60 days in Egypt Itinerary

60 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Start: Cairo
Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
Hurghada
— 9 nights
Bus + Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 10 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Dahab
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Saint Catherine
— 3 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  5 h
5
Marsa Alam
— 8 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6 h 15 min
6
Abu Simbel
— 1 day
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 15 min
7
Aswan
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
8
Edfu
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
9
Luxor
— 8 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
10
Cairo
— 8 nights
End: Cairo

9
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Mosque El Mina Masjid. categoryPhrases.sentence.Spend_the_day_observing_fascinating_marine_mammals_with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Spend the 7th (Thu) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. The adventure continues: cool off at Makadi Water World, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hurghada trip planner.

Cairo to Hurghada is an approximately 3.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cairo in March: highs in Hurghada hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Makadi Water World ©
Makadi Water World
Speed Boats Tours

10
nights
Sharm El Sheikh

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 discover tucked-away gems like Coptic Orthodox Church and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Spend the 11th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, browse the different shops at SOHO Square, and admire the striking features of Al Mustafa Mosque.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh online trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Coptic Orthodox Church ©
Coptic Orthodox Church
Nature & Wildlife Tours

6
nights
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 Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Horseback Riding Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Dahab side-trips: Castle Zaman (in Taba) and Coloured Canyon (in Nuweiba). Spend the 21st (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Reefs, get outside with Three Pools, stop by Mahmoud's Massage & Beauty, and take in the exciting artwork at WICKEDiCANDY.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Dahab trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Dahab can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Castle Zaman, Coloured Canyon
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs

3
nights
Saint Catherine

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mount Sinai and Daedalus Reef Lighthouse. Go for a jaunt from Saint Catherine to Al Tur to see moses pool about 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Catherine's Monastery, see the vivid underwater world at Jackson Reef, and explore and take pictures at The Cascades at Soma Bay.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Saint Catherine day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Saint Catherine takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Dahab in March; daily highs in Saint Catherine reach 24°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Red Sea and Sinai, moses pool
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St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai
Daedalus Reef Lighthouse ©
Daedalus Reef Lighthouse

8
nights
Marsa Alam

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seaworld Diving Center and Abu Dabbab Beach. Pack the 4th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Aqua Coraya. There's much more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Elphinstone Reef, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marsa Shoona Bay, get engrossed in the history at Astronomy Center, and kick back and relax at Sharm El Luli.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Marsa Alam online tour planner.

Getting from Saint Catherine to Marsa Alam by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Saint Catherine in March, with highs in Marsa Alam at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Abu Dabbab Beach ©
Abu Dabbab Beach
Seaworld Diving Center ©
Seaworld Diving Center
Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef

1
day
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Abu Simbel vacation planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Marsa Alam to Abu Simbel in 6.5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Marsa Alam in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Abu Simbel: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 22°C at night. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

5
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Animalia and Nubian Museum. Go for a jaunt from Aswan to Kom Ombo to see Temple of Kom Ombo about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Kitchner's Island, contemplate the long history of Nubian Village, delve into the distant past at Agilkia Island, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Philae Temple.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Aswan trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Abu Simbel to Aswan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daily temperatures in Aswan can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Edfu.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Temple of Kom Ombo
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Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo
Animalia ©
Animalia
Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum

1
night
Edfu

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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): visit Edfu Sound and Light Show, then explore the ancient world of Kanais, and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Horus.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Edfu trip planner.

Take a train from Aswan to Edfu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in April, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Luxor.

Things to do in Edfu

Historic Sites
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Temple of Horus ©
Temple of Horus
Kanais ©
Kanais
Edfu Sound and Light Show ©
Edfu Sound and Light Show

8
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Luxor Museum and ACE - Animal Care in Egypt. Go for a jaunt from Luxor to Dendera to see Dendera Temple Complex about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, get to know the fascinating history of Avenue of Sphinxes, and appreciate the history behind Tomb of Queen Nefertari.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Luxor trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Edfu to Luxor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. April in Luxor sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Dendera Temple Complex
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Tomb of Queen Nefertari ©
Tomb of Queen Nefertari
Luxor Museum
Luxor Museum
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak

8
nights
Cairo

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Photography Tours and Mosque of Muhammad Ali. Venture out of the city with trips to Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx) and Step Pyramid of Djoser (in Saqqara). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, explore the ancient world of Bent Pyramid, contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River, and wander the streets of Islamic Cairo.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cairo online trip maker.

You can fly from Luxor to Cairo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Luxor, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cairo, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trips

Giza, Memphis Historical Site, Step Pyramid of Djoser
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Photography Tours
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza

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