30 days in Egypt Itinerary

30 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Start: Tampa, Florida
Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
Cairo
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Luxor
— 5 nights
Bus:  2 h 30 min
3
Hurghada
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Marsa Alam
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  5 h
5
Saint Catherine
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Dahab
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Sharm El Sheikh
— 6 nights
Fly:  22 h 45 min
End: Tampa, Florida

4
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.
Head to Khan Al-Khalili and Caricature Museumfor plenty of shopping. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Gayer-Anderson Museum (Bayt al-Kiritliya). Step out of Cairo with an excursion to Great Sphinx in Giza--about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Greek Orthodox Church of St. George (Mari Girgis), trot along with a tour on horseback, and view the masterpieces at Sondos Papyrus.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairo trip itinerary planner.

Tampa, USA to Cairo is an approximately 18.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Tampa to Cairo due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Tampa in April since evenings lows in Cairo dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Giza, Caricature Museum
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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
The Coptic Museum ©
The Coptic Museum

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 get to explore Luxor Museum and Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Medinet Habu and Shop Sandouk. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, take an in-depth tour of Karnak Open Air Museum, don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, and admire the masterpieces at Art Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Luxor trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Luxor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in April, you will find days in Luxor are a bit warmer (95°F), and nights are about the same (65°F). On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu
Luxor Museum
Luxor Museum

4
nights
Hurghada

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Careless Reef and Omo Gamaar. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mosque El Mina Masjid and Sand City. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stop by Super Naturals, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Hurghada Grand Aquarium, and examine the collection at Selkhet Papyrus.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hurghada trip planning app.

Traveling by bus from Luxor to Hurghada takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Luxor in April, expect nights in Hurghada to be about the same, around 67°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 89°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Careless Reef ©
Careless Reef
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mosque El Mina Masjid ©
Mosque El Mina Masjid

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.
Visit Marsa Shoona Bay and Gebel El Rosas for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and El Qulan Mangrove Forest. There's more to do: head outdoors with Vivasub diving center and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Marsa Alam day trip planning website.

You can drive from Hurghada to Marsa Alam in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Marsa Shoona Bay ©
Marsa Shoona Bay
Dolphin & Whale Watching
El Qulan Mangrove Forest ©
El Qulan Mangrove Forest

2
nights
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 24th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Sinai. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Jackson Reef.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Saint Catherine travel planner.

Getting from Marsa Alam to Saint Catherine by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Marsa Alam in April, things will get a bit cooler in Saint Catherine: highs are around 75°F and lows about 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dahab.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Jackson Reef
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Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai
Jackson Reef ©
Jackson Reef

2
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then explore the galleries of WICKEDiCANDY. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the vivid underwater world at Coral Reefs and then get outside with Blue Lagoon.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Dahab trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Saint Catherine to Dahab takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, Dahab is somewhat warmer than Saint Catherine - with highs of 88°F and lows of 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs

6
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Shark's Bay Beach. Do your shopping at SOHO Square and St Catherine Shop. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, get outside with SOHO Tennis & Squash center, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh journey planner.

You can drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
The Heavenly Cathedral ©
The Heavenly Cathedral
Al Mustafa Mosque ©
Al Mustafa Mosque

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