41 days in Egypt Itinerary

41 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Fly to Cairo International Airport, Drive to Giza
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Giza
— 6 nights
Fly
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Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly to Aswan, Train to Luxor
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Luxor
— 6 nights
Fly
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Marsa Alam
— 6 nights
Drive
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Hurghada
— 6 nights
Fly to Sharm el-Sheikh, Taxi to Sharm El Sheikh
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 6 nights
Drive
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Dahab
— 5 nights
Drive
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Saint Catherine
— 4 nights
Drive to Sharm El Sheikh International Airport, Fly to Washington

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Giza

— 6 nights
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Step out of Giza with an excursion to Mosque-Sabil of Sulayman Agha al-Silahdar in Cairo--about 36 minutes away. Spend the 24th (Sun) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take a stroll through Islamic Cairo, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Coptic Cairo.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Giza trip maker tool.

Washington, USA to Giza is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. When traveling from Washington in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Giza: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Abu Simbel

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

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Getting from Giza to Abu Simbel by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. While traveling from Giza, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Abu Simbel, ranging from highs of 95°F to lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Luxor

— 6 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak, take in the spiritual surroundings of Luxor Temple, take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, and delve into the distant past at Medinet Habu.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Luxor journey planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Abu Simbel to Luxor in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. October in Luxor sees daily highs of 95°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 28 — Nov 3:

Marsa Alam

— 6 nights
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 4th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Sharm El Luli, see the vivid underwater world at Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef, don't miss a visit to Shaab Marsa Alam, and stroll through Marsa Mubarak.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Marsa Alam trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Luxor to Marsa Alam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Luxor in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 67°F in Marsa Alam. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hurghada.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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Hurghada

— 6 nights
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 (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend a fun-filled day on the 13th (Sat) at Makadi Water World. And it doesn't end there: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, browse the different shops at Senzo Mall, head off the coast to Giftun Islands, and go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hurghada online travel planner.

You can drive from Marsa Alam to Hurghada in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Sharm El Sheikh

— 6 nights

City of Peace

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 16th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, see Off-Road Tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Na'ama Bay, and head outdoors with The Kite Bubble.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary website.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in November, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 21:

Dahab

— 5 nights
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Spend the 22nd (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 25th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Blue Hole, get outside with Blue Lagoon, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Dahab attractions planner.

Drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Dahab are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 26:

Saint Catherine

— 4 nights
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 28th (Sun) exploring nature at Ras Mohommed National Park. There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mount Sinai and see the vivid underwater world at Jackson Reef.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Catherine day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Saint Catherine takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Dahab in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Saint Catherine, with highs around 68°F, while nights are colder with lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 26 — 30:

Egypt travel guide

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Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.