36 days in Egypt Itinerary

36 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cairo
— 4 nights
2
Taba
— 1 night
3
Dahab
— 4 nights
4
Sharm El Sheikh
— 5 nights
5
Hurghada
— 5 nights
6
Marsa Alam
— 5 nights
7
Dendera
— 1 night
8
Luxor
— 5 nights
9
Edfu
— 1 night
10
Aswan
— 3 nights
11
Abu Simbel
— 1 night

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). Spend the 17th (Fri) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, cruise along Amru Tours - Day Tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Muhammad Ali, and stroll around Al-Azhar Park.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cairo journey planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Cairo. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Taba.

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

1
night
Taba

Taba
Taba is a small Egyptian town near the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Salah El-Din Castle and then explore the historical opulence of Castle Zaman.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Taba online visit planner.

Drive from Cairo to Taba in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Taba

Historic Sites
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Salah El-Din Castle
Salah El-Din Castle
Castle Zaman ©
Castle Zaman

4
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Spend the 19th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 22nd (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Blue Hole, view the masterpieces at WICKEDiCANDY, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Dahab trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Taba to Dahab takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Dahab sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole
Spas

5
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 23rd (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, head outdoors with SOHO Tennis & Squash center, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Coptic Orthodox Church.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Sharm El Sheikh sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
Safaris

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.
Spend the 28th (Tue) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's lots more to do: go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina, step off the mainland to explore Giftun Islands, examine the collection at Selkhet Papyrus, and look for gifts at Super Naturals.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Hurghada journey builder site.

Traveling by car from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Hurghada are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hurghada Marina ©
Hurghada Marina
Mahmya Island ©
Mahmya Island

5
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 3rd (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Sharm El Luli, enjoy the sand and surf at El Qulan Mangrove Forest, get outside with Abu Dabbab Beach, and explore the gorgeous colors at Elphinstone Reef.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Marsa Alam trip planner.

Getting from Hurghada to Marsa Alam by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Hurghada in August, 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 on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dendera.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

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

1
night
Dendera

Dendera
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Dendera Temple Complex.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Dendera itinerary website.

You can drive from Marsa Alam to Dendera in 5 hours. When traveling from Marsa Alam in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Dendera: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Dendera

Historic Sites
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Dendera Temple Complex
Dendera Temple Complex

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: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Queens, get answers to all your questions at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, and get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxor holiday planner.

Drive from Dendera to Luxor in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Edfu.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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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. On the 13th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Tombs of El kab and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Horus.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Edfu travel route planner.

Getting from Luxor to Edfu by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time 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

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. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Philae Temple, make a trip to Seheil Island, see the interesting displays at Animalia, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral.

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

You can take a train from Edfu to Aswan in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, daily temperatures in Aswan can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

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

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Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
On the 17th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Abu Simbel day trip planning tool.

Getting from Aswan to Abu Simbel by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

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