59 days in Egypt Itinerary

59 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt travel route builder

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Sharm El Sheikh
— 6 nights
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Dahab
— 5 nights
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Taba
— 2 nights
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Hurghada
— 8 nights
Drive
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Marsa Alam
— 7 nights
Taxi to Aswan, Fly to Abu Simbel
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Abu Simbel
— 1 night
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Aswan
— 7 nights
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Edfu
— 2 nights
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Luxor
— 8 nights
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Dendera
— 1 night
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Sohag
— 1 night
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Cairo
— 10 nights
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Sharm El Sheikh

— 6 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.
Spend the 2nd (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, relax and rejuvenate at Omkara Yoga School, and wander the streets of Na'ama Bay.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Sharm El Sheikh due to the time zone difference. In January in Sharm El Sheikh, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 7:

Dahab

— 5 nights
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mount Sinai (in Saint Catherine) and Ain Khudra (in Nuweiba). Spend the 8th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 10th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Reefs, take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Hole, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Dahab trip planner.

Drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Dahab are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Taba.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 7 — 12:

Taba

— 2 nights
Taba is a small Egyptian town near the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. On the 13th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Canyon Motor Safaris and then step into the grandiose world of Salah El-Din Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: play a few rounds at Taba Heights Golf Resort and then trek along Wishwashi Canyon.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Taba travel planner.

You can drive from Dahab to Taba in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Taba

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Golf · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 14:

Hurghada

— 8 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.
Take a break from Hurghada with a short trip to Fred Lombard Plongee in Port Safaga, about 1h 5 min away. Spend the 15th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, stop by Mini Egypt Park, go for a stroll along the water at Abu Tig Marina, and head off the coast to Mahmya Island.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hurghada trip site.

You can drive from Taba to Hurghada in 6 hours. In January in Hurghada, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 14 — 22:

Marsa Alam

— 7 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.
Spend the 24th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Amore Safari, explore the gorgeous colors at Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef, head outdoors with Abu Dabbab Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sharm El Luli.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Marsa Alam day trip tool.

Getting from Hurghada to Marsa Alam by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Marsa Alam can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 29:

Abu Simbel

— 1 night
On the 30th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Abu Simbel trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Marsa Alam to Abu Simbel takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Marsa Alam in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Abu Simbel, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 29 — 30:
Highlights from your trip

Aswan

— 7 nights
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
When in Aswan, make a side trip to see Temple of Kom Ombo in Kom Ombo, approximately Kom Ombo away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Philae Temple, steep yourself in history at Unfinished Obelisk, get a dose of the wild on Adoro viajar a Egipto, and take an in-depth tour of Nubian Museum.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Aswan journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Abu Simbel to Aswan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Edfu.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 6:

Edfu

— 2 nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Temple of Horus, then explore the ancient world of Kanais, and then explore the ancient world of Gibel Silsila. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Tombs of El kab.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Edfu road trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Aswan to Edfu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Edfu when traveling from Aswan in February, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Luxor.

Things to do in Edfu

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 8:

Luxor

— 8 nights
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: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, pause for some photo ops at Colossi of Memnon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Luxor Temple, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Luxor trip itinerary maker tool.

You can take a train from Edfu to Luxor in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In February, daytime highs in Luxor are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Dendera.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 16:

Dendera

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Dendera Temple Complex.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Dendera online tour planner.

Getting from Luxor to Dendera by car takes about 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Dendera are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sohag.

Things to do in Dendera

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 17:
Highlights from your trip

Sohag

— 1 night
Sohag, also known as Sawhāj, Suhag and Suhaj, is a city in Egypt that lies on the west bank of the Nile. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): admire the striking features of The Red Monastery and then delve into the distant past at Temple Abydos.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sohag trip planner.

Getting from Dendera to Sohag by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Dendera in February: highs in Sohag hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sohag

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 18:
Highlights from your trip

Cairo

— 10 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Saqqara (Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids & Step Pyramid of Djoser) and Giza (Pyramids of Giza, Great Sphinx, &more). Spend the 25th (Thu) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and stroll around Al-Azhar Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairo trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Sohag to Cairo by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. February in Cairo sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 18 — 28:

Egypt travel guide

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Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Monuments
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.