60 days in Egypt Itinerary

60 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt trip planner

Make it your trip
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 5 nights
Drive
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Dahab
— 3 nights
Drive
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Taba
— 4 nights
Drive
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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
— 7 nights
Train
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Edfu
— 2 nights
Train
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Luxor
— 5 nights
Drive
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Dendera
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sohag
— 4 nights
Drive
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Siwa
— 6 nights
Drive
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Cairo
— 1 night
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Sharm El Sheikh

— 5 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 4th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, enjoy the sand and surf at Shark's Bay Beach, browse the different shops at SOHO Square, and see Off-Road Tours.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh road trip site.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. January in Sharm El Sheikh sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 6:

Dahab

— 3 nights
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Spend the 7th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: push the limits with an extreme tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Hole, and view the masterpieces at WICKEDiCANDY.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dahab tour itinerary app.

Drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Dahab are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Taba.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:

Taba

— 4 nights
Taba is a small Egyptian town near the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. Take a break from Taba with a short trip to Coloured Canyon in Nuweiba, about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Salah El-Din Castle, hike along Wishwashi Canyon, tee off at Taba Heights Golf Resort, and look for all kinds of wild species at Canyon Motor Safaris.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Taba trip planner.

Getting from Dahab to Taba by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Hurghada.

Things to do in Taba

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Golf

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 13:

Hurghada

— 8 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.
When in Hurghada, make a side trip to see Fred Lombard Plongee in Port Safaga, approximately Port Safaga away. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 21st (Thu) at Makadi Water World. There's much more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, browse the different shops at Senzo Mall, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hurghada trip planner.

Getting from Taba to Hurghada by car takes about 6 hours. In January in Hurghada, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 21:

Marsa Alam

— 7 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.
Spend the 22nd (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Amore Safari, explore the gorgeous colors at Elphinstone Reef, get engrossed in the history at Astronomy Center, and stroll through Sharm El Luli.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Marsa Alam trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Hurghada to Marsa Alam takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Marsa Alam, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

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

Abu Simbel

— 1 night
On the 29th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Marsa Alam to Abu Simbel in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Marsa Alam in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Abu Simbel, with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 29:
Highlights from your trip

Aswan

— 7 nights
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
When in Aswan, make a side trip to see Temple of Kom Ombo in Kom Ombo, approximately Kom Ombo away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Philae Temple, step off the mainland to explore Elephantine Island, see the interesting displays at Animalia, and get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Aswan holiday maker app.

Getting from Abu Simbel to Aswan by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Edfu.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 5:

Edfu

— 2 nights
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. On the 6th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Temple of Horus, then delve into the distant past at Kanais, and then explore the ancient world of Gibel Silsila. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Tombs of El kab.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Edfu attractions tool.

You can take a train from Aswan to Edfu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Aswan in February, plan for slightly colder nights in Edfu, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can take a train to Luxor.

Things to do in Edfu

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 7:

Luxor

— 5 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: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, get all the information you need at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Luxor online day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Edfu to Luxor takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dendera.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 12:

Dendera

— 3 nights
Dendera is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Dendera Temple Complex.

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Traveling by car from Luxor to Dendera takes 1.5 hours. February in Dendera sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 11°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Mon) before leaving for Sohag.

Things to do in Dendera

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 15:
Highlights from your trip

Sohag

— 4 nights
Sohag, also known as Sawhāj, Suhag and Suhaj, is a city in Egypt that lies on the west bank of the Nile. Change things up with these side-trips from Sohag: Temple of Rameses II (in Abydos) and Monastery of Saint MariMina (in Abnob). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Temple Abydos, engage your brain at Science Museum, and admire the striking features of The Red Monastery.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sohag trip planning website.

You can drive from Dendera to Sohag in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Dendera in February, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Sohag: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Siwa.

Things to do in Sohag

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 15 — 19:

Siwa

— 6 nights
Siwa is known for nature, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating landscape at Great Sand Sea, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Oracle of Amun / Aghurmi, explore the ancient world of Mountain of the Dead, and steep yourself in history at Shali Fortress.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Siwa trip planner.

You can drive from Sohag to Siwa in 14.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of flight and taxi. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Cairo.

Things to do in Siwa

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 26:

Cairo

— 1 night

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 27th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Pyramids of Giza, then contemplate the long history of Great Sphinx, then stop by Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, and finally explore the activities along Nile River. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and then walk around Al-Azhar Park.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairo online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Siwa to Cairo takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. In February, daily temperatures in Cairo can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 27 — 28:

Egypt travel guide

4.5
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.