60 days in Egypt Itinerary

60 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt tour planner

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Luxor
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Luxor
— 7 nights
Drive
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Aswan
— 6 nights
Fly
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Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly to Aswan, Taxi to Marsa Alam
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Marsa Alam
— 6 nights
Drive
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Hurghada
— 7 nights
Fly to Sharm el-Sheikh, Taxi to Saint Catherine
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Saint Catherine
— 3 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
Fly
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Alexandria
— 6 nights
Drive
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Cairo
— 9 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Exeter

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Luxor

— 7 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: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, make a trip to Tomb of Queen Nefertari, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Luxor road trip site.

Exeter, UK to Luxor is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Baths · Spas
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 8:

Aswan

— 6 nights
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Change things up with a short trip to Temple of Kom Ombo in Kom Ombo (about 1h 5 min away). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Philae Temple, see the interesting displays at Animalia, head off the coast to Agilkia Island, and delve into the distant past at Monastery of St. Simeon.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Aswan trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Luxor to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 14:

Abu Simbel

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Abu Simbel vacation maker site.

You can fly from Aswan to Abu Simbel in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In January, daytime highs in Abu Simbel are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 15:
Highlights from your trip

Marsa Alam

— 6 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.
Marsa Alam is known for wildlife, beaches, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Amore Safari, have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, stroll through Marsa Mubarak, and enjoy the sand and surf at El Qulan Mangrove Forest.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Abu Simbel to Marsa Alam takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Abu Simbel in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Marsa Alam, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hurghada.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 21:

Hurghada

— 7 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.
Hurghada is known for wildlife, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in the waterfront activity at Abu Tig Marina, trot along with a tour on horseback, and test the waters at Planet Spa at Baron Palace Resort Sahl Hasheesh.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hurghada online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marsa Alam to Hurghada takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Hurghada sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Hurghada

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

Saint Catherine

— 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.
Spend the 30th (Sat) exploring nature at Ras Mohommed National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Sinai, enjoy the sea views from Daedalus Reef Lighthouse, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios), and explore the ancient world of Serabit el-Khadim Mountain.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Saint Catherine trip maker site.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Hurghada to Saint Catherine in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and car. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Hurghada in January, with highs in Saint Catherine at 17°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to Taba.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 28 — 31:

Taba

— 2 nights
Taba is a small Egyptian town near the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Coloured Canyon and then step into the grandiose world of Castle Zaman. Here are some ideas for day two: tee off at Taba Heights Golf Resort and then step into the grandiose world of Salah El-Din Castle.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Taba trip planner.

You can drive from Saint Catherine to Taba in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Taba

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 2:

Dahab

— 5 nights
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Change things up with a short trip to Ain Khudra in Nuweiba (about 1h 10 min away). Spend the 3rd (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 6th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Hole, explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Reefs, push the limits with an extreme tour, and head outdoors with Dolphin Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Dahab itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Taba to Dahab takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 2 — 7:

Sharm El Sheikh

— 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.
Spend the 8th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, see Off-Road Tours, wander the streets of Na'ama Bay, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh online journey maker.

You can drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Sharm El Sheikh, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 14:

Alexandria

— 6 nights

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.
Alexandria is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, pause for some photo ops at St.Mina Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of El Qaed Ibrahim Mosque, and explore the ancient world of Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Alexandria trip maker app.

You can fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Alexandria in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in February, things will get little chillier in Alexandria: highs are around 23°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cairo.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 20:

Cairo

— 9 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 out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Saqqara (Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids & Step Pyramid of Djoser) and Giza (Pyramids of Giza, Giza Plateau, &more). Spend the 28th (Sun) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, walk around Al-Azhar Park, view the masterpieces at Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre, and contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cairo trip site.

You can drive from Alexandria to Cairo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Cairo can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 20 — Mar 1:

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.