57 days in Egypt Itinerary

57 days in Egypt Itinerary

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57 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Alexandria
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
2
Saint Catherine
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Dahab
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Sharm El Sheikh
— 7 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Hurghada
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Marsa Alam
— 6 nights
7
Aswan
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
8
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
9
New Valley Governorate
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  7​h 30​min
10
Edfu
— 1 day
train:  1​h 30​min
11
Luxor
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
12
Qena
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
13
Cairo
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Chicago

4
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.
Explore Alexandria's surroundings by going to El Alamein (Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte & El Alamein War Cemetery). There's still lots to do: browse the collection at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, examine the collection at Royal Jewelry Museum, take an in-depth tour of El Kobba El Samaweya, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Alexandria travel route planner .

Chicago, USA to Alexandria is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Chicago to Alexandria, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in March, things will get much warmer in Alexandria: highs are around 72°F and lows about 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

El Alamein
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Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Montazah Gardens ©
Montazah Gardens

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of The Cascades at Soma Bay and then enjoy the sea views from Daedalus Reef Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios), then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Sinai, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Catherine's Monastery.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Saint Catherine day trip app .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Alexandria to Saint Catherine in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Alexandria in April, Saint Catherine is little chillier at night with lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

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

5
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Step out of Dahab with an excursion to Salah El-Din Castle in Taba--about 1h 55 min away. Spend the 7th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Make the 10th (Wed) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Blue Hole, get outside with Three Pools, explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Reefs, and pause for some photo ops at Wadi Zaghara.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Dahab day trip planning tool .

Getting from Saint Catherine to Dahab by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Saint Catherine in April: high temperatures in Dahab hover around 88°F and lows are around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Salah El-Din Castle
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole
Salah El-Din Castle
Salah El-Din Castle

7
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.
Spend the 12th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: browse the different shops at SOHO Square, enjoy the sand and surf at Shark's Bay Beach, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Coptic Orthodox Church.

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Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay

7
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.
Spend the 19th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 24th (Wed), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's much more to do: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the striking features of Mosque El Mina Masjid, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hurghada trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Hurghada can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins
Hurghada Marina ©
Hurghada Marina

6
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.
Marsa Alam is known for wildlife, beaches, outdoors, adventure, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the vivid underwater world at Seaworld Diving Center, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dolphin House Reef (Sha'ab Samadai), and kick back and relax at Sharm El Luli.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Marsa Alam itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Hurghada to Marsa Alam in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Hurghada in April: highs in Marsa Alam hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Aswan.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Seaworld Diving Center ©
Seaworld Diving Center
Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak

4
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Step out of Aswan to go to Kom Ombo and see Temple of Kom Ombo, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Philae Temple, head off the coast to Elephantine Island, see the interesting displays at Animalia, and get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Aswan trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Marsa Alam to Aswan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Marsa Alam in May, expect nights in Aswan to be about the same, around 76°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 104°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Temple of Kom Ombo
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo
Animalia ©
Animalia

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
On the 7th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Abu Simbel road trip tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daytime highs in Abu Simbel are 102°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New Valley Governorate.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

1
night
New Valley Governorate

New Valley Governorate ©
New Valley Governorate is one of the governorates of Egypt. On the 8th (Wed), admire nature's extreme beauty at Sahara Desert.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our New Valley Governorate trip itinerary builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Abu Simbel to New Valley Governorate. On the 9th (Thu), you'll travel to Edfu.

Things to do in New Valley Governorate

Nature Parks
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Sahara Desert ©
Sahara Desert

1
day
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. On the 10th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Kanais and then delve into the distant past at Temple of Horus at Edfu.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Edfu online trip maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from New Valley Governorate to Edfu. In May, daily temperatures in Edfu can reach 102°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Luxor.

Things to do in Edfu

Historic Sites
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Temple of Horus at Edfu ©
Temple of Horus at Edfu
Kanais ©
Kanais
Edfu Sound and Light Show ©
Edfu Sound and Light Show

7
nights
Luxor

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, shopping, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu, and explore and take pictures at ACE- Animal Care in Egypt.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Luxor day trip tool .

Take a train from Edfu to Luxor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daytime highs in Luxor are 102°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Qena.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

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

1
night
Qena

Qena ©
Qena is a city in Upper Egypt, and the capital of the Qena Governorate. On the 18th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Dendera Temple Complex, then contemplate the long history of Temple Khatkhor, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Hathor at Dendera, and finally stop by Kome el dabie Ancient Ferka textiles workshop.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Qena itinerary builder .

You can drive from Luxor to Qena in 1.5 hours. In May in Qena, expect temperatures between 102°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Qena

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Dendera Temple Complex
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Dendera Temple Complex ©
Dendera Temple Complex
Dendera Temple Complex ©
Dendera Temple Complex

6
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). Spend the 22nd (Wed) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Al-Azhar, and explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cairo planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Qena to Cairo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Qena in May, you will find days in Cairo are little chillier (90°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Giza
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Photography Tours
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

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