39 days in Egypt Itinerary

39 days in Egypt Itinerary

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39 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Taxi:  14​h
1
Marsa Alam
— 4 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  5​h
2
Saint Catherine
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Dahab
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Sharm El Sheikh
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Hurghada
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Cairo
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Luxor
— 5 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
8
Edfu
— 1 night
+2
Train + Taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  1​h 15​min
10
Aswan
— 6 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

4
nights
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 2nd (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Sharm El Luli, stroll through Marsa Mubarak, get outside with Abu Dabbab Beach, and see the vivid underwater world at Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Marsa Alam day trip tool .

Mumbai, India to Marsa Alam is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in January, things will get little chillier in Marsa Alam: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): steep yourself in history at St. Catherine's Monastery and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Sinai. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Ras Mohommed National Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Saint Catherine travel planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Marsa Alam to Saint Catherine in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Marsa Alam in January; daily highs in Saint Catherine reach 17°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ras Mohommed National Park
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Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai
St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Ras Mohommed National Park ©
Ras Mohommed National Park

4
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Step out of Dahab with an excursion to Salah El-Din Castle in Taba--about 1h 55 min away. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coral Reefs, explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Hole, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Dahab road trip website .

You can drive from Saint Catherine to Dahab in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Saint Catherine in January, you will find days in Dahab are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are warmer (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Salah El-Din Castle
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Salah El-Din Castle
Salah El-Din Castle
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole

5
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, head outdoors with The Kite Bubble, see Off-Road Tours, and browse the different shops at SOHO Square.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh trip planner .

Drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Sharm El Sheikh are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Shopping
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Off-Road Tours
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square

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, adventure, theme parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, browse the different shops at Senzo Mall, take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina, and fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To see photos and more tourist information, use the Hurghada road trip planning tool .

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 slightly colder in Hurghada, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Hurghada

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

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, explore the activities along Nile River, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and steep yourself in history at Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairo day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Hurghada to Cairo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hurghada in January: highs in Cairo hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

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

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, shopping, parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak, appreciate the history behind Colossi of Memnon, get advice or help at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, and delve into the distant past at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Luxor holiday maker .

You can fly from Cairo to Luxor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cairo in January: highs in Luxor hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Edfu.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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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

1
night
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. On the 1st (Sat), explore the ancient world of Temple of Horus at Edfu, delve into the distant past at Kanais, and then explore the ancient world of Gibel Silsila.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Edfu travel planning site .

Take a train from Luxor to Edfu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Edfu

Historic Sites
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Temple of Horus at Edfu ©
Temple of Horus at Edfu
Kanais ©
Kanais

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
On the 2nd (Sun), contemplate the long history of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Abu Simbel trip planner .

Do a combination of train and flight from Edfu to Abu Simbel in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February in Abu Simbel, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

6
nights
Aswan

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 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Philae Temple, don't miss a visit to Aswan Sculpture Park, admire the natural beauty at Jazirat al Malik, and examine the collection at Animalia.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Aswan sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Abu Simbel to Aswan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. February in Aswan sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 8th (Sat), you're off tohome.

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

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