26 days in Egypt Itinerary

26 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Cairo
— 4 nights
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Luxor
— 5 nights
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Aswan
— 3 nights
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Abu Simbel
— 2 nights
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Marsa Alam
— 3 nights
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Saint Catherine
— 1 night
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Dahab
— 2 nights
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 4 nights

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Cairo

Cairo ©

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.
Kids will enjoy The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Islamic Cairo. Step off the beaten path and head to Step Pyramid of Djoser and Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay. Explore Cairo's surroundings by going to Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara) and Giza (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Muhammad Ali and stroll around Al-Azhar Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Cairo holiday planner.

Sydney, Australia to Cairo is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Cairo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in October, things will get a bit warmer in Cairo: highs are around 35°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Step Pyramid of Djoser ©
Step Pyramid of Djoser
Mosque of Muhammad Ali ©
Mosque of Muhammad Ali

5
nights
Luxor

Luxor
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Luxor Museum and Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Temple of Horus and Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak, get all the information you need at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, explore the ancient world of Tomb of Ramses VI, and make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Luxor trip builder site.

Getting from Cairo to Luxor by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Cairo in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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Luxor Museum
Luxor Museum
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu
Temple of Horus ©
Temple of Horus

3
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Appreciate the collections at Nubian Museum and Nile Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Animalia and Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Philae Temple, explore the ancient world of Monastery of St. Simeon, and admire the engineering at Aswan High Dam.

Plan trip to Aswan with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Luxor to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

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

2
nights
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Abu Simbel online travel planner.

Fly from Aswan to Abu Simbel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Abu Simbel can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. You'll set off for Marsa Alam on the 16th (Sat).

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Marsa Shoona Bay and Gebel El Rosas. Family-friendly places like Sharm El Luli and Astronomy Center will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at El Qulan Mangrove Forest and tour the pleasant surroundings at Marsa Mubarak.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Marsa Alam road trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Abu Simbel to Marsa Alam takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Abu Simbel in October, expect nights in Marsa Alam to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
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El Qulan Mangrove Forest ©
El Qulan Mangrove Forest
Marsa Shoona Bay ©
Marsa Shoona Bay
Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli

1
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Saint Catherine

Saint Catherine ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): steep yourself in history at St. Catherine's Monastery and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mount Sinai.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, read Saint Catherine day trip site.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Marsa Alam to Saint Catherine in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Marsa Alam in October, with highs in Saint Catherine at 31°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai

2
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Dahab

Dahab ©
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 21st (Thu), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): get outside with Blue Lagoon, then head outdoors with Three Pools, and then stop by WICKEDiCANDY.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dahab driving holiday app.

Getting from Saint Catherine to Dahab by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Saint Catherine in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Dahab: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Spas · Museums · Shopping
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Three Pools ©
Three Pools
Spas

4
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Sharm El Sheikh

Sharm El Sheikh ©

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.
Family-friendly places like El Fanar and Dolphina Park will thrill your kids. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ras Um Sid and King Tut Museum. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Shark's Bay Beach, make a splash at Cleo Park Sharm Elsheikh, and pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Victims of Plane Crash of Boeing 737.

For maps and tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Sharm El Sheikh, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Theme Parks
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Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach
The Heavenly Cathedral ©
The Heavenly Cathedral
Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid

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