33 days in Egypt Itinerary

33 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Mit Rahina Museum and Gayer-Anderson Museum (Bayt al-Kiritliya). Museum-lovers will appreciate The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and The Coptic Museum. Go for a jaunt from Cairo to Giza to see Great Sphinx about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, look for gifts at Sondos Papyrus, trot along with a tour on horseback, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary).

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cairo travel itinerary planner.

Tampa, USA to Cairo is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Tampa to Cairo, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Cairo can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

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

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Mosque El Mina Masjid and Selkhet Papyrus. Visiting Parasailing & Paragliding and Off-Road Tours will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Careless Reef, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Hurghada Grand Aquarium, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Hurghada itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Cairo to Hurghada in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Hurghada, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Careless Reef ©
Careless Reef
Horseback Riding Tours

5
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 Medinet Habu. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Luxor Museum and Art Museum. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Avenue of Sphinxes, browse for treasures at Shop Sandouk, get lost in a book at Libreria Aboudi Bookstore, and examine the collection at Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum.

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Traveling by bus from Hurghada to Luxor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hurghada in May: highs in Luxor hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Edfu.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu
Avenue of Sphinxes ©
Avenue of Sphinxes

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. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Kanais and then delve into the distant past at Temple of Horus.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Edfu itinerary website.

Take a train from Luxor to Edfu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. May in Edfu sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Edfu

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Horus ©
Temple of Horus
Kanais ©
Kanais

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shark Diving and Elphinstone Reef. We've included these beaches for you: Marsa Shoona Bay and Sharm El Luli. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Abu Dabbab Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Gebel El Rosas, and soak in style at Turkish baths.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Marsa Alam trip itinerary site.

Getting from Edfu to Marsa Alam by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Edfu in May: highs in Marsa Alam hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef
Marsa Shoona Bay ©
Marsa Shoona Bay

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Sinai.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Saint Catherine travel route planner.

Fly from Marsa Alam to Saint Catherine in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Marsa Alam in May, expect Saint Catherine to be little chillier, temps between °F and °F. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai

2
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then take in the exciting artwork at WICKEDiCANDY. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Reefs and then head outdoors with Blue Lagoon.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Dahab day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Saint Catherine to Dahab takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Saint Catherine in May, with highs in Dahab at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs

7
nights
Sharm El Sheikh

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and The Heavenly Cathedral. Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Shark's Bay Beach. And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at SOHO Square, get outside with San Marino Water Sports, admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, and browse for treasures at St Catherine Shop.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh tour itinerary site.

You can drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Sharm El Sheikh, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
The Heavenly Cathedral ©
The Heavenly Cathedral
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Al Mustafa Mosque ©
Al Mustafa Mosque

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