37 days in Egypt Itinerary

37 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza) and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Muhammad Ali, explore the historical opulence of Bab al-Futuh, and get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip itinerary builder tool.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Cairo is an approximately 29-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Christchurch to Cairo. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Christchurch in May: high temperatures in Cairo hover around 38°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

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

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

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

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Abu Simbel takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Cairo in May; daily highs in Abu Simbel reach 46°C and lows reach 28°C. On the 31st (Sun), 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. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Philae Temple, head off the coast to Elephantine Island, don't miss a visit to Aswan Sculpture Park, and delve into the distant past at Agilkia Island.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Aswan route site.

Getting from Abu Simbel to Aswan by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. May in Aswan sees daily highs of 47°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Edfu.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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

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 4th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Tombs of El kab and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Horus.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Edfu online holiday planner.

Take a train from Aswan to Edfu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June in Edfu, expect temperatures between 49°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Luxor.

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

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, don't miss a visit to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, and appreciate the history behind Tomb of Queen Nefertari.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Luxor day trip site.

You can take a train from Edfu to Luxor in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In June, daily temperatures in Luxor can reach 49°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Shopping · 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

4
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mahmya Island. There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, cool off at Makadi Water World, stroll through Carless Reef, and go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hurghada trip itinerary maker site.

You can take a bus from Luxor to Hurghada in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Luxor in June: highs in Hurghada hover around 44°C, while lows dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Mahmya Island ©
Mahmya Island
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hurghada Marina ©
Hurghada Marina

3
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.
Marsa Alam is known for wildlife, beaches, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Sharm El Luli, head outdoors with Abu Dabbab Beach, explore the gorgeous colors at Elphinstone Reef, and stroll through Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Marsa Alam day trip tool.

Getting from Hurghada to Marsa Alam by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Hurghada in June, you will find days in Marsa Alam are a bit cooler (41°C), and nights are about the same (32°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
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Shark Diving
Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak

3
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.
Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Ras Mohommed National Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mount Sinai, steep yourself in history at St. Catherine's Monastery, and explore the gorgeous colors at Jackson Reef.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Saint Catherine trip itinerary builder app.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Marsa Alam to Saint Catherine in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Marsa Alam in June; daily highs in Saint Catherine reach 36°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dahab.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Red Sea and Sinai, Ras Mohommed National Park
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Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai
St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Ras Mohommed National Park ©
Ras Mohommed National Park

3
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Spend the 19th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Hole, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coral Reefs, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and look for gifts at WICKEDiCANDY.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Dahab holiday planning website.

You can drive from Saint Catherine to Dahab in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Saint Catherine in June: high temperatures in Dahab hover around 43°C and lows are around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs

7
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.
Sharm El Sheikh is known for wildlife, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral, take a stroll through Na'ama Bay, and browse the different shops at SOHO Square.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Sharm El Sheikh are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 28:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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