30 days in Egypt Itinerary

30 days in Egypt Itinerary

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1
Cairo
— 3 nights
2
Luxor
— 5 nights
3
Edfu
— 1 night
4
Aswan
— 1 night
5
Marsa Alam
— 4 nights
6
Saint Catherine
— 1 night
7
Dahab
— 3 nights
8
Sharm El Sheikh
— 6 nights
9
Hurghada
— 5 nights

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Coptic Cairo and Al-Azhar Park. Appreciate the collections at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Oum El Dounia Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza). There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, stop by Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, contemplate the long history of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairo route planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Cairo. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Coptic Cairo ©
Coptic Cairo
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

5
nights
Luxor

Luxor
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Medinet Habu and Avenue of Sphinxes. Get a sense of the local culture at Temple of Karnak and Valley of the Kings. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, get answers to all your questions at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, and browse for treasures at Shop Sandouk.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Luxor tour builder website.

Fly from Cairo to Luxor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in January, you will find days in Luxor are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are little chillier (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Edfu.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Tomb of Ramses VI
Tomb of Ramses VI
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu
Avenue of Sphinxes ©
Avenue of Sphinxes

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. On the 10th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Tombs of El kab and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Horus.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Edfu trip itinerary maker tool.

You can take a train from Luxor to Edfu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Edfu are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to take a 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

1
night
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
On the 11th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Animalia, get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Aswan travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Edfu to Aswan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. January in Aswan sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Aswan

Museums Historic Sites
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Animalia ©
Animalia
Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum

4
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shark Diving and Marsa Shoona Bay. Visiting Elphinstone Reef and Abu Dabbab Beach will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: see the vivid underwater world at Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef, get outside with Vivasub diving center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sataya Reef, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sharm El Luli.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Marsa Alam road trip planner.

You can drive from Aswan to Marsa Alam in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Marsa Alam when traveling from Aswan in January, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Shark Diving
Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef
Marsa Shoona Bay ©
Marsa Shoona Bay

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): contemplate the long history of St. Catherine's Monastery and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Sinai.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Catherine trip itinerary maker site.

Fly from Marsa Alam to Saint Catherine in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Marsa Alam in January, things will get little chillier in Saint Catherine: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dahab.

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

3
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Coral Reefs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and WICKEDiCANDY. Next up on the itinerary: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and head outdoors with Blue Lagoon.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dahab trip planner.

Drive from Saint Catherine to Dahab in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Saint Catherine, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Dahab, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Ras Um Sid. We've included these beaches for you: El Fanar and Na'ama Bay. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral, look for gifts at Mall Darya, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Coptic Orthodox Church, and hunt for treasures at Old Market.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Sharm El Sheikh sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Shopping Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Shark Diving
Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at Mosque El Mina Masjid and Selkhet Papyrus. Take a break from the city and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's still lots to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Careless Reef, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and look for gifts at Evolution Egypt.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hurghada online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in January, Hurghada is little chillier at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Parasailing & Paragliding
Careless Reef ©
Careless Reef

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