49 days in Egypt Itinerary

49 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt attractions planner

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Cairo
— 15 nights
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Aswan
— 8 nights
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Luxor
— 14 nights
Fly
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 11 nights
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Cairo

— 15 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Giza (Giza Plateau, Great Sphinx, &more) and Saqqara (Step Pyramid of Djoser, Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep's Mastaba, &more). Spend the 18th (Mon) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. On the 26th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, take in the spiritual surroundings of Al-Azhar Mosque, contemplate the long history of Mosque of Muhammad Ali, and get to know the fascinating history of Coptic Cairo.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Cairo trip maker tool.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Cairo. In January, daily temperatures in Cairo can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 11 — 26:

Aswan

— 8 nights
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. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Philae Temple, get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum, step off the mainland to explore Elephantine Island, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kitchner's Island.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Aswan road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Aswan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairo in January, you will find days in Aswan are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 26 — Feb 3:

Luxor

— 14 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Luxor: Dendera Temple Complex (in Dendera) and Tombs of the Nobles (in Al Asasif). Spend the 11th (Thu) floating through the air with a balloon tour. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, and get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum.

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Traveling by car from Aswan to Luxor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Aswan in February, plan for slightly colder nights in Luxor, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 3 — 17:

Sharm El Sheikh

— 11 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sharm El Sheikh: Dahab (Scuba & Snorkeling & Blue Hole). The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, make a trip to Soho Square Dancing Fountain, browse the different shops at SOHO Square, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Sharm El Sheikh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Luxor in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sharm El Sheikh, with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 17 — 28:

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.