60 days in Egypt Itinerary

60 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Cairo
— 10 nights
Drive
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Taba
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dahab
— 5 nights
Drive
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 7 nights
Taxi to Sharm el-Sheikh, Fly to Hurghada
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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
Fly
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Aswan
— 6 nights
Train
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Edfu
— 2 nights
Train
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Luxor
— 9 nights
Drive
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Dendera
— 1 night
Drive
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Sohag
— 1 night
Fly

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Saqqara (Step Pyramid of Djoser & Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids) and Giza (Pyramids of Giza, Great Sphinx, &more). Spend the 10th (Thu) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. On the 13th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and take a stroll through Islamic Cairo.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cairo trip tool.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Cairo. In December, daily temperatures in Cairo can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Taba.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 4 — 14:

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Taba

Taba is a small Egyptian town near the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): play a few rounds at Taba Heights Golf Resort and then hike along Wishwashi Canyon. On the next day, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Canyon Motor Safaris and then explore the historical opulence of Salah El-Din Castle.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Taba trip planner.

You can drive from Cairo to Taba in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Taba, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Taba

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Golf
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 16:

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: Mount Sinai (in Saint Catherine) and Ain Khudra (in Nuweiba). Spend the 17th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 19th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, view the masterpieces at WICKEDiCANDY, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and see the vivid underwater world at Coral Reefs.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Dahab trip planner.

Traveling by car from Taba to Dahab takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Taba in December, you will find days in Dahab are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are a bit cooler (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 16 — 21:

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nights
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.
Spend the 22nd (Tue) 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, enjoy the sand and surf at Shark's Bay Beach, wander the streets of Na'ama Bay, and buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Sharm El Sheikh are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 28:

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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.
Take a break from Hurghada with a short trip to Fred Lombard Plongee in Port Safaga, about 1h 5 min away. Spend the 29th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina, step off the mainland to explore Giftun Islands, and slough off your stress at Planet Spa at Baron Palace Resort Sahl Hasheesh.

Start your trip to Hurghada by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Hurghada, with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 5:

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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.
Spend the 7th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Amore Safari, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marsa Mubarak, soak in style at Turkish baths, and get engrossed in the history at Astronomy Center.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Marsa Alam travel route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Hurghada to Marsa Alam takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Marsa Alam are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 12:

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Abu Simbel

Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Abu Simbel trip itinerary planning tool.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Marsa Alam to Abu Simbel in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect slightly colder evenings in Abu Simbel when traveling from Marsa Alam in January, with lows around 10°C. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 13:
Highlights from your trip

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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 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Philae Temple, delve into the distant past at Monastery of St. Simeon, head off the coast to Elephantine Island, and steep yourself in history at Nubian Village.

Start your trip to Aswan by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Fly from Abu Simbel to Aswan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January in Aswan, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Edfu.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 19:

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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. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Kanais and then delve into the distant past at Temple of Horus. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Gibel Silsila and then delve into the distant past at Tombs of El kab.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Edfu online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Aswan to Edfu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Aswan in January, Edfu is slightly colder at night with lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can catch the train to Luxor.

Things to do in Edfu

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 21:

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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.
Luxor is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, don't miss a visit to Tomb of Queen Nefertari, get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Luxor trip planner.

Traveling by train from Edfu to Luxor takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daily temperatures in Luxor can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dendera.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 30:

1
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Dendera

On the 31st (Sun), delve into the distant past at Dendera Temple Complex.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Dendera sightseeing site.

You can drive from Luxor to Dendera in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Dendera are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sohag.

Things to do in Dendera

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 30 — 31:
Highlights from your trip

1
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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 1st (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of The Red Monastery and then explore the ancient world of Temple Abydos.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sohag itinerary tool.

You can drive from Dendera to Sohag in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Dendera in January, expect nights in Sohag to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sohag

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 1:
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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.