36 days in Reykjavik & Egypt Itinerary

36 days in Reykjavik & Egypt Itinerary

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1
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 7 nights
2
Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
3
Alexandria, Egypt
— 1 night
4
Saint Catherine, Egypt
— 1 night
5
Dahab, Egypt
— 2 nights
6
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 6 nights
7
Hurghada, Egypt
— 4 nights
8
Marsa Alam, Egypt
— 4 nights
9
Edfu, Egypt
— 1 night
10
Luxor, Egypt
— 5 nights

7
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) and The Settlement Center. Museum-lovers will appreciate Lava Centre and Reykjavik Open Air Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Kerið (in Selfoss), Hraunfossar (in Husafell) and Glymur (in Akranes). The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Reykjadalur Hot Springs, pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, trot along with a tour on horseback, and stop by Nordic Store.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik online travel planner.

If you are flying in from Iceland, the closest major aiport is Keflavik International Airport. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Kerið, Hraunfossar, Horseback Riding Tours, The Settlement Center, Reykjadalur Hot Springs
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Hraunfossar ©
Hraunfossar
The Settlement Center ©
The Settlement Center

3
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.
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Townhouse Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids and Great Sphinx. When in Cairo, make a side trip to see Pyramids of Giza in Giza, approximately Giza away. There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, look for gifts at Yadawee Egyptian Handicrafts, explore the galleries of Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre, and take a stroll through Islamic Cairo.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cairo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Cairo takes 13.5 hours. Traveling from Reykjavik to Cairo, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Reykjavik in May: high temperatures in Cairo hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

1
night
Alexandria, Egypt

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 3rd (Mon): explore the galleries of Bibliotheca Alexandrina, thenview the masterpieces at Bahgat Gallery, thenget to know the fascinating history of The Monastery of St. Macarius, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Deir Anba Bishoi.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Alexandria holiday maker tool.

You can drive from Cairo to Alexandria in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Cairo in June, plan for little chillier days in Alexandria, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Alexandria

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Deir Anba Bishoi ©
Deir Anba Bishoi

1
night
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 4th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Catherine's Monastery and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Sinai.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Saint Catherine road trip planner.

You can fly from Alexandria to Saint Catherine in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alexandria in June, Saint Catherine is slightly colder at night with lows of °C. On the 4th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai

2
nights
Dahab, Egypt

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 5th (Wed), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Keep things going the next day: explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Reefs, stop by Mahmoud's Massage & Beauty, and then explore the striking landscape at Blue Hole.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dahab road trip site.

Drive from Saint Catherine to Dahab in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Saint Catherine in June, expect Dahab to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

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

6
nights
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Coptic Orthodox Church and Al Mustafa Mosque. Head to Na'ama Bay and Secret Of Egyptfor plenty of shopping. Spend the 7th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Shark's Bay Beach, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, don't miss a visit to Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh trip builder.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid
Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach
Coptic Orthodox Church ©
Coptic Orthodox Church

4
nights
Hurghada, Egypt

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.
Get outdoors at Parasailing & Paragliding and Speed Boats Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Careless Reef and Mosque El Mina Masjid. Spend the 13th (Thu) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Spend the 16th (Sun) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. It doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at Senzo Mall.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hurghada tour planning website.

You can drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Hurghada can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Careless Reef ©
Careless Reef
Parasailing & Paragliding
Speed Boats Tours

4
nights
Marsa Alam, Egypt

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Abu Dabbab Beach and Marsa Shoona Bay. You'll get in some beach time at Marsa Mubarak and Sharm El Luli. Spend the 18th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. It doesn't end there: explore the gorgeous colors at Elphinstone Reef and stroll through Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Marsa Alam route planner.

Getting from Hurghada to Marsa Alam by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Hurghada in June, you will find days in Marsa Alam are slightly colder (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Edfu.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Abu Dabbab Beach ©
Abu Dabbab Beach
Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef
Marsa Shoona Bay ©
Marsa Shoona Bay

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. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): delve into the distant past at Tombs of El kab, delve into the distant past at Kanais, and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Horus.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Edfu trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marsa Alam to Edfu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Marsa Alam in June, you will find days in Edfu are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Luxor.

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
Kanais ©
Kanais

5
nights
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tomb of Ramses III and Medinet Habu. Luxor Museum and Caravanserai will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Luxor route planner.

You can take a train from Edfu to Luxor in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Tours Shopping
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Tomb of Queen Nefertari ©
Tomb of Queen Nefertari
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu
Tomb of Ramses VI
Tomb of Ramses VI

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