46 days in Egypt Itinerary

46 days in Egypt Itinerary

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1
Cairo
— 4 nights
2
Kawm ad Dahab
— 1 day
3
Alexandria
— 2 nights
4
Giza
— 3 nights
5
Al Fayyum
— 1 night
6
Al Minya
— 2 nights
7
Asyut
— 1 night
8
Sohag
— 2 nights
9
Qena
— 1 day
10
Qena
— 1 night
11
Luxor
— 4 nights
12
Edfu
— 1 night
13
Aswan
— 2 nights
14
Abu Simbel
— 1 day
15
Marsa Alam
— 3 nights
16
Hurghada
— 2 nights
17
Sharm El Sheikh
— 4 nights
18
Dahab
— 2 nights
19
Saint Catherine
— 2 nights
20
Cairo
— 3 nights

4
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.
Take a break from Cairo with a short trip to Step Pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara, about 52 minutes away. Spend the 31st (Mon) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, wander the streets of Islamic Cairo, and contemplate the long history of Mosque of Muhammad Ali.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cairo road trip app.

Durban, South Africa to Cairo is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Durban in December, expect Cairo to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kawm ad Dahab.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trips

Step Pyramid of Djoser, Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
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Photography Tours
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Islamic Cairo ©
Islamic Cairo

1
day
Kawm ad Dahab

Kawm ad Dahab
On the 2nd (Wed), stroll through Dahab reef.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Kawm ad Dahab trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cairo to Kawm ad Dahab takes 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Kawm ad Dahab are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Kawm ad Dahab

Wildlife Parks
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2
nights
Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Known for its turbulent and eventful past, the port city of Alexandria retains a historic charm and atmosphere, boasting thousands of years of Egypt's cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): delve into the distant past at Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, admire the natural beauty at Montazah Gardens, and then get advice or help at Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Fort Qaitbey, thenenjoy the sea views from Lighthouse of Alexandria, and then take a leisurely stroll along Corniche.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Alexandria trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Kawm ad Dahab to Alexandria in 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Alexandria can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Giza.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Montazah Gardens ©
Montazah Gardens
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina

3
nights
Giza

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Giza is known for historic sites, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza, steep yourself in history at Pyramids of Dahshour, look for gifts at Egypt Papyrus Museum, and make a trip to Pharonic Village.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Giza online day trip planner.

You can drive from Alexandria to Giza in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In January in Giza, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Al Fayyum.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Memphis Historical Site
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Memphis Historical Site ©
Memphis Historical Site

1
night
Al Fayyum

Al Fayyum ©
On the 8th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Caricature Museum and then take in the dramatic scenery at Wadi El-Rayan.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Al Fayyum trip planning tool.

You can drive from Giza to Al Fayyum in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Al Minya.

Things to do in Al Fayyum

Parks Nature Shopping
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Wadi El-Rayan ©
Wadi El-Rayan

2
nights
Al Minya

Al Minya ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at El Ashmunein, thenexplore the ancient world of Fraser Tombs, and then explore the ancient world of Beni Hassan.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Al Minya online road trip planner.

You can drive from Al Fayyum to Al Minya in 3 hours. On the 10th (Thu), you're off to Asyut.

Things to do in Al Minya

Historic Sites

Side Trip

El Ashmunein
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Beni Hassan ©
Beni Hassan

1
night
Asyut

Asyut ©
Asyut is the capital of the modern Asyut Governorate in Egypt, which has one of the largest Coptic Catholic bishopric churches in the country; the ancient city of the same name, which is situated nearby. On the 10th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of The Holy Virgin Mary Monastery and then steep yourself in history at Dakhla Oasis.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Asyut holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Al Minya to Asyut takes 2 hours. In January in Asyut, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Sohag.

Things to do in Asyut

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dakhla Oasis
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Dakhla Oasis ©
Dakhla Oasis
The Holy Virgin Mary Monastery ©
The Holy Virgin Mary Monastery

2
nights
Sohag

Sohag ©
Sohag, also known as Sawhāj, Suhag and Suhaj, is a city in Egypt that lies on the west bank of the Nile. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of The Red Monastery and then delve into the distant past at Temple Abydos.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Sohag using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Asyut to Sohag takes 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Qena.

Things to do in Sohag

Historic Sites
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Temple Abydos ©
Temple Abydos

1
day
Qena

Qena
Qena is a city in Upper Egypt, and the capital of the Qena Governorate. On the 13th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Nubet pyramid and then look for gifts at Kome el dabie Ancient Ferka textiles workshop.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Qena trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Sohag to Qena in 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Qena are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Qena.

Things to do in Qena

Shopping
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1
night
Qena

Qena
On the 14th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Dendera Temple Complex and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sidi Abd Er-Rahim Mosque.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Qena online tour planner.

Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Qena

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dendera Temple Complex
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Dendera Temple Complex
Dendera Temple Complex
Sidi Abd Er-Rahim Mosque ©
Sidi Abd Er-Rahim Mosque

4
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: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Luxor Temple, and stop by Habiba Gallery.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Luxor vacation planner.

You can drive from Qena to Luxor in 2 hours. January in Luxor sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Edfu.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu

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 19th (Sat), stop by Edfu Sound and Light Show, delve into the distant past at Kanais, and then delve into the distant past at Temple of Horus.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Edfu trip maker.

Getting from Luxor to Edfu by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. You will leave for Aswan on the 20th (Sun).

Things to do in Edfu

Historic Sites
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Temple of Horus ©
Temple of Horus
Kanais ©
Kanais
Edfu Sound and Light Show ©
Edfu Sound and Light Show

2
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Philae Temple, contemplate the long history of Nubian Village, thensteep yourself in history at Unfinished Obelisk, and finally get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): head off the coast to Elephantine Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, and then admire the engineering at Aswan High Dam.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Aswan road trip website.

You can take a train from Edfu to Aswan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. January in Aswan sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Elephantine Island ©
Elephantine Island
Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum

1
day
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Abu Simbel online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

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.
Marsa Alam is known for wildlife, beaches, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sharm El Luli, make a trip to Shaab Marsa Alam, kick back and relax at Marsa Mubarak, and explore the gorgeous colors at Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Marsa Alam travel route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Abu Simbel to Marsa Alam in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Abu Simbel in January, Marsa Alam is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hurghada.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak
Abu Dabbab Beach ©
Abu Dabbab Beach

2
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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.
On the 27th (Sun), fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Giftun Islands, take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Hurghada trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Marsa Alam to Hurghada in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Swim with Dolphins
Hurghada Marina ©
Hurghada Marina
Giftun Islands ©
Giftun Islands

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.
Spend the 29th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square, discover the deep blue sea with Only One Apnea Center, ponder the design of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, and stop by DANYEL.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh travel site.

Traveling by car from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Hurghada in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Sharm El Sheikh. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 1:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
The Heavenly Cathedral ©
The Heavenly Cathedral

2
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Reefs and then explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Hole.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Dahab online travel planner.

You can drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Dahab can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole

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 4th (Mon): don't miss a visit to moses pool, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Sinai, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Catherine's Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at The Cascades at Soma Bay, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios), and then see the vivid underwater world at Jackson Reef.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Saint Catherine tour planner.

You can drive from Dahab to Saint Catherine in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Dahab in February; daily highs in Saint Catherine reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Red Sea and Sinai, South Sinai Heritage Camp, moses pool
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 6:
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Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai
St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Jackson Reef ©
Jackson Reef

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nights
Cairo

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Cairo Tower, delve into the distant past at Bent Pyramid, and then appreciate the history behind Statue of Ramses II. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, and then admire the striking features of Cairo Citadel.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cairo road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Saint Catherine to Cairo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, Cairo is a bit warmer than Saint Catherine - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Statue of Ramses II
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 9:
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Walking tours
Bent Pyramid ©
Bent Pyramid
Zamalek (Gezira Island) ©
Zamalek (Gezira Island)

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