36 days in Egypt Itinerary

36 days in Egypt Itinerary

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

4
nights
Luxor

Luxor
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Get some cultural insight at Temple of Karnak and Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Luxor: Edfu (Kanais & Temple of Horus) and Dendera Temple Complex (in Dendera). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, delve into the distant past at Valley of the Queens, take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Luxor holiday planner.

Lagos, Nigeria to Luxor is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lagos to Luxor due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lagos in July, expect nights in Luxor to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are much warmer, around 48°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Edfu, Dendera Temple Complex
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Dendera Temple Complex
Dendera Temple Complex
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

2
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
On the 11th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El-Tabia Mosque, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum, then don't miss a visit to Philae Temple, and finally delve into the distant past at New Kalabsha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Nubian Village, then explore the ancient world of Monastery of St. Simeon, then see the interesting displays at Animalia, and finally explore the ancient world of Qubbet el-Hawa.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Aswan trip website.

You can drive from Luxor to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 49°C in July, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Museums
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Animalia ©
Animalia
Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Abu Simbel trip itinerary site.

Fly from Aswan to Abu Simbel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 47°C, and evening lows to 30°C. On the 13th (Sat), 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

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Sharm El Luli and El Qulan Mangrove Forest. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Marsa Mubarak and Marsa Shoona Bay. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Gebel El Rosas, head outdoors with Seaworld Diving Center, don't miss a visit to Shaab Marsa Alam, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Elphinstone Reef.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Marsa Alam vacation planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Abu Simbel to Marsa Alam in 8 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Abu Simbel in July, expect nights in Marsa Alam to be about the same, around 32°C, while days are slightly colder, around 41°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hurghada.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Seaworld Diving Center ©
Seaworld Diving Center
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Mahmya Island. Spend the 20th (Sat) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina, admire the striking features of Mosque El Mina Masjid, and step off the mainland to explore Giftun Islands.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hurghada trip itinerary website.

Getting from Marsa Alam to Hurghada by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Marsa Alam, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Hurghada, ranging from highs of 45°C to lows of 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins

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.
Na'ama Bay and The Heavenly Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Relax by the water at Shark's Bay Beach and Ras Um Sid. Spend the 23rd (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, browse the different shops at SOHO Square, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mangrove Beach, and ponder the design of Soho Square Dancing Fountain.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh attractions planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 44°C in July, and nighttime lows around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Mangrove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay

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Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Catherine's Monastery and Mount Sinai. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Blue Hole. There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stroll through Coral Reefs, and view the masterpieces at WICKEDiCANDY.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Dahab trip planner.

You can drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Dahab sees daily highs of 44°C and lows of 34°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Saint Catherine
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at El Alamein War Cemetery and Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Step out of Alexandria with an excursion to Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte in El Alamein--about 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind St.Mina Monastery, admire the landmark architecture of St. Catherine's Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Deir Anba Bishoi, and take an in-depth tour of Alexandria National Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Alexandria online trip maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Dahab to Alexandria takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, Alexandria is slightly colder than Dahab - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cairo.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

El Alamein
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Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte ©
Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pyramids of Giza and The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities. Escape the urban bustle at Zamalek (Gezira Island) and Nile River. Venture out of the city with trips to Giza (Great Sphinx & Giza Plateau) and Saqqara (Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids & Step Pyramid of Djoser). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Coptic Cairo, stop by Islamic Cairo, steep yourself in history at Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, and admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary).

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip maker app.

Drive from Alexandria to Cairo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Alexandria in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Cairo, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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

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