59 days in Egypt Itinerary

59 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Cairo
— Few hours
Fly
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Aswan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Luxor
— 5 nights
Bus
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Hurghada
— 5 nights
Drive
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Marsa Alam
— 6 nights
Fly to Sharm el-Sheikh, Taxi to Saint Catherine
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Saint Catherine
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nuweiba
— 1 night
Drive
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Taba
— 1 night
Drive
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Dahab
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 7 nights
Taxi to Sharm el-Sheikh, Fly to Hurghada
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Safaga
— 2 nights
Fly
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Alexandria
— 3 nights
Drive
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Giza
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mersa Matruh
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bawiti
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sohag
— 2 nights
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Ain Sukhna
— 2 nights
Drive
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El Alamein
— 2 nights
Drive
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Al Fayyum
— 2 nights
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Port Said
— 2 nights
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Al Minya
— 2 nights
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New Valley Governorate
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Cairo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Oum El Dounia Gallery and then wander the streets of Zamalek (Gezira Island).

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cairo driving holiday planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Cairo is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Dubai in May: high temperatures in Cairo hover around 38°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Cairo

Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay May 1 — 2:

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Aswan

Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): delve into the distant past at Monastery of St. Simeon, examine the collection at Animalia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of El-Tabia Mosque, and finally delve into the distant past at Qubbet el-Hawa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, then head off the coast to Agilkia Island, and then explore the ancient world of New Kalabsha.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Aswan trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Aswan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Cairo in May; daily highs in Aswan reach 47°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay May 1 — 3:

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Luxor

A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Get some historical perspective at Dendera Temple Complex and Tomb of Merenptah. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II) and Howard Carter House. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Tomb of Queen Nefertari, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, delve into the distant past at Temple of Seti I, and browse the exhibits of Caravanserai.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Luxor trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Aswan to Luxor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Luxor sees daily highs of 45°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 3 — 8:

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Parasailing & Paragliding and Horseback Riding Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Shark Diving and Sharm El Naga. And it doesn't end there: explore the gorgeous colors at Carless Reef, examine the collection at Sand City, admire the striking features of Mosque El Mina Masjid, and kick back and relax at Zeytuna Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hurghada online tour planner.

Take a bus from Luxor to Hurghada in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Luxor in May, you will find days in Hurghada are little chillier (41°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Spas
Find places to stay May 8 — 13:

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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 Elphinstone Reef and Gebel El Rosas. Discover out-of-the-way places like Marsa Shoona Bay and Swim with Dolphins. Step out of Marsa Alam to go to El Quseir and see Speed Boats Tours, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at El Qulan Mangrove Forest, take an in-depth tour of Astronomy Center, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Marsa Alam trip maker tool.

You can drive from Hurghada to Marsa Alam in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Marsa Alam can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 13 — 19:

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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 20th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios), then see the vivid underwater world at Jackson Reef, and then contemplate the long history of St. Catherine's Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Ras Mohommed National Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Saint Catherine trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Marsa Alam to Saint Catherine takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Marsa Alam in May; daily highs in Saint Catherine reach 33°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Nuweiba.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 19 — 21:

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Nuweiba

Nuweiba is a coastal town in the eastern part of Sinai Peninsula, Egypt. On the 22nd (Wed), steep yourself in history at Ain Khudra and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nuweiba day trip site.

You can drive from Saint Catherine to Nuweiba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Taba.

Things to do in Nuweiba

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 21 — 22:

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Taba

Taba is a small Egyptian town near the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): play a few rounds at Taba Heights Golf Resort.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Taba trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nuweiba to Taba takes 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nuweiba in May: highs in Taba hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Taba

Golf · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 22 — 23:
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Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Coral Reefs and Spas. Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at WICKEDiCANDY, appreciate the history behind Wadi Zaghara, and head outdoors with Three Pools.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dahab online road trip planner.

Drive from Taba to Dahab in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Taba in May, expect nights in Dahab to be somewhat warmer, around 29°C, while days are warmer, around 40°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Spas
Find places to stay May 23 — 26:

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Sharm El Sheikh

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Heavenly Cathedral and King Tut Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Only One Apnea Center. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Mangrove Beach, bet on your favorite at Ghibli Raceway, see the top attractions with Bibo Viaggi, and head outdoors with SOHO Tennis & Squash center.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Sharm El Sheikh are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. You'll set off for Safaga on the 2nd (Sun).

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 26 — Jun 2:

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Safaga

Port Safaga, also known as Safaga, is a town in Egypt, on the coast of the Red Sea, located 53km south of Hurghada. To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Safaga trip itinerary tool.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Safaga in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 44°C in June, and nighttime lows around 31°C. On the 4th (Tue), you're off to Alexandria.

Things to do in Safaga

Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 4:
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Alexandria

Mediterranean's Bride

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at El Kobba El Samaweya. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ahmad Salem Mosque, appreciate the history behind St.Mina Monastery, then explore the world behind art at The Fine Arts Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Alexandria road trip planning app.

You can fly from Safaga to Alexandria in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Safaga in June; daily highs in Alexandria reach 35°C and lows reach 25°C. You will leave for Giza on the 7th (Fri).

Things to do in Alexandria

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 7:

2
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Giza

Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre and then explore the ancient world of Mastaba of Ti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Taha Hussein Museum and then see Egypt Travel Gate.

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Traveling by car from Alexandria to Giza takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Alexandria in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Giza, with highs around 40°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mersa Matruh.

Things to do in Giza

Museums · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:

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Mersa Matruh

Mersa Matruh is a seaport in Egypt, the capital of the Matrouh Governorate. On the 10th (Mon), look for gifts at Souq Libya and then kick back and relax at Almaza Bay.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mersa Matruh online trip planner.

Drive from Giza to Mersa Matruh in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Giza in June; daily highs in Mersa Matruh reach 34°C and lows reach 23°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Bawiti.

Things to do in Mersa Matruh

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 11:

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Bawiti

El-Bawiti is a town in the Western desert in Egypt. To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bawiti trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Mersa Matruh to Bawiti in 9 hours. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sohag.

Things to do in Bawiti

Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 13:
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Sohag

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 14th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Temple Abydos and then admire the striking features of The Red Monastery.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sohag day trip planning website.

Drive from Bawiti to Sohag in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. In June in Sohag, expect temperatures between 46°C during the day and 30°C at night. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ain Sukhna.

Things to do in Sohag

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 15:
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2
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Ain Sukhna

Ain Sokhna is a town in the Suez Governorate, lying on the western shore of the Red Sea's Gulf of Suez. To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ain Sukhna road trip planning website.

You can drive from Sohag to Ain Sukhna in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. You will leave for El Alamein on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in Ain Sukhna

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 17:

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El Alamein

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You can drive from Ain Sukhna to El Alamein in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. You will leave for Al Fayyum on the 19th (Wed).

Things to do in El Alamein

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 19:

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Al Fayyum

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Al Fayyum trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from El Alamein to Al Fayyum takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of train and taxi. On the 21st (Fri), you're off to Port Said.

Things to do in Al Fayyum

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 21:
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Port Said

Port Said is a city that lies in north east Egypt extending about 30km along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, north of the Suez Canal, with an approximate population of 603,787 (2010). To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Port Said trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Al Fayyum to Port Said takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 27°C. You will leave for Al Minya on the 23rd (Sun).

Things to do in Port Said

Museums
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 23:
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Al Minya

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Getting from Port Said to Al Minya by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. On the 25th (Tue), you're off to New Valley Governorate.

Things to do in Al Minya

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 25:
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New Valley Governorate

New Valley Governorate is one of the governorates of Egypt. To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the New Valley Governorate sightseeing planner.

Explore your travel options from Al Minya to New Valley Governorate with the Route module. You'll set off for home on the 27th (Thu).

Things to do in New Valley Governorate

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 27:
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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.