49 days in Egypt Itinerary

49 days in Egypt Itinerary

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49 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Sharm El Sheikh
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Dahab
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Saint Catherine
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  5​h
4
Marsa Alam
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Hurghada
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Alexandria
— 5 nights
bus:  2​h
7
Cairo
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
9
Aswan
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Luxor
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Kuwait City

6
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Na'ama Bay and Shark's Bay Beach. Spend the 12th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Mirage Divers, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Coptic Orthodox Church.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh route maker site .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 3-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Kuwait City in June, things will get slightly colder in Sharm El Sheikh: highs are around 43°C and lows about 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach

5
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Spend the 18th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 22nd (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Blue Hole, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, see the vivid underwater world at Coral Reefs, and head outdoors with Dolphin Water Sports.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Dahab online journey planner .

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in June, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs

2
nights
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 23rd (Sun), see the vivid underwater world at Ras Mohommed National Park and then admire all the interesting features of Mount Sinai. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of St. Catherine's Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios), and then stroll through Jackson Reef.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Saint Catherine route maker .

Traveling by car from Dahab to Saint Catherine takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, Saint Catherine is little chillier than Dahab - with highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Red Sea and Sinai, Ras Mohommed National Park
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Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai
Ras Mohommed National Park ©
Ras Mohommed National Park
Jackson Reef ©
Jackson Reef

6
nights
Marsa Alam

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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Sharm El Luli and Gebel El Rosas. Pack the 27th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Aqua Coraya. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Marsa Mubarak, see the vivid underwater world at Seaworld Diving Center, make a trip to Shaab Marsa Alam, and take an in-depth tour of Astronomy Center.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Marsa Alam driving holiday website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Saint Catherine to Marsa Alam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. In June, Marsa Alam is somewhat warmer than Saint Catherine - with highs of 41°C and lows of 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hurghada.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Seaworld Diving Center ©
Seaworld Diving Center
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak

7
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Makadi Water World and Hurghada Grand Aquarium. Spend the 1st (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 3rd (Wed) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. The adventure continues: make a splash at Jungle Aqua Park, head off the coast to Mahmya Island, take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hurghada trip planner .

Getting from Marsa Alam to Hurghada by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 44°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Hurghada

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins
Parasailing & Paragliding

5
nights
Alexandria

Alexandria ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Alexandria: El Alamein (Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte & El Alamein War Cemetery). The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, kick back and relax at Mamoura Beach, take an in-depth tour of Alexandria Library, and get to know the fascinating history of The Monastery of St. Macarius.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Alexandria trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Hurghada to Alexandria in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Hurghada in July: high temperatures in Alexandria hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Cairo.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

El Alamein
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Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Room Escape Games
Mamoura Beach
Mamoura Beach

6
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 out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). Spend the 16th (Tue) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, explore the activities along Nile River, wander the streets of Old City (Coptic Cairo), and delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cairo holiday planner.

You can take a bus from Alexandria to Cairo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Alexandria in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cairo: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
KidZania Cairo ©
KidZania Cairo
Nile River
Nile River

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Abu Simbel vacation builder website .

Fly from Cairo to Abu Simbel in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Cairo in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Abu Simbel: temperatures range from 47°C by day to 30°C at night. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

3
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Go for a jaunt from Aswan to Kom Ombo to see Temple of Kom Ombo about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Philae Temple, examine the collection at Animalia, step off the mainland to explore Kitchner's Island, and pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Aswan day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Abu Simbel to Aswan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Aswan sees daily highs of 49°C and lows of 32°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Temple of Kom Ombo
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Elephantine Island ©
Elephantine Island
Kitchner's Island ©
Kitchner's Island

7
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
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, shopping, parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu, and get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum.

Make your Luxor itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Aswan to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in Luxor are 48°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Balloon Rides
Horseback Riding Tours

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