54 days in Egypt Itinerary

54 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Start: Cairo
Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
Hurghada
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Dendera
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Luxor
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
4
Edfu
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 30 min
5
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  6 h 15 min
6
Marsa Alam
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
7
Saint Catherine
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Dahab
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Sharm El Sheikh
— 5 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
10
Cairo
— 9 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
11
Aswan
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h 45 min
12
Al Badrashin
— 2 nights
Drive:  8 h 30 min
13
New Valley Governorate
— 2 nights
Bus:  15 h
14
Alexandria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
15
Saqqara
— 2 nights
Drive:  8 h 45 min
16
Siwa
— 2 nights
Drive:  9 h 15 min
End: Cairo

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mosque El Mina Masjid and Sand City. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Zeytuna Beach. There's lots more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina, look for gifts at Evolution Egypt, and see the interesting displays at Selkhet Papyrus.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hurghada road trip planner.

Cairo to Hurghada is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Hurghada are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dendera.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Safaris
Giftun Islands ©
Giftun Islands

1
night
Dendera

Dendera
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Dendera Temple Complex.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Dendera trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Hurghada to Dendera in 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Dendera are 95°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Dendera

Historic Sites
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Dendera Temple Complex
Dendera Temple Complex

5
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Tombs of Ankhtifi and Sobekhotep at El-Moalla, Temple of Khnum, Temple of Amun, and other attractions. Get a sense of the local culture at Temple of Karnak and Colossi of Memnon. Your inner history buff will appreciate Valley of the Kings and Avenue of Sphinxes. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Luxor Temple, trot along with a tour on horseback, delve into the distant past at Medinet Habu, and get all the information you need at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Luxor trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Dendera to Luxor takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Luxor can reach 95°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Edfu.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Temple of Khnum
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

1
night
Edfu

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. Kanais has been added to your itinerary. On the 13th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Kanais, explore the ancient world of Gibel Silsila, thendelve into the distant past at Tombs of El kab, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Horus.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Edfu day trip tool.

You can take a train from Luxor to Edfu in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 95°F in October, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Abu Simbel.

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

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
On the 14th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Abu Simbel travel route planning tool.

Traveling by train from Edfu to Abu Simbel takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Abu Simbel sees daily highs of 95°F and lows of 71°F at night. You will leave for Marsa Alam on the 15th (Thu).

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 15:
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Sharm El Luli and Abu Dabbab Beach. Spend the 17th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Marsa Mubarak, explore the gorgeous colors at Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef, stroll through Elphinstone Reef, and head outdoors with Vivasub diving center.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Marsa Alam tour itinerary app.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Abu Simbel to Marsa Alam in 8 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Abu Simbel in October, you will find days in Marsa Alam are a bit cooler (88°F), and nights are about the same (75°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak
Scuba & Snorkeling
Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Catherine's Monastery and Mount Sinai. Get in touch with nature at Ras Mohommed National Park and The Cascades at Soma Bay. There's more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Jackson Reef.

Make your Saint Catherine itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Marsa Alam to Saint Catherine takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Marsa Alam in October, expect Saint Catherine to be slightly colder, temps between 80°F and 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dahab.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Red Sea and Sinai, Ras Mohommed National Park
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai
St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Ras Mohommed National Park ©
Ras Mohommed National Park

4
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Castle Zaman, Ain Khudra and Salah El-Din Castle. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Blue Hole. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for gifts at WICKEDiCANDY, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coral Reefs, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dahab trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Saint Catherine to Dahab takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Saint Catherine in October, expect Dahab to be a bit warmer, temps between 90°F and 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Taba, Ain Khudra
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Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Salah El-Din Castle
Salah El-Din Castle
Safaris

5
nights
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.
The Heavenly Cathedral and Al Mustafa Mosque will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Na'ama Bay will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Coptic Orthodox Church, make a trip to Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, and view the masterpieces at St Catherine Shop.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh online visit planner.

You can drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Sharm El Sheikh are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours

9
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Greek Orthodox Church of St. George (Mari Girgis), St Simon the Tanner Monastery, Menkaure Pyramid, and other attractions you added. Your inner history buff will appreciate Coptic Cairo and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. Step out of the city life by going to Zamalek (Gezira Island) and Nile River. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza) and Step Pyramid of Djoser (in Saqqara). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Islamic Cairo, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, explore the fascinating landscape at Western Desert, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 69°F in Cairo. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Giza, Thebes, Step Pyramid of Djoser
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 9:
Highlights from your plan
Coptic Cairo ©
Coptic Cairo
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

3
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
You've added New Kalabsha, Agilkia Island, Temple of Kom Ombo, and other attractions to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nubian Village and Unfinished Obelisk. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, admire the engineering at Aswan High Dam, and head off the coast to Elephantine Island.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Aswan vacation builder website.

You can fly from Cairo to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cairo in November: highs in Aswan hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Al Badrashin.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Temple of Kom Ombo
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo
Nubian Village ©
Nubian Village

2
nights
Al Badrashin

Al Badrashin ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Meidum Pyramid, Pyramids of Dahshour, Mastaba of Mereruka, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Mastaba of Mereruka, explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Dahshour, delve into the distant past at Meidum Pyramid, thenappreciate the history behind Mit Rahina Museum, and finally make a trip to Step Pyramid of Djoser.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Al Badrashin vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Aswan to Al Badrashin with the Route module. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New Valley Governorate.

Things to do in Al Badrashin

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saqqara, Memphis Historical Site, Pyramids of Dahshour, Meidum Pyramid
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Step Pyramid of Djoser ©
Step Pyramid of Djoser
Memphis Historical Site ©
Memphis Historical Site
Mastaba of Mereruka ©
Mastaba of Mereruka

2
nights
New Valley Governorate

New Valley Governorate ©
New Valley Governorate is one of the governorates of Egypt. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tombs of the Nobles as well as Dakhla Oasis. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Dakhla Oasis and then stroll the grounds of Tombs of the Nobles.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read New Valley Governorate holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Al Badrashin to New Valley Governorate. On the 16th (Mon), you're off to Alexandria.

Things to do in New Valley Governorate

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Dakhla Oasis ©
Dakhla Oasis
Tombs of the Nobles ©
Tombs of the Nobles

2
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.
The Monastery of St. Macarius has been added to your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Fort Qaitbey and Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa. Roman Amphitheatre and Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mamoura Beach, steep yourself in history at King Farouk Palace, and admire the striking features of St. Catherine's Cathedral.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Alexandria vacation planner.

Traveling by bus from New Valley Governorate to Alexandria takes 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In November in Alexandria, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Saqqara.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 19:
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Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa ©
Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa

2
nights
Saqqara

Saqqara ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Al-Fayoum Oasis tours as well as Pyramid of Unas. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Al-Fayoum Oasis tours, thendelve into the distant past at Pyramid of Unas, and then explore the ancient world of Mastaba of Ti.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Saqqara trip itinerary site.

Drive from Alexandria to Saqqara in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in November, and nighttime lows around 61°F. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Siwa.

Things to do in Saqqara

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Al-Fayoum Oasis tours
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Step Pyramid of Djoser ©
Step Pyramid of Djoser
Mastaba of Ti ©
Mastaba of Ti
Pyramid of Unas ©
Pyramid of Unas

2
nights
Siwa

Siwa ©
You've now added Mountain of the Dead to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Sun), contemplate the long history of Shali Fortress and then delve into the distant past at Mountain of the Dead.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Siwa visit planner.

Traveling by car from Saqqara to Siwa takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Siwa

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Mountain of the Dead ©
Mountain of the Dead
Great Sand Sea ©
Great Sand Sea

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