60 days in Egypt & Darjeeling Itinerary

60 days in Egypt & Darjeeling Itinerary

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Luxor, Egypt
— 6 nights
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Kom Ombo, Egypt
— 1 night
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Marsa Alam, Egypt
— 8 nights
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El Quseir, Egypt
— 1 night
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Hurghada, Egypt
— 9 nights
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 7 nights
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Dahab, Egypt
— 5 nights
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Saint Catherine, Egypt
— 3 nights
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Taba, Egypt
— 2 nights
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Cairo, Egypt
— 7 nights
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Darjeeling, India
— 10 nights
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Luxor, Egypt

— 6 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina) and Tomb of Ramses VI. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tomb of Ramses III and Avenue of Sphinxes. When in Luxor, make a side trip to see Temple of Horus in Edfu, approximately Edfu away. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Luxor Temple, take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Luxor trip planner.

Sohag to Luxor is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In October, daytime highs in Luxor are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kom Ombo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

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Kom Ombo, Egypt

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Temple of Kom Ombo.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kom Ombo vacation tool.

Drive from Luxor to Kom Ombo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daytime highs in Kom Ombo are 42°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Kom Ombo

Historic Sites
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Marsa Alam, Egypt

— 8 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Abu Dabbab Beach and Shark Diving. Get in touch with nature at Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef and Marsa Shoona Bay. There's lots more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Elphinstone Reef, enjoy the sand and surf at Marsa Mubarak, get outside with Vivasub diving center, and stroll through El Qulan Mangrove Forest.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Marsa Alam online route planner.

Drive from Kom Ombo to Marsa Alam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kom Ombo in October, expect nights in Marsa Alam to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to El Quseir.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
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El Quseir, Egypt

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque Shaykh Al-Farran, then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and then slough off your stress at Planet Spa at Sentido Oriental Dream Resort.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our El Quseir online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Marsa Alam to El Quseir takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hurghada.

Things to do in El Quseir

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Spas
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Hurghada, Egypt

— 9 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Mosque El Mina Masjid and Selkhet Papyrus. Escape the urban bustle at Parasailing & Paragliding and Carless Reef. Take a break from Hurghada with a short trip to El-Mallah in Safaga, about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: test the waters at Planet Spa at Baron Palace Resort Sahl Hasheesh, cool off at Makadi Water World, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hurghada trip app.

Traveling by car from El Quseir to Hurghada takes 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Hurghada are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

— 7 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shark Diving and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Visit Al Mustafa Mosque and The Heavenly Cathedral for their historical value. There's still lots to do: stroll through Ras Um Sid, join the crowd at Ghibli Raceway, get a taste of local nightlife at El Fanar, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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Dahab, Egypt

— 5 nights
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Three Pools. Discover out-of-the-way places like Coral Reefs and Safaris. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, view the masterpieces at WICKEDiCANDY, see Sinai Inside, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Dahab trip itinerary app.

Drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Dahab, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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Saint Catherine, Egypt

— 3 nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mount Sinai and Serabit el-Khadim Mountain. Step out of the city life by going to Ras Mohommed National Park and Jackson Reef. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Saint Catherine road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Saint Catherine takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Dahab in November, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Saint Catherine: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Taba.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Taba, Egypt

— 2 nights
Taba is a small Egyptian town near the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Salah El-Din Castle and then step into the grandiose world of Castle Zaman. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Wishwashi Canyon and then explore the stunning scenery at Coloured Canyon.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Taba online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Saint Catherine to Taba in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cairo.

Things to do in Taba

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Trails

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Cairo, Egypt

— 7 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.
Get outdoors at Nile River and Maktub Travel. Explore hidden gems such as Bent Pyramid and Explore Spa by Le Meridien. Explore Cairo's surroundings by going to Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara) and Giza (Pyramids of Giza, Giza Plateau, &more). And it doesn't end there: visit Coptic Cairo, walk around Al-Azhar Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque-Sabil of Sulayman Agha al-Silahdar, and look for gifts at Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Cairo trip website.

Getting from Taba to Cairo by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Outdoors

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Darjeeling, India

— 10 nights

Queen of the Hills

The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
Japanese Peace Pagoda and Chowrasta are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Darjeeling Paragliding - Private Flights. Explore Darjeeling's surroundings by going to Kalimpong (Mangal Dham Pranami Temple, Tharpa Choling Monastery, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahakal Temple, deepen your understanding at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, look for all kinds of wild species at Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary, and make a trip to Lamahatta.

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Traveling by flight from Cairo to Darjeeling takes 17 hours. Traveling from Cairo to Darjeeling, you'll lose 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Cairo, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Darjeeling, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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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.