38 days in Egypt Itinerary

38 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Cairo
— 5 nights
Fly
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 5 nights
Drive
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Dahab
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hurghada
— 5 nights
Drive
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Dendera
— 1 night
Drive
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Luxor
— 6 nights
Train
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Edfu
— 1 night
Train
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Aswan
— 5 nights
Fly
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Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly to Aswan, Taxi to Marsa Alam
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Marsa Alam
— 4 nights
Fly

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Cairo

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 (Horseback Riding Tours, Pyramids of Giza, &more). Spend the 29th (Tue) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, stop by Bazar Noobr, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairo trip itinerary maker site.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Cairo. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 30:

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Sharm El Sheikh

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 31st (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, relax and rejuvenate at Omkara Yoga School, and trot along with Miso Horse Riding Trips.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh route builder tool.

Getting from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in December, expect Sharm El Sheikh to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 4:

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Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Step out of Dahab to go to Saint Catherine and see Mount Sinai, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. Spend the 5th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 7th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Reefs, explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Hole, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Dahab tour planner.

Drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 8:

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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.
Take a break from Hurghada with a short trip to Fred Lombard Plongee in Port Safaga, about 1h 5 min away. Spend the 9th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, stop by Mini Egypt Park, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and stay fit while traveling at Planet Spa at Baron Palace Resort Sahl Hasheesh.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Hurghada day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Hurghada takes 4 hours. Traveling from Dahab in January, plan for little chillier nights in Hurghada, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dendera.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 13:

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Dendera

On the 14th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Dendera Temple Complex.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our Dendera online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Hurghada to Dendera takes 3 hours. Traveling from Hurghada in January, Dendera is little chillier at night with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Luxor.

Things to do in Dendera

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 14:
Highlights from your trip

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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, pause for some photo ops at Colossi of Memnon, deepen your understanding at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, and stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Luxor trip itinerary app.

Drive from Dendera to Luxor in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Edfu.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Baths · Spas
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 20:

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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 21st (Thu): explore the ancient world of Temple of Horus, explore the ancient world of Kanais, and then delve into the distant past at Gibel Silsila.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Edfu visit site.

Getting from Luxor to Edfu by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. January in Edfu sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Aswan.

Things to do in Edfu

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 21:

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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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Philae Temple, delve into the distant past at Unfinished Obelisk, surround yourself with nature on Adoro viajar a Egipto, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Agilkia Island.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Aswan driving holiday tool.

Getting from Edfu to Aswan by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 21 — 26:

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Abu Simbel

On the 27th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Abu Simbel trip site.

Getting from Aswan to Abu Simbel by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In January in Abu Simbel, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 27:
Highlights from your trip

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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 29th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Amore Safari, enjoy the sand and surf at Marsa Mubarak, stroll through Sharm El Luli, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Marsa Alam vacation planner.

Getting from Abu Simbel to Marsa Alam by combination of flight and taxi takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Abu Simbel in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Marsa Alam, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 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.