30 days in Egypt Itinerary

30 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Oum El Dounia Gallery. Get a sense of the local culture at Pyramids of Giza and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. Change things up with a short trip to Great Sphinx in Giza (about 34 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, explore the activities along Nile River, and take in the exciting artwork at Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairo driving holiday site.

Indianapolis, USA to Cairo is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Indianapolis to Cairo. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Indianapolis in April; daily highs in Cairo reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Coptic Orthodox Church and The Heavenly Cathedral. We've included these beaches for you: El Fanar and Ras Um Sid. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square, look for gifts at Secret Of Egypt, and see Off-Road Tours.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh route planner.

Getting from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of °F in Sharm El Sheikh. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid

2
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 11th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at WICKEDiCANDY and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Blue Lagoon, thensee the vivid underwater world at Coral Reefs, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

Plan trip to Dahab with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Dahab, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs
Horseback Riding Tours

1
night
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.
On the 13th (Mon), steep yourself in history at St. Catherine's Monastery and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mount Sinai.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Catherine trip itinerary app.

Drive from Dahab to Saint Catherine in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, Saint Catherine is a bit cooler than Dahab - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai

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.
Relax by the water at Marsa Shoona Bay and Sharm El Luli. Attractions like Abu Dabbab Beach and Elphinstone Reef make great kid-friendly stops. It doesn't end there: get outside with Outdoor Activities and explore the gorgeous colors at Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Marsa Alam online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Saint Catherine to Marsa Alam in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Saint Catherine in April, with highs in Marsa Alam at °F and lows at °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Hurghada.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Shark Diving
Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef
Abu Dabbab Beach ©
Abu Dabbab Beach

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Parasailing & Paragliding and Makadi Water World. Get in touch with nature at Careless Reef and Horseback Riding Tours. And it doesn't end there: cool off at Jungle Aqua Park, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, admire the landmark architecture of Mosque El Mina Masjid, and look for gifts at Evolution Egypt.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hurghada online route maker.

You can drive from Marsa Alam to Hurghada in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Hurghada are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Theme Parks Tours
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Careless Reef ©
Careless Reef
Makadi Water World ©
Makadi Water World

4
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Temple of Karnak and Avenue of Sphinxes. You'll explore and learn at Luxor Museum and Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Tomb of Ramses VI, take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu, steep yourself in history at Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina), and pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Luxor planning tool.

You can take a bus from Hurghada to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Hurghada in April, you will find days in Luxor are somewhat warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Edfu.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Avenue of Sphinxes ©
Avenue of Sphinxes
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu
Tomb of Ramses VI
Tomb of Ramses VI

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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Tombs of El kab and then delve into the distant past at Temple of Horus.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Edfu online vacation planner.

You can take a train from Luxor to Edfu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. April in Edfu sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Aswan.

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

5
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Step off the beaten path and head to Temple of Kom Ombo and Nubian Village. Popular historic sites such as Unfinished Obelisk and Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Nubian Museum, see human ingenuity at work at Aswan High Dam, take in the spiritual surroundings of Philae Temple, and head off the coast to Elephantine Island.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Aswan online route planner.

Traveling by train from Edfu to Aswan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around °F in April, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Temple of Kom Ombo
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Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo
Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum
Animalia ©
Animalia

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