46 days in Egypt Itinerary

46 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Start: Cairo
Fly:  2 h 45 min
1
Luxor
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Aswan
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 15 min
3
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  6 h 15 min
4
Marsa Alam
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Hurghada
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  1 h 15 min
6
Sharm El Sheikh
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Dahab
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Saint Catherine
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 45 min
9
Alexandria
— 5 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
10
Mersa Matruh
— 1 night
Bus:  4 h 45 min
11
Cairo
— 7 nights
End: Cairo

5
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Shop Sandouk and Luxor Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Temple of Karnak and Medinet Habu for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Temple of Horus (in Edfu) and Dendera Temple Complex (in Dendera). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, see the interesting displays at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum, get answers to all your questions at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, and don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxor day trip site.

Cairo to Luxor is an approximately 3- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in August, expect nights in Luxor to be about the same, around 32°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 49°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Temple of Horus, Dendera Temple Complex
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

4
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Get a sense of the local culture at Philae Temple and Animalia. Visit Temple of Kom Ombo and New Kalabsha for their historical value. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Nubian Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Agilkia Island, and steep yourself in history at Nubian Village.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Aswan trip builder tool.

Drive from Luxor to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Aswan sees daily highs of 50°C and lows of 34°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Museums 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

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Abu Simbel trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Abu Simbel are 50°C, while nighttime lows are 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

5
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Sharm El Luli and El Qulan Mangrove Forest. Escape the urban bustle at Marsa Mubarak and Marsa Shoona Bay. Spend the 14th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Gebel El Rosas, see the vivid underwater world at Elphinstone Reef, stroll through Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef, and head outdoors with Abu Dabbab Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Marsa Alam day trip tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Abu Simbel to Marsa Alam takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Abu Simbel, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Marsa Alam, ranging from highs of 42°C to lows of 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Hurghada.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Scuba & Snorkeling
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak

5
nights
Hurghada

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Mosque El Mina Masjid and Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: browse the different shops at Senzo Mall, head off the coast to Mahmya Island, look for gifts at Elite Linen Egypt, and explore the gorgeous colors at Omo Gamaar.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Hurghada vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Marsa Alam to Hurghada in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 45°C, and evening lows to 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Mahmya Island ©
Mahmya Island
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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.
Visit Coptic Orthodox Church and Al Mustafa Mosque for their historical value. Head to Na'ama Bay and Old Marketfor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square, stop by Secret Of Egypt, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Victims of Plane Crash of Boeing 737, and enjoy the sand and surf at Shark's Bay Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh sightseeing planning tool.

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. In August, daytime highs in Sharm El Sheikh are 45°C, while nighttime lows are 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Spend the 31st (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Blue Hole, view the masterpieces at WICKEDiCANDY, trot along with a tour on horseback, and see the vivid underwater world at Coral Reefs.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Dahab vacation website.

Traveling by car from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Dahab sees daily highs of 45°C and lows of 35°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole
Safaris

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.
On the 1st (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mount Sinai and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Catherine's Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Daedalus Reef Lighthouse and then explore the gorgeous colors at Jackson Reef.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint Catherine trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Saint Catherine takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Dahab in August, things will get little chillier in Saint Catherine: highs are around 39°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Red Sea and Sinai
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St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai
Jackson Reef ©
Jackson Reef

5
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore El Prince Serour and Mohamed El Masry Gallery. Get some cultural insight at El Alamein War Cemetery and Bahgat Gallery. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Gallery Alex Creation, browse the different shops at Orouba Mall, stop by CREDO, and take in the exciting artwork at Images Gallery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Alexandria tour planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Saint Catherine to Alexandria takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Saint Catherine in September since evenings lows in Alexandria dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Mersa Matruh.

Things to do in Alexandria

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

El Alamein War Cemetery
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Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
El Alamein War Cemetery ©
El Alamein War Cemetery

1
night
Mersa Matruh

Mersa Matruh ©
Mersa Matruh is a seaport in Egypt, the capital of the Matrouh Governorate. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): get into the urban bustle at Marsa Matruh and then kick back and relax at Almaza Bay.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mersa Matruh trip itinerary maker tool.

Take a bus from Alexandria to Mersa Matruh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Mersa Matruh can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Cairo.

Things to do in Mersa Matruh

Shopping Beaches Parks
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Marsa Matruh ©
Marsa Matruh
Almaza Bay ©
Almaza Bay

7
nights
Cairo

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.
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Mosque of Muhammad Ali are good opportunities to explore the local culture. For shopping fun, head to Khan Al-Khalili or Golden Bird Bazaar. Get out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Giza (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza) and Step Pyramid of Djoser (in Saqqara). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, take in the exciting artwork at Townhouse Gallery, browse the exhibits of Oum El Dounia Gallery, and stop by Islamic Cairo.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cairo trip itinerary website.

Take a bus from Mersa Matruh to Cairo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mersa Matruh in September: highs in Cairo hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Giza, Step Pyramid of Djoser
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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

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