38 days in Egypt Itinerary

38 days in Egypt Itinerary

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38 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 15 min
2
Aswan
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Edfu
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
4
Luxor
— 6 nights
Bus:  2 h 30 min
5
Hurghada
— 6 nights
Bus + Fly:  1 h 30 min
6
Sharm El Sheikh
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Dahab
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Taba
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
9
Cairo
— 6 nights
End: Cairo

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Abu Simbel day trip app .

Cairo to Abu Simbel is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. When traveling from Cairo in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Abu Simbel: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to 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.
Go for a jaunt from Aswan to Kom Ombo to see Temple of Kom Ombo about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Philae Temple, get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum, head off the coast to Elephantine Island, and contemplate the long history of Nubian Village.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Aswan trip maker tool .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Abu Simbel to Aswan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in Aswan can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Edfu.

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

2
nights
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. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Kanais and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Horus at Edfu. Here are some ideas for day two: visit Edfu Sound and Light Show and then delve into the distant past at Tombs of El kab.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Edfu trip planner .

Traveling by train from Aswan to Edfu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Edfu, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Luxor.

Things to do in Edfu

Historic Sites
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Temple of Horus at Edfu ©
Temple of Horus at Edfu
Tombs of El kab ©
Tombs of El kab
Kanais ©
Kanais

6
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, shopping, parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, pause for some photo ops at Colossi of Memnon, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, and get all the information you need at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt.

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Getting from Edfu to Luxor by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In December, daytime highs in Luxor are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
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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

6
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, adventure, theme parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hurghada holiday builder tool .

You can take a bus from Luxor to Hurghada in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Luxor in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 13°C in Hurghada. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

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

6
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, shopping, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore by horseback at Miso Horse Riding Trips, head outdoors with The Kite Bubble, and browse the different shops at SOHO Square.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or drive. Traveling from Hurghada in January, Sharm El Sheikh is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

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

4
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Take a break from Dahab with a short trip to Mount Sinai in Saint Catherine, about 2 hours away. Spend the 20th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, Head underground at Blue Hole, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and take in the exciting artwork at WICKEDiCANDY.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Dahab day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Dahab, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Taba.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Taba

Taba ©
Taba is a small Egyptian town near the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Wishwashi Canyon and then take in breathtaking views at Coloured Canyon. Keep things going the next day: play a few rounds at Taba Heights Golf Resort and then explore the historical opulence of Salah El-Din Castle.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Taba trip planning app .

You can drive from Dahab to Taba in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cairo.

Things to do in Taba

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Coloured Canyon
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Coloured Canyon ©
Coloured Canyon
Salah El-Din Castle
Salah El-Din Castle
Wishwashi Canyon ©
Wishwashi Canyon

6
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.
Explore Cairo's surroundings by going to Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, take a stroll through Islamic Cairo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Coptic Cairo, and get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cairo tour planning tool .

Traveling by car from Taba to Cairo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. January in Cairo sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Giza
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Photography Tours
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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