36 days in Egypt Itinerary

36 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Luxor
— 4 nights
Drive
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Aswan
— 2 nights
Fly
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Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly to Aswan, Taxi to Marsa Alam
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Marsa Alam
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hurghada
— 4 nights
Fly to Sharm el-Sheikh, Taxi to Sharm El Sheikh
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 5 nights
Drive
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Dahab
— 3 nights
Fly
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Alexandria
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cairo
— 6 nights
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Luxor — 4 nights

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 Valley of the Kings. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Luxor: Edfu (Kanais & Temple of Horus) and Dendera Temple Complex (in Dendera). The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple, delve into the distant past at Colossi of Memnon, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Queens, 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 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.
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Aswan — 2 nights

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 catch the flight to Abu Simbel.
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Abu Simbel — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): steep yourself in history 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Marsa Alam.
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Marsa Alam — 4 nights

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 Gebel El Rosas. 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 El Qulan Mangrove Forest, head outdoors with Seaworld Diving Center, don't miss a visit to Shaab Marsa Alam, and soak in style at Turkish baths.

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 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. 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.
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Hurghada — 4 nights

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, soak in style at Turkish baths, pause for some serene contemplation at 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: 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.
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Sharm El Sheikh — 5 nights

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: enjoy the sand and surf at Mangrove Beach, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, admire the local landmark of Soho Square Dancing Fountain, and pause for some serene contemplation at Al Mustafa Mosque.

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 ride a ferry; or drive. 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.
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Dahab — 3 nights

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 Coral Reefs. There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Hole, look for gifts at WICKEDiCANDY, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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 fly to Alexandria.
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Alexandria — 3 nights

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 Royal Jewelry Museum. Step out of Alexandria with an excursion to Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte in El Alamein--about 1h 50 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, admire the landmark architecture of Deir Anba Bishoi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St.Mina Monastery, and pause for some photo ops at Pompey's Pillar.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Alexandria trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Dahab to Alexandria in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dahab in July, things will get a bit cooler in Alexandria: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cairo.
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Cairo — 6 nights

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 Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara) and Giza (Great Sphinx & Giza Plateau). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Coptic Cairo, take a stroll through Islamic Cairo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), and steep yourself in history at Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan.

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 fly; or take a bus. 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 catch the flight back home.
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Egypt travel guide

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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.
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