39 days in Egypt Itinerary

39 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Marsa Alam
— 4 nights
2
Saint Catherine
— 2 nights
3
Dahab
— 4 nights
4
Sharm El Sheikh
— 5 nights
5
Hurghada
— 5 nights
6
Cairo
— 5 nights
7
Luxor
— 5 nights
8
Edfu
— 1 night
9
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
10
Aswan
— 6 nights

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. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Sharm El Luli, slough off your stress at Turkish baths, get outside with Abu Dabbab Beach, and explore the gorgeous colors at Elphinstone Reef.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Marsa Alam trip maker tool.

Mumbai, India to Marsa Alam is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Mumbai in January: high temperatures in Marsa Alam hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): steep yourself in history at St. Catherine's Monastery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Sinai. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ras Mohommed National Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Saint Catherine trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Marsa Alam to Saint Catherine in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In January, Saint Catherine is slightly colder than Marsa Alam - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car 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.
When in Dahab, make a side trip to see Salah El-Din Castle in Taba, approximately Taba away. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the striking landscape at Blue Hole, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and view the masterpieces at WICKEDiCANDY.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Dahab day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Saint Catherine to Dahab in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Saint Catherine, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Dahab, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive 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
Safaris

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 wildlife, nature, 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 SOHO Square, get outside with Subacquei Clandestini CCF Sharm, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Coptic Orthodox Church.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh visit planner.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Sharm El Sheikh are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Shopping
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SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
The Heavenly Cathedral ©
The Heavenly Cathedral

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: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina, and buy something for everyone on your list at Senzo Mall.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hurghada trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in January, expect little chillier with lows of °C in Hurghada. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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 Cairo's surroundings by going to Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, stop by Islamic Cairo, and contemplate the long history of Mosque of Muhammad Ali.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cairo online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Hurghada to Cairo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Hurghada, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cairo, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
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Photography Tours
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza

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: contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak, appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple, take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, and delve into the distant past at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Luxor online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cairo to Luxor by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cairo, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Luxor, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can 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. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the ancient world of Temple of Horus, explore the ancient world of Kanais, and then explore the ancient world of Gibel Silsila.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Edfu online tour planner.

Take a train from Luxor to Edfu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Edfu are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Edfu

Historic Sites
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Temple of Horus ©
Temple of Horus
Kanais ©
Kanais
Gibel Silsila
Gibel Silsila

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Abu Simbel visit website.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Edfu to Abu Simbel in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daytime highs in Abu Simbel are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) 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

6
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Change things up with a short trip to Temple of Kom Ombo in Kom Ombo (about 1h 5 min away). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Philae Temple, steep yourself in history at Unfinished Obelisk, examine the collection at Animalia, and get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Aswan travel planning site.

Getting from Abu Simbel to Aswan by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In February, daily temperatures in Aswan can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 8th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Temple of Kom Ombo
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Elephantine Island ©
Elephantine Island
Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo

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