28 days in Egypt Itinerary

28 days in Egypt Itinerary

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

3
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.
Spend the 17th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral, take a stroll through Na'ama Bay, and don't miss a visit to Soho Square Dancing Fountain.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Sharm El Sheikh is 5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in December, with highs in Sharm El Sheikh at 28°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (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
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square

3
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Spend the 20th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 21st (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dahab travel planning site.

Traveling by car from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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.
Spend the 23rd (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina, trot along with a tour on horseback, and step off the mainland to explore Giftun Islands.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hurghada journey app.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Dahab to Hurghada in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Dahab in December since evenings lows in Hurghada dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Dendera.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hurghada Marina ©
Hurghada Marina

1
night
Dendera

Dendera
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Dendera Temple Complex.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Dendera vacation planner.

Getting from Hurghada to Dendera by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Hurghada in December, Dendera is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Dendera

Historic Sites
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Dendera Temple Complex
Dendera Temple Complex

4
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Luxor is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak, take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, and get answers to all your questions at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Luxor online trip maker.

You can drive from Dendera to Luxor in 1.5 hours. In December in Luxor, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can catch the train to Edfu.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums
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Tomb of Queen Nefertari ©
Tomb of Queen Nefertari
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

1
night
Edfu

Edfu ©
Edfu is an Egyptian city, located on the west bank of the Nile River between Esna and Aswan, with a population of approximately sixty thousand people. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): explore the ancient world of Tombs of El kab and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Horus.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Edfu trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by train from Luxor to Edfu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Edfu, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Aswan.

Things to do in Edfu

Historic Sites
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Temple of Horus ©
Temple of Horus
Tombs of El kab ©
Tombs of El kab

3
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Step out of Aswan with an excursion to Temple of Kom Ombo in Kom Ombo--about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Philae Temple, step off the mainland to explore Elephantine Island, stroll through Agilkia Island, and examine the collection at Animalia.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Aswan trip planner.

Getting from Edfu to Aswan by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In January, daily temperatures in Aswan can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Temple of Kom Ombo
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Elephantine Island ©
Elephantine Island
Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Abu Simbel trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 10°C. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara) and Giza (Pyramids of Giza, Giza Plateau, &more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), look for gifts at Bazar Noobr, and get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cairo day trip planning app.

Fly from Abu Simbel to Cairo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Abu Simbel, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cairo, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

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

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