38 days in Egypt Itinerary

38 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Philae Temple, get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum, head off the coast to Elephantine Island, and don't miss a visit to Aswan Sculpture Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Aswan planning site.

Lahore, Pakistan to Aswan is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lahore to Aswan is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Lahore in August, you will find days in Aswan are a bit warmer (50°C), and nights are about the same (34°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
On the 5th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

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You can fly from Aswan to Abu Simbel in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 50°C, and evening lows to 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

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 7th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Sharm El Luli, see the vivid underwater world at Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef, stroll through Elphinstone Reef, and look for all kinds of wild species at El Qulan Mangrove Forest.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Marsa Alam visit planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Abu Simbel to Marsa Alam in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Abu Simbel in August, you will find days in Marsa Alam are little chillier (42°C), and nights are about the same (34°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Hurghada.

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

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 11th (Tue) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina, examine the collection at Selkhet Papyrus, admire the striking features of Mosque El Mina Masjid, and head outdoors with Oxygen Red Sea Hurghada.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hurghada trip maker website.

You can drive from Marsa Alam to Hurghada in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. August in Hurghada sees daily highs of 45°C and lows of 33°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dendera.

Things to do in Hurghada

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

1
night
Dendera

Dendera
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Dendera Temple Complex.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Dendera trip planner.

You can drive from Hurghada to Dendera in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 49°C, and evening lows to 32°C. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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: contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak, delve into the distant past at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Queens.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Luxor road trip planner.

You can drive from Dendera to Luxor in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Luxor are 49°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cairo.

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

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 Cairo's surroundings by going to Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara) and Giza (Pyramids of Giza, Giza Plateau, &more). Spend the 26th (Wed) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, stop by Bazar Noobr, walk around Al-Azhar Park, and cruise along Amru Tours - Day Tours.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairo road trip planner.

You can fly from Luxor to Cairo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Luxor, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cairo, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Taba.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Giza, Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
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Photography Tours
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 27th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Salah El-Din Castle and then step into the grandiose world of Castle Zaman.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Taba journey builder app.

Traveling by car from Cairo to Taba takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow 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 28th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Hole, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Reefs, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Dahab travel route planning tool.

You can drive from Taba to Dahab in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Dahab sees daily highs of 45°C and lows of 35°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough 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
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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.
Spend the 1st (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Al Mustafa Mosque, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Shark's Bay Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Sharm El Sheikh, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 45°C in August, and nighttime lows around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

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

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