50 days in Egypt Itinerary

50 days in Egypt Itinerary

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50 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Seoul
Bus + Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Alexandria
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Hurghada
— 8 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Dendera
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Luxor
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
5
Edfu
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
6
Aswan
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
7
Marsa Alam
— 6 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  5 h
8
Saint Catherine
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
9
Taba
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
10
Dahab
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
11
Sharm El Sheikh
— 8 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  1 h 45 min
12
Cairo
— 6 nights
Fly + Train:  18 h
End: Seoul

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, then admire the natural beauty at Montazah Gardens, and then stop by CREDO. Here are some ideas for day two: take a leisurely stroll along Corniche, get advice or help at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Alexandria holiday planning site.

Seoul, South Korea to Alexandria is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Seoul to Alexandria, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Seoul in 9월, plan for a bit warmer days in Alexandria, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa ©
Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral ©

8
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mosque El Mina Masjid and Sand City. For shopping fun, head to Akhenaten Egypt Gallery or Sultan Center Shop. There's much more to do: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, visit Mini Egypt Park, and explore the gorgeous colors at Careless Reef.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hurghada online tour builder.

You can fly from Alexandria to Hurghada in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Alexandria in 9월, you will find days in Hurghada are somewhat warmer (43°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Dendera.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Theme Parks Parks
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Mosque El Mina Masjid ©
Mosque El Mina Masjid
Sand City ©
Sand City

1
night
Dendera

Dendera
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Dendera Temple Complex.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Dendera vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Hurghada to Dendera takes 3 hours. In 9월, daytime highs in Dendera are 46°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 24th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Dendera

Historic Sites
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Dendera Temple Complex
Dendera Temple Complex

6
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 Medinet Habu and Luxor Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Avenue of Sphinxes and Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Tomb of Ramses III, steep yourself in history at Howard Carter House, get answers to all your questions at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, and appreciate the history behind Tomb of Queen Nefertari.

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You can drive from Dendera to Luxor in 1.5 hours. In 9월 in Luxor, expect temperatures between 46°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Edfu.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu
Tomb of Ramses VI
Tomb of Ramses VI
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 1st (Thu): explore the ancient world of Gibel Silsila, explore the ancient world of Kanais, and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Horus at Edfu.

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Take a train from Luxor to Edfu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In 9월, daytime highs in Edfu are 46°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Aswan.

Things to do in Edfu

Historic Sites
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Temple of Horus at Edfu ©
Temple of Horus at Edfu
Kanais ©
Kanais
Gibel Silsila
Gibel Silsila

4
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Popular historic sites such as Temple of Kom Ombo and Unfinished Obelisk are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Animalia and Nile Museum. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum, admire the engineering at Aswan High Dam, contemplate the long history of Nubian Village, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Aswan online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Edfu to Aswan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in 10월, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

6
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 Abu Dabbab Beach and Shark Diving. Pack the 11th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Aqua Coraya. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Elphinstone Reef, see the vivid underwater world at Sataya Reef, test the waters at a local thermal spa, and enjoy the sand and surf at Marsa Shoona Bay.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Marsa Alam visit planning tool.

You can drive from Aswan to Marsa Alam in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Aswan in 10월, expect nights in Marsa Alam to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are little chillier, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Catherine's Monastery and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Sinai. On the next day, don't miss a visit to moses pool and then delve into the distant past at Wadi Hammamat.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Saint Catherine tour planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Marsa Alam to Saint Catherine in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In 10월, Saint Catherine is slightly colder than Marsa Alam - with highs of 31°C and lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Taba.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

moses pool
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St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai
moses pool ©
moses pool

1
night
Taba

Taba ©
Taba is a small Egyptian town near the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Salah El-Din Castle and then step into the grandiose world of Castle Zaman.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Taba online travel planner.

You can drive from Saint Catherine to Taba in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Taba

Historic Sites
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Castle Zaman ©
Castle Zaman
Salah El-Din Castle
Salah El-Din Castle

3
nights
Dahab

Dahab ©
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Do some cultural sightseeing at WICKEDiCANDY and Coral Island. Discover out-of-the-way places like Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Duna Reef. There's more to do: stroll through Coral Reefs and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Dahab trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Taba to Dahab in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In 10월, daily temperatures in Dahab can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Nuweiba
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Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Horseback Riding Tours

8
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.
Get some historical perspective at Coptic Orthodox Church and The Heavenly Cathedral. Shop till you drop at Mall Darya and Old Market. There's much more to do: make a trip to Al Mustafa Mosque, bet on your favorite at Ghibli Raceway, see Off-Road Tours, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ras Um Sid.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh day trip planner.

Getting from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In 10월 in Sharm El Sheikh, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Shopping
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The Heavenly Cathedral ©
The Heavenly Cathedral
Coptic Orthodox Church ©
Coptic Orthodox Church
Al Mustafa Mosque ©
Al Mustafa Mosque

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 some historical perspective at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids and Statue of Ramses II. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pyramids of Dahshour and Mosque of Muhammad Ali. Venture out of the city with trips to Mit Rahina Museum (in Al Badrashin) and Musee de la Barque Solaire (in Giza). There's much more to do: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, stroll around Al-Azhar Park, explore the activities along Nile River, and admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary).

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cairo travel route planner.

You can fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Cairo when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in 10월, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Giza, Mit Rahina Museum
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Pyramids of Dahshour ©
Pyramids of Dahshour
Mosque of Muhammad Ali ©
Mosque of Muhammad Ali
Musee de la Barque Solaire ©
Musee de la Barque Solaire

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