36 days in Egypt Itinerary

36 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
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: Dendera Temple Complex (in Dendera) and Edfu (Kanais & Temple of Horus). 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 12-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 °C, while days are much warmer, around °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, thendon'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, thenexplore the ancient world of Monastery of St. Simeon, thensee 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 °C in July, and nighttime lows around °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 °C, and evening lows to °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

4
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 Marsa Mubarak. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at El Qulan Mangrove Forest and Gebel El Rosas. And it doesn't end there: meet some fierce fish with Seaworld Diving Center, stroll through Marsa Shoona Bay, don't miss a visit to Shaab Marsa Alam, and see the vivid underwater world at Elphinstone Reef.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Marsa Alam road trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Abu Simbel to Marsa Alam in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Abu Simbel in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Marsa Alam: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) 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
Seaworld Diving Center ©
Seaworld Diving Center
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Giftun Islands. 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 soak in style at Turkish baths.

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 °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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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 Coptic Orthodox Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Relax by the water at Shark's Bay Beach and Mangrove Beach. Spend the 23rd (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ras Um Sid, admire the landmark architecture of Al Mustafa Mosque, admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

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

You can drive from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh in 3.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °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 Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay

3
nights
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 WICKEDiCANDY. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Mount Sinai. There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, Head underground at Blue Hole, and see the vivid underwater world at Coral Reefs.

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 °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

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 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind St.Mina Monastery, admire the striking features of Deir Anba Bishoi, contemplate the long history of Fort Qaitbey, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Catherine's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Alexandria trip planner.

Getting from Dahab to Alexandria by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dahab in July, things will get a bit cooler in Alexandria: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive 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

6
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 Great Sphinx. Escape the urban bustle at Zamalek (Gezira Island) and Nile River. Change things up with a short trip to Step Pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara (about 52 minutes away). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, explore the ancient world of Bent Pyramid, and contemplate the long history of Ben Ezra Synagogue.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cairo online tour itinerary maker.

You can 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 and about the same nights in Cairo: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trips

Giza, Step Pyramid of Djoser
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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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