58 days in Egypt & City of San Marino Itinerary

58 days in Egypt & City of San Marino Itinerary

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Cairo, Egypt
— 6 nights
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Fly to Bologna, Train to Rimini FS, Bus to City of San Marino
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City of San Marino, San Marino
— 8 nights
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Bus to Rimini, Train to Bologna, Fly to Hurghada
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Hurghada, Egypt
— 7 nights
Drive
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Marsa Alam, Egypt
— 11 nights
Fly
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Luxor, Egypt
— 7 nights
Fly
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Dahab, Egypt
— 6 nights
Drive
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 8 nights
Drive
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Saint Catherine, Egypt
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mersa Matruh, Egypt
— 1 night
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Cairo, Egypt — 6 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Nile River. Visit Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids and Coptic Cairo for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Great Sphinx, Pyramids of Giza, &more) and Saqqara (Pyramid of Teti & Memphis and Sakkara). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, contemplate the long history of Mosque of Muhammad Ali, and look for gifts at Bazar Noobr.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cairo online trip planner.

If you are flying in from Egypt, the closest major aiports are Cairo International Airport and Sphinx International Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Cairo can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to City of San Marino.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Wildlife
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Find places to stay Sep 24 — 30:

City of San Marino, San Marino — 8 nights

The capital of one of the world's smallest and oldest republics, the hillside city of San Marino boasts a World Heritage-listed old town that's known for its winding cobblestone streets and sweeping views of the surrounding countryside.
Visit Guaita and Basilica del Santo Marino for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Mount Titan and Orti Borghesi San Marino. Pack the 1st (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at San Marino Adventures. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Piazza della Liberta, make a trip to Montale Tower, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico, and take in the spiritual surroundings of San Marino Jinja.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for City of San Marino using our trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Cairo to City of San Marino in 12 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Cairo in September, expect nights in City of San Marino to be slightly colder, around 17°C, while days are much colder, around 26°C. On the 8th (Sat), you'll travel to Hurghada.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping
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Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 8:

Hurghada, Egypt — 7 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba World Divers - Madinat Makadi, Makadi Bay and Carless Reef. Get some historical perspective at Mosque El Mina Masjid and Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda. Spend the 13th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: boost your wellbeing at Planet Spa at Baron Palace Resort Sahl Hasheesh, examine the collection at Mini Egypt Park, see Off-Road Tours, and kick back and relax at Zeytuna Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hurghada online sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from City of San Marino to Hurghada in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from City of San Marino to Hurghada. While traveling from City of San Marino, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Hurghada, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Marsa Alam.
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Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 15:

Marsa Alam, Egypt — 11 nights

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 Amore Safari. You'll get in some beach time at Marsa Shoona Bay and Hankorab Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Turkish Baths in Port Ghalib (about 1h 10 min away). Spend a fascinating day underwater on the 18th (Tue) with a shark diving experience. Spend the 19th (Wed) exploring nature at Wadi El Gemal National Park. There's lots more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Elphinstone Reef, stroll through El Qulan Mangrove Forest, kick back and relax at Sharm El Luli, and get close to the beloved marine mammals with Sataya Dolphin Reef.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Marsa Alam travel planner.

Getting from Hurghada to Marsa Alam by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Marsa Alam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Luxor.
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Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
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Find places to stay Oct 15 — 26:

Luxor, Egypt — 7 nights

A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tomb of Ramses III and Avenue of Sphinxes. Get some historical perspective at Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina) and Tomb of Ramses VI. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, explore the ancient world of Tomb of King Tutankhamun (Tut), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Luxor day trip planner.

Getting from Marsa Alam to Luxor by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Marsa Alam in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Luxor, with highs around 41°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Dahab.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors
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Dahab, Egypt — 6 nights

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Three Pools. Step off the beaten path and head to Climbing Tours and Blue Lagoon. Change things up with a short trip to Castle Zaman in Taba (about 1h 50 min away). Spend the 8th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Coral Reefs, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and stop by WICKEDiCANDY.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Dahab online day trip planner.

You can fly from Luxor to Dahab in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Luxor in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Dahab. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.
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Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas
Side Trip
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 8:

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt — 8 nights

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Ras Um Sid and Shark's Bay Beach. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Mangrove Beach will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, get outside with Subacquei Clandestini CCF Sharm, pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral, and see Off-Road Tours.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Sharm El Sheikh vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Sharm El Sheikh sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Saint Catherine.
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Find places to stay Nov 8 — 16:

Saint Catherine, Egypt — 3 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Catherine's Monastery and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Sinai. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Ras Mohommed National Park.

To find ratings and tourist information, refer to the Saint Catherine trip planner.

Drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Saint Catherine in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in November, expect nights in Saint Catherine to be cooler, around 9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 23°C. On the 19th (Sat), you'll travel to Mersa Matruh.
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Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Find places to stay Nov 16 — 19:

Mersa Matruh, Egypt — 1 night

Mersa Matruh is a seaport in Egypt, the capital of the Matrouh Governorate. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): get into the urban bustle at Marsa Matruh and then enjoy the sand and surf at Almaza Bay.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mersa Matruh trip builder website.

Getting from Saint Catherine to Mersa Matruh by car takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Saint Catherine in November; daily highs in Mersa Matruh reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive back home.
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Find places to stay Nov 19 — 20:
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Egypt travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Historic Sites · Ruins
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.
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