59 days in Egypt Itinerary

59 days in Egypt Itinerary

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59 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Alexandria
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
2
Saint Catherine
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
3
Taba
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
4
Dahab
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Sharm El Sheikh
— 7 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
6
Hurghada
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Marsa Alam
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
8
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
9
Aswan
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Luxor
— 8 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
11
Bawiti
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
12
Cairo
— 8 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: London

6
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte in El Alamein (about 1h 40 min away). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, admire the natural beauty at Montazah Gardens, contemplate the long history of Fort Qaitbey, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Alexandria trip itinerary maker website .

London, UK to Alexandria is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Alexandria. Traveling from London in January, expect Alexandria to be somewhat warmer, temps between 20°C and 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios) and then enjoy the sea views from Daedalus Reef Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to moses pool, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Sinai, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Catherine's Monastery.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Saint Catherine trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Alexandria to Saint Catherine takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Alexandria in January; daily highs in Saint Catherine reach 17°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Taba.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Taba

Taba ©
Taba is a small Egyptian town near the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): hike along Wishwashi Canyon and then explore the historical opulence of Salah El-Din Castle. On your second day here, play a few rounds at Taba Heights Golf Resort and then take in breathtaking views at Coloured Canyon.

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

Traveling by bus from Saint Catherine to Taba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Dahab.

Things to do in Taba

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Coloured Canyon
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Taba Heights Golf Resort ©
Taba Heights Golf Resort
Salah El-Din Castle
Salah El-Din Castle
Coloured Canyon ©
Coloured Canyon

5
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dahab: Nuweiba (Coral Island & Ain Khudra). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Hole, and explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Reefs.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Dahab trip itinerary site .

You can take a bus from Taba to Dahab in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. January in Dahab sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Nuweiba
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs

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.
Sharm El Sheikh is known for nature, wildlife, shopping, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shark's Bay Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Coptic Orthodox Church, and head outdoors with Subacquei Clandestini CCF Sharm.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Sharm El Sheikh, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Parks Shopping
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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.
Take a break from Hurghada with a short trip to El-Mallah in Safaga, about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, step off the mainland to explore Giftun Islands, go for a stroll along the water at Abu Tig Marina, and get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hurghada route builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Hurghada when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in February, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

El-Mallah
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins
Hurghada Marina ©
Hurghada Marina

6
nights
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.
Spend the 9th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Sharm El Luli, don't miss a visit to Shaab Marsa Alam, head outdoors with Abu Dabbab Beach, and explore the gorgeous colors at Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Marsa Alam road trip planning site .

Getting from Hurghada to Marsa Alam by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in February, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

For maps and more tourist information, read Abu Simbel vacation planning website .

Getting from Marsa Alam to Abu Simbel by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Marsa Alam in February, expect little chillier with lows of 14°C in Abu Simbel. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

5
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Go for a jaunt from Aswan to Kom Ombo to see Temple of Kom Ombo about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Philae Temple, head off the coast to Jazirat al Malik, examine the collection at Animalia, and don't miss a visit to Aswan Sculpture Park.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Aswan travel website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Abu Simbel to Aswan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daytime highs in Aswan are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Luxor.

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

8
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Luxor: Dendera Temple Complex (in Qena), Edfu (Kanais, Temple of Horus at Edfu, & more) and Dendera Temple Complex (in Dendera). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, get answers to all your questions at ACE- Animal Care in Egypt, take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, and appreciate the history behind Colossi of Memnon.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Luxor day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Aswan to Luxor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Aswan in February since evenings lows in Luxor dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bawiti.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Edfu, Valley of the Queens, Dendera Temple Complex, Dendera Temple Complex
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

1
night
Bawiti

Bawiti ©
El-Bawiti is a town in the Western desert in Egypt. On the 29th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Bahariya (Bahereya) Oasis, then get engrossed in the history at Oasis Heritage Museum, then delve into the distant past at Gebel al Ingleez, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Bawiti.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bawiti trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Luxor to Bawiti in 6.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cairo.

Things to do in Bawiti

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Bahariya (Bahereya) Oasis ©
Bahariya (Bahereya) Oasis

8
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.
Explore Cairo's surroundings by going to Step Pyramid of Djoser (in Saqqara) and Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and walk around Al-Azhar Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Cairo driving holiday website .

You can drive from Bawiti to Cairo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. February in Cairo sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trips

Giza, Step Pyramid of Djoser, Memphis Historical Site
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Photography Tours
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

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