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

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bibliotheca Alexandrina and El Alamein War Cemetery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa and Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Fort Qaitbey, find something for the whole family at Alexandria Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Pompey's Pillar, and take in the spiritual surroundings of El Qaed Ibrahim Mosque.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Alexandria road trip planning site.

Seoul, South Korea to Alexandria is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Korea Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. When traveling from Seoul in 9월, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Alexandria: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

El Alamein
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Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa ©
Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina

6
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.
Mosque El Mina Masjid and Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spas and Careless Reef. There's lots more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, make a splash at Jungle Aqua Park, trot along with a tour on horseback, and take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina.

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Traveling by flight from Alexandria to Hurghada takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. When traveling from Alexandria in 9월, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Hurghada: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Spas
Mosque El Mina Masjid ©
Mosque El Mina Masjid

6
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Step off the beaten path and head to Temple of Horus at Edfu and Avenue of Sphinxes. Get some cultural insight at Medinet Habu and Tomb of Ramses VI. Go for a jaunt from Luxor to Edfu to see Gibel Silsila about 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Tomb of Ramses III, get all the information you need at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Luxor online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Hurghada to Luxor by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In 9월, plan for daily highs up to 46°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Edfu
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Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu
Temple of Horus at Edfu ©
Temple of Horus at Edfu
Tomb of Ramses VI
Tomb of Ramses VI

5
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Temple of Kom Ombo and Animalia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nubian Museum and Nubian Village. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Unfinished Obelisk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Kitchner's Island, and see human ingenuity at work at Aswan High Dam.

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Traveling by car from Luxor to Aswan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 47°C in 9월, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
On the 6th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

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Do a combination of taxi and flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. 10월 in Abu Simbel sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 25°C at night. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Marsa Shoona Bay and Abu Dabbab Beach. There's lots more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Elphinstone Reef, soak in style at Turkish baths, enjoy the sand and surf at Sharm El Luli, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Marsa Alam day trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Abu Simbel to Marsa Alam takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Abu Simbel in 10월, plan for slightly colder days in Marsa Alam, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Abu Dabbab Beach ©
Abu Dabbab Beach
Marsa Shoona Bay ©
Marsa Shoona Bay
Turkish Baths

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 13th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Catherine's Monastery and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Sinai. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Jackson Reef and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios).

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Saint Catherine day trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Marsa Alam to Saint Catherine in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Marsa Alam in 10월, with highs in Saint Catherine at 31°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Red Sea and Sinai
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St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai

3
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Step off the beaten path and head to Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Horseback Riding Tours. There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, Head underground at Blue Hole, view the masterpieces at WICKEDiCANDY, and see the vivid underwater world at Coral Reefs.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dahab driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Saint Catherine to Dahab in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Saint Catherine in 10월, with highs in Dahab at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs

6
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 cultural insight at The Heavenly Cathedral and Al Mustafa Mosque. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Coptic Orthodox Church and El Fanar. There's much more to do: stroll through Ras Um Sid, bet on your favorite at Ghibli Raceway, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Victims of Plane Crash of Boeing 737, and look for gifts at Secret Of Egypt.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh journey planner.

You can drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In 10월 in Sharm El Sheikh, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Beaches
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El Fanar ©
El Fanar
Coptic Orthodox Church ©
Coptic Orthodox Church
The Heavenly Cathedral ©
The Heavenly Cathedral

8
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids and Pyramids of Giza. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Step Pyramid of Djoser and Mosque of Muhammad Ali. Step out of Cairo to go to Giza and see Great Sphinx, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Coptic Cairo, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, explore the ancient world of Bent Pyramid, and wander the streets of Islamic Cairo.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairo trip maker website.

You can fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Cairo when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in 10월, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Giza, Step Pyramid of Djoser
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Step Pyramid of Djoser ©
Step Pyramid of Djoser
Mosque of Muhammad Ali ©
Mosque of Muhammad Ali

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