31 days in Egypt Itinerary

31 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

5
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, stop by Fair Trade Egypt, delve into the distant past at Giza Plateau, and get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cairo trip planning app.

Cape Town, South Africa to Cairo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in July; daily highs in Cairo reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Go for a jaunt from Dahab to Taba to see Salah El-Din Castle about 1h 55 min away. Spend the 7th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Hole, get outside with Three Pools, trot along with a tour on horseback, and take in the exciting artwork at WICKEDiCANDY.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Dahab trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Cairo to Dahab in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Dahab, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Salah El-Din Castle
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole
Salah El-Din Castle
Salah El-Din Castle

4
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 11th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take a stroll through Na'ama Bay, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at St Catherine Shop, and stroll through Miso Horse Riding Trips.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Safaris

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 15th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina, look for gifts at Super Naturals, head outdoors with Zone Multisports, and head off the coast to Giftun Islands.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Hurghada vacation site.

You can drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 3.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In July in Hurghada, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

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

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.
Spend the 20th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Sharm El Luli, get outside with Vivasub diving center, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Elphinstone Reef.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Marsa Alam journey planner.

Drive from Hurghada to Marsa Alam in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Hurghada in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Marsa Alam, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Scuba & Snorkeling
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Abu Simbel trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Marsa Alam to Abu Simbel takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Marsa Alam in July, expect nights in Abu Simbel to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

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 to go to Kom Ombo and see Temple of Kom Ombo, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Animalia, make a trip to Seheil Island, admire the natural beauty at Jazirat al Malik, and delve into the distant past at Qubbet el-Hawa.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to 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 °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Temple of Kom Ombo
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Animalia ©
Animalia
Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo

5
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: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, take an in-depth tour of Karnak Open Air Museum, get all the information you need at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Luxor Temple.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxor travel planning website.

Getting from Aswan to Luxor by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums
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ACE - Animal Care in Egypt ©
ACE - Animal Care in Egypt
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

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