31 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Klarna Trips Egypt sightseeing planner
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Alexandria
— 3 nights
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Cairo
— 4 nights
Fly
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Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly
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Aswan
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Kom Ombo
— 1 night
Train
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Luxor
— 5 nights
Fly
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Marsa Alam
— 3 nights
Fly
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Dahab
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Taba
— 1 night
Drive
10
Saint Catherine
— 1 night
Drive
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
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Hurghada
— 4 nights
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Alexandria — 3 nights

Mediterranean's Bride

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bibliotheca Alexandrina and Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fort Qaitbey and Lighthouse of Alexandria. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Royal Jewelry Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, take in the exciting artwork at El Prince Serour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of El Qaed Ibrahim Mosque.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Alexandria online road trip planner.

Milan, Italy to Alexandria is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Milan in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Alexandria. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cairo.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games
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Cairo — 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bent Pyramid and Pyramid of Teti. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pyramids of Giza and The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Saqqara (Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids & Memphis and Sakkara) and Giza (Giza Plateau & Great Sphinx). There's much more to do: get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Idut, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Aqsunqur Mosque.

Ask Klarna Trips to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Cairo fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Alexandria to Cairo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Alexandria in July: highs in Cairo hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Abu Simbel.
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Abu Simbel — 1 night

On the 9th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Abu Simbel trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Abu Simbel takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. When traveling from Cairo in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Abu Simbel: temperatures range from 47°C by day to 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Aswan.
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Historic Sites
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Aswan — 2 nights

Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Nubian Museum, steep yourself in history at Philae Temple, and then delve into the distant past at Monastery of St. Simeon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Elephantine Island, examine the collection at Animalia, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kitchner's Island.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Aswan road trip planning app.

You can fly from Abu Simbel to Aswan in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 49°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kom Ombo.
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Kom Ombo — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Temple of Kom Ombo and then get a new perspective on nature at Crocodile Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kom Ombo road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Aswan to Kom Ombo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 49°C in July, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Luxor.
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Luxor — 5 nights

A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Get a sense of the local culture at Dendera Temple Complex and Avenue of Sphinxes. Appreciate the collections at Karnak Open Air Museum and Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak, explore the ancient world of Valley of the Nobles, pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Luxor trip itinerary site.

You can take a train from Kom Ombo to Luxor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Luxor can reach 48°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Marsa Alam.
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Marsa Alam — 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Amore Safari and Marsa Mubarak. Spend a fascinating day underwater on the 19th (Wed) with a shark diving experience. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Abu Dabbab Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Elphinstone Reef.

Plan a trip to Marsa Alam easily and quickly by telling Klarna Trips to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Marsa Alam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Luxor in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Marsa Alam: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Dahab.
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Dahab — 2 nights

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Dahab trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Marsa Alam to Dahab in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Dahab are 44°C, while nighttime lows are 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Taba.
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Taba — 1 night

Taba is a small Egyptian town near the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. On the 23rd (Sun), stroll through Wishwashi Canyon, then step into the grandiose world of Castle Zaman, and then step into the grandiose world of Salah El-Din Castle.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Taba travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Taba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Saint Catherine.
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Saint Catherine — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): stroll through Mount Sinai and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Catherine's Monastery.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint Catherine day trip site.

You can drive from Taba to Saint Catherine in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. July in Saint Catherine sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.
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Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Sharm El Sheikh — 3 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Heavenly Cathedral and Al Mustafa Mosque. Spend the 26th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 27th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: see Off-Road Tours.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Saint Catherine to Sharm El Sheikh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Saint Catherine in July, things will get a bit warmer in Sharm El Sheikh: highs are around 44°C and lows about 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Mini Egypt Park and Spas. Get some cultural insight at Mosque El Mina Masjid and Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda. Spend the 28th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: make a short side trip with Day Trips, take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina, see Off-Road Tours, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Hurghada road trip planner.

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 45°C in July, and nighttime lows around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to fly 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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