33 days in Egypt & Angola Itinerary

33 days in Egypt & Angola Itinerary

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Start: London, United Kingdom
Train + Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Luxor, Egypt
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Edfu, Egypt
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Aswan, Egypt
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 15 min
4
Abu Simbel, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  6 h 15 min
5
Marsa Alam, Egypt
— 3 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  5 h
6
Saint Catherine, Egypt
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Dahab, Egypt
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  1 h 15 min
9
Hurghada, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
10
Cairo, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly:  11 h 30 min
11
Luanda, Angola
— 8 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: London, United Kingdom


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3
nights
Luxor, Egypt

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, 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 don't miss a visit to Tomb of Queen Nefertari.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Luxor trip planner.

London, UK to Luxor is an approximately 8- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of car and train. 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
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ACE - Animal Care in Egypt ©
ACE - Animal Care in Egypt
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

1
night
Edfu, Egypt

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

To see traveler tips and tourist information, read Edfu holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Luxor to Edfu takes 1.5 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
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Temple of Horus ©
Temple of Horus
Tombs of El kab ©
Tombs of El kab

2
nights
Aswan, Egypt

Aswan ©
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 maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Aswan trip itinerary builder tool.

You can take a train from Edfu to Aswan in 1.5 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 Nature
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Elephantine Island ©
Elephantine Island
Animalia ©
Animalia

1
night
Abu Simbel, Egypt

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

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Abu Simbel vacation website.

Getting from Aswan to Abu Simbel by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 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
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

3
nights
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 Elphinstone Reef, stroll through Marsa Mubarak, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, 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 6.5 hours. Other options: drive. 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
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Shark Diving
Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak

2
nights
Saint Catherine, Egypt

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 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 more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Saint Catherine travel route planning tool.

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. 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

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, 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
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs

3
nights
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

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, get outside with SOHO Tennis & Squash center, make a trip to Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, 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
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Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
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, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda, head off the coast to Giftun Islands, and go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Hurghada trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada by combination of flight and bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or drive. 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) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Hurghada

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hurghada Marina ©
Hurghada Marina
Giftun Islands ©
Giftun Islands

4
nights
Cairo, Egypt

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, and explore the activities along Nile River.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, 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

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

8
nights
Luanda, Angola

Luanda ©
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: explore the galleries of Fortaleza de Sao Miguel, get great views at Miradouro da Lua, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Family, and get engrossed in the history at Museu da Moeda.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Luanda journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Luanda takes 11.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to West Africa Standard Time (WAT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Cairo in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Luanda, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. You will leave for home on the 16th (Tue).

Things to do in Luanda

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Muxima
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Avenida 4 de Fevereiro ©
Avenida 4 de Fevereiro
Fortaleza de Sao Miguel ©
Fortaleza de Sao Miguel
Museu Nacional da Escravatura ©
Museu Nacional da Escravatura

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