46 days in Egypt Itinerary

46 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Alexandria
— 5 nights
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Port Said
— 3 nights
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Cairo
— 9 nights
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Giza
— 2 nights
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Abydos
— 1 night
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Dendera
— 2 nights
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Luxor
— 5 nights
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Edfu
— 2 nights
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Kom Ombo
— 1 night
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Aswan
— 2 nights
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Abu Simbel
— 2 nights
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Marsa Alam
— 6 nights
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Hurghada
— 3 nights
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Dahab
— 2 nights
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Alexandria

— 5 nights

Mediterranean's Bride

Known for its turbulent and eventful past, the port city of Alexandria retains a historic charm and atmosphere, boasting thousands of years of Egypt's cultural heritage.
El Alamein World War II Military Museum and Antoniades Garden will appeal to museum buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to El Alamein War Cemetery and Abu Mena. Change things up with these side-trips from Alexandria: Dahab reef (in Kawm ad Dahab) and Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte (in El Alamein). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Mamoura Beach, delve into the distant past at Sarapeum (Serapeion), contemplate the long history of Chatby Tombs, and appreciate the history behind St.Mina Monastery.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Alexandria online trip planner.

Bucharest, Romania to Alexandria is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Bucharest in July, Alexandria is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Port Said.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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Port Said

— 3 nights
Port Said is a city that lies in north east Egypt extending about 30km along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, north of the Suez Canal, with an approximate population of 603,787 (2010). Here are some ideas for day two: learn about all things military at Port Said Military Museum.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Said day trip planning site.

Getting from Alexandria to Port Said by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Port Said can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Sat) before leaving for Cairo.

Things to do in Port Said

Museums · Parks · Nature
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Cairo

— 9 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

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.
Abu Sir Pyramids has been added to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Coptic Museum and Statue of Ramses II. Your inner history buff will appreciate Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan and Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary). Get out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: El Mahy Atelier (in Giza) and Mastaba of Ti (in Saqqara). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cave Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Al-Azhar Mosque, explore the world behind art at Gayer-Anderson Museum (Bayt al-Kiritliya), and contemplate the long history of Mosque of Ibn Tulun.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cairo trip planning site.

You can drive from Port Said to Cairo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. When traveling from Port Said in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cairo, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Giza.

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Giza

— 2 nights
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): get a tailor-made plan with Usamitas Tours. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable excursion with Egypt Select Tours.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Giza trip itinerary builder tool.

Giza is just a stone's throw from Cairo. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Abydos.

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Side Trips

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Abydos

— 1 night
To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Abydos attractions planner.

Explore your travel options from Giza to Abydos with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Giza in July: highs in Abydos hover around 46°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Dendera.
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Dendera

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the ancient world of Dendera Temple Complex.

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Getting from Abydos to Dendera by car takes about 2 hours. July in Dendera sees daily highs of 48°C and lows of 30°C at night. On the 23rd (Sat), you're off to Luxor.

Things to do in Dendera

Historic Sites
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Luxor

— 5 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Tomb of Ramses VI, Colossi of Memnon, Luxor Temple, and other attractions. Discover out-of-the-way places like Valley of the Nobles and Karnak Open Air Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Mummification Museum and Shop Sandouk. Get out of town with these interesting Luxor side-trips: Temple of Khnum (in Esna) and Tombs of the Nobles (in Al Asasif). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II), make a trip to Tomb of Queen Nefertari, appreciate the history behind Obelisk of Thutmoses I, and get your bearings at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Luxor online visit planner.

You can drive from Dendera to Luxor in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 48°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Edfu.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

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Edfu

— 2 nights
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. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Gibel Silsila, delve into the distant past at Kanais, and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Horus.

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Traveling by train from Luxor to Edfu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 48°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kom Ombo.

Things to do in Edfu

Historic Sites
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Kom Ombo

— 1 night
For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Kom Ombo tour itinerary builder site.

Drive from Edfu to Kom Ombo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 49°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Aswan.

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Historic Sites
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Aswan

— 2 nights
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
On your second day here, surround yourself with nature on Adoro viajar a Egipto and then delve into the distant past at Monastery of St. Simeon.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Aswan trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Kom Ombo to Aswan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 49°C in July, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Abu Simbel

— 2 nights
To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Abu Simbel trip planner.

Fly from Aswan to Abu Simbel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 50°C, and evening lows to 33°C. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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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.
Visit Marsa Shoona Bay and El Qulan Mangrove Forest for some beach relaxation. Step off the beaten path and head to Amore Safari and Gebel El Rosas. Spend the 6th (Sat) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Next up on the itinerary: see the vivid underwater world at Elphinstone Reef, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hankorab Beach, head outdoors with Abu Dabbab Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Astronomy Center.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Marsa Alam holiday planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Abu Simbel to Marsa Alam in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. When traveling from Abu Simbel in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Marsa Alam: temperatures range from 42°C by day to 34°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hurghada.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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Hurghada

— 3 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mosque El Mina Masjid and Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda. Step off the beaten path and head to ORCA Dive Club Soma Bay and Mahamya Beach. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Shaab Abu Ramada/The Aquarium and explore the world behind art at Sand City.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hurghada visit site.

You can drive from Marsa Alam to Hurghada in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 45°C, and evening lows to 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Hurghada

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

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Dahab

— 2 nights
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
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Getting from Hurghada to Dahab by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 45°C in August, and nighttime lows around 35°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

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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.