33 days in Egypt & Angola Itinerary

33 days in Egypt & Angola Itinerary

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Fly
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Luxor, Egypt
— 3 nights
Train
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Edfu, Egypt
— 1 night
Train
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Aswan, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly
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Abu Simbel, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly to Aswan, Taxi to Marsa Alam
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Marsa Alam, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly to Sharm el-Sheikh, Taxi to Saint Catherine
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Saint Catherine, Egypt
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dahab, Egypt
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 3 nights
Taxi to Sharm el-Sheikh, Fly to Hurghada
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Hurghada, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cairo, Egypt
— 4 nights
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Luanda, Angola
— 8 nights
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Luxor, Egypt

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak, take in the spiritual surroundings of Luxor Temple, delve into the distant past at Medinet Habu, and gain insight at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Luxor trip planner.

London, UK to Luxor is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from London in May: high temperatures in Luxor hover around 45°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Edfu.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay May 15 — 18:

1
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Edfu, Egypt

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. On the 19th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Tombs of El kab and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Horus.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Edfu holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Luxor to Edfu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Edfu, expect temperatures between 45°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Aswan.

Things to do in Edfu

Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 18 — 19:

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Aswan, Egypt

Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Elephantine Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Philae Temple, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the engineering at Aswan High Dam, then steep yourself in history at Nubian Village, and then examine the collection at Animalia.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Aswan trip itinerary builder tool.

You can take a train from Edfu to Aswan in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 47°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay May 19 — 21:

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Abu Simbel, Egypt

Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Abu Simbel vacation website.

Getting from Aswan to Abu Simbel by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In May in Abu Simbel, expect temperatures between 46°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 21 — 22:
Highlights from your trip

3
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Marsa Alam, Egypt

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.
Marsa Alam is known for wildlife, beaches, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Sharm El Luli, explore the gorgeous colors at Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef, stroll through Marsa Mubarak, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Marsa Alam trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Abu Simbel to Marsa Alam by combination of flight and taxi takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Abu Simbel in May, expect nights in Marsa Alam to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay May 22 — 25:

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Saint Catherine, Egypt

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 26th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Catherine's Monastery and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Sinai. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from Daedalus Reef Lighthouse and then stroll through Jackson Reef.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Saint Catherine travel route planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Marsa Alam to Saint Catherine in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. In May, Saint Catherine is little chillier than Marsa Alam - with highs of 33°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 25 — 27:

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Dahab, Egypt

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore the galleries of WICKEDiCANDY, explore the striking landscape at Blue Hole, and then stroll through Coral Reefs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Dahab road trip planning app.

You can drive from Saint Catherine to Dahab in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Saint Catherine in May; daily highs in Dahab reach 40°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay May 27 — 29:

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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

City of Peace

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.
Sharm El Sheikh is known for wildlife, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stop by Secret Of Egypt, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

Discover how to plan a Sharm El Sheikh trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May in Sharm El Sheikh, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 1:

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Hurghada, Egypt

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.
Hurghada is known for wildlife, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stroll through Carless Reef, examine the collection at Selkhet Papyrus, and pause for some serene contemplation at Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. In June in Hurghada, expect temperatures between 44°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Hurghada

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 4:

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Cairo, Egypt

City of a Thousand Minarets

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza) and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Muhammad Ali, contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River, and shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairo online journey maker.

You can fly from Hurghada to Cairo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Hurghada in June, with highs in Cairo at 40°C and lows at 26°C. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Luanda.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 4 — 8:

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Luanda, Angola

After decades of conflict, Luanda experienced a massive economic boom at the beginning of the 21st century, making it one of the most developed cities in Africa and a magnet for tourists.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Luanda: Muxima (Fortress of Muxima & Kwanza River). The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Fortaleza de Sao Miguel, have some family-friendly fun at Kandengole, make a trip to Mausoleum of Agostinho Neto, and get great views at Miradouro da Lua.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Luanda trip planner.

Fly from Cairo to Luanda in 14 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to West Africa Standard Time (WAT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Cairo in June, you will find days in Luanda are a bit cooler (31°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). On the 16th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Luanda

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 16:

Egypt travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Monuments
Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.

Angola travel guide

3.7
Museums · Lookouts · Outdoor Activities
Kuwait of Africa
Tourism in Angola thrives as the country's infrastructure develops and attractions are restored following years of internal conflict. Holidays in Angola usually involve at least a little time at the beach, with the Atlantic coastline featuring long stretches of sand, wide estuaries, and small islands close to the main cities. A wealth of national parks shelter a rich array of wildlife, including African icons such as lions, elephants, and leopards, with barely a tourist in sight to disturb the natural order of things.