hurghada.

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

4
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 a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina, and fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hurghada trip builder .

Drive from Marsa Alam to Hurghada in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Hurghada can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

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

4
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Step out of Luxor to go to Edfu and see Temple of Horus at Edfu, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, don't miss a visit to Nubian House Cultural Centre, and see the interesting displays at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Luxor online road trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Hurghada to Luxor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Luxor when traveling from Hurghada in November, with lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Temple of Horus at Edfu
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ACE - Animal Care in Egypt ©
ACE - Animal Care in Egypt
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

3
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. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Philae Temple, see the interesting displays at Animalia, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, and make a trip to Aswan Sculpture Park.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Aswan day trip planning site .

You can drive from Luxor to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Aswan can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Abu Simbel.

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

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
On the 21st (Sat), contemplate the long history of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Abu Simbel trip planning site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daily temperatures in Abu Simbel can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

9
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx) and Step Pyramid of Djoser (in Saqqara). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), contemplate the long history of Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, and take a stroll through Islamic Cairo.

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Getting from Abu Simbel to Cairo by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Abu Simbel in November, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cairo: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trips

Giza, Step Pyramid of Djoser
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Photography Tours
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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