46 days in Egypt Itinerary

46 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Alexandria
— 1 night
Drive
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Port Said
— 1 night
Drive
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Mersa Matruh
— 2 nights
Drive
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Taba
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saint Catherine
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dahab
— 1 night
Drive
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 6 nights
Taxi to Sharm el-Sheikh, Fly to Hurghada
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Hurghada
— 9 nights
Drive
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El Quseir
— 1 night
Drive
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Marsa Alam
— 8 nights
Fly
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Luxor
— 5 nights
Train
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Edfu
— 1 night
Drive
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Kom Ombo
— 1 night
Drive
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Aswan
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cairo
— 2 nights
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Alexandria

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): pause for some photo ops at St.Mina Monastery and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Catherine's Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of El Qaed Ibrahim Mosque, then get engrossed in the history at El Kobba El Samaweya, then relax and rejuvenate at The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria, and finally kick back and relax at Mamoura Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Alexandria attractions app.

Bucharest, Romania to Alexandria is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Bucharest in August, Alexandria is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Port Said.

Things to do in Alexandria

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife
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Port Said

— 1 night
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). Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Suez Canal, then admire the masterpieces at El Nasr Museum For Modern Art, and then learn about all things military at Port Said Military Museum.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Port Said online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Alexandria to Port Said in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Port Said can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mersa Matruh.

Things to do in Port Said

Museums · Parks · Nature
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Mersa Matruh

— 2 nights
Mersa Matruh is a seaport in Egypt, the capital of the Matrouh Governorate. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): indulge in some personalized pampering at Mividaspa at Almaza Bay, stop by Souq Libya, then get into the urban bustle at Marsa Matruh, and finally kick back and relax at Almaza Bay.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mersa Matruh itinerary maker.

Drive from Port Said to Mersa Matruh in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, taxi, and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Port Said in August since evenings lows in Mersa Matruh dip to 27°C. On the 5th (Fri), you'll travel to Taba.

Things to do in Mersa Matruh

Shopping · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Taba

— 2 nights
Taba is a small Egyptian town near the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): tee off at Taba Heights Golf Resort and then look for all kinds of wild species at Canyon Motor Safaris. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Castle Zaman, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wishwashi Canyon, and then step into the grandiose world of Salah El-Din Castle.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Taba day trip planning site.

Getting from Mersa Matruh to Taba by car takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Taba

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Golf
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Saint Catherine

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Ras Mohommed National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Catherine's Monastery, take in the awesome beauty at Serabit el-Khadim Mountain, stroll through Mount Sinai, visit a coastal fixture at Daedalus Reef Lighthouse, then play a few rounds at The Cascades at Soma Bay, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Jackson Reef.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Saint Catherine day trip website.

Traveling by car from Taba to Saint Catherine takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August in Saint Catherine, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Dahab

— 1 night
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): trot along with a tour on horseback, get outside with Blue Lagoon, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then head outdoors with Three Pools, and finally view the masterpieces at WICKEDiCANDY.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Dahab vacation tool.

Getting from Saint Catherine to Dahab by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Saint Catherine in August, expect Dahab to be somewhat warmer, temps between 45°C and 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Tours · Spas · Museums
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Heavenly Cathedral and Ras Um Sid. Museum-lovers will get to explore King Tut Museum and Sharm Papyrus Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Sharm El Sheikh: Al Tur (Wadi Hammamat & Moses Pool). There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get outside with The Kite Bubble, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shark's Bay Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mangrove Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 45°C, and evening lows to 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

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Hurghada

— 9 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Colona Divers El Gouna and Carless Reef. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Zeytuna Beach and Mahamya Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hurghada: Safaga (3 Turtles & El-Mallah). There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, examine the collection at Mini Egypt Park, head outdoors with Sharm El Naga, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

Before you visit Hurghada, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 45°C, and evening lows to 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to El Quseir.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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El Quseir

— 1 night
On the 26th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque Shaykh Al-Farran, then relax and rejuvenate at Planet Spa at Sentido Oriental Dream Resort, and then see the interesting displays at El Quseir Fort.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the El Quseir trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Hurghada to El Quseir in 2 hours. When traveling from Hurghada in August, plan for slightly colder days in El Quseir, with highs around 42°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in El Quseir

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Baths
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Marsa Alam

— 8 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Abu Dabbab Beach and Elphinstone Reef. Visiting Amore Safari and Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef will get you outdoors. Spend the 28th (Sun) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Marsa Shoona Bay, see the vivid underwater world at Sataya Reef, stroll through Sharm El Luli, and look for all kinds of wild species at El Qulan Mangrove Forest.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Marsa Alam trip app.

Traveling by car from El Quseir to Marsa Alam takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in August, and nighttime lows around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Luxor.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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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 inner history buff will appreciate Tomb of Ramses III and Tomb of Queen Nefertari. Museum-lovers will get to explore Karnak Open Air Museum and Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Temple of Khnum (in Esna) and Tombs of the Nobles (in Al Asasif). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Tomb of Merenptah, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Queens, explore the world behind art at Art Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Obelisk of Thutmoses I.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxor attractions planner.

Getting from Marsa Alam to Luxor by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Marsa Alam in September, expect nights in Luxor to be a bit cooler, around 28°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 46°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Edfu.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Edfu

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Kanais, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Horus, then delve into the distant past at Tombs of El kab, and finally delve into the distant past at Gibel Silsila.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Edfu day trip planning site.

You can take a train from Luxor to Edfu in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In September in Edfu, expect temperatures between 46°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Kom Ombo.

Things to do in Edfu

Historic Sites
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Kom Ombo

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Temple of Kom Ombo.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Kom Ombo vacation planning app.

You can drive from Edfu to Kom Ombo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Kom Ombo are 47°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Aswan.

Things to do in Kom Ombo

Historic Sites
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Aswan

— 3 nights
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Appreciate the collections at Animalia and Nile Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at New Kalabsha and Mausoleum of Aga Khan. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on Adoro viajar a Egipto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El-Tabia Mosque, stroll around Feryal Garden, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Aswan trip builder tool.

You can drive from Kom Ombo to Aswan in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. September in Aswan sees daily highs of 47°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Cairo.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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Cairo

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Abdeen Palace Museum, take an in-depth tour of Manial Palace Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Sergius and Bacchus, then explore the ancient world of Pyramid of Unas, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Mastaba of Kagemni, then don't miss a visit to Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep's Mastaba, then delve into the distant past at Mastaba of Mereruka, and finally explore the ancient world of Mastaba of Ptah-Hotep and Akhti-Hotep.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cairo trip builder tool.

You can fly from Aswan to Cairo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Aswan in September, expect nights in Cairo to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are little chillier, around 39°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums

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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.