60 days in Egypt Itinerary

60 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Hurghada
— 9 nights
Fly to Sharm el-Sheikh, Taxi to Sharm El Sheikh
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 10 nights
Drive
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Dahab
— 6 nights
Drive
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Saint Catherine
— 3 nights
Taxi to Sharm el-Sheikh, Fly to Marsa Alam
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Marsa Alam
— 8 nights
Taxi to Aswan, Fly to Abu Simbel
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Abu Simbel
— 1 day
Fly
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Aswan
— 5 nights
Train
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Edfu
— 1 night
Train
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Luxor
— 8 nights
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Cairo
— 8 nights

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Hurghada

— 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Makadi Water World. Spend the 1st (Fri) 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: trot along with a tour on horseback, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, cool off at Jungle Aqua Park, and browse the collection at Bibliotheca Alexandrina El Gouna.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hurghada trip planner.

Cairo to Hurghada is an approximately 2.5-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 · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 10:

Sharm El Sheikh

— 10 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 discover tucked-away gems like The Heavenly Cathedral and Ras Um Sid. Spend the 11th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Al Mustafa Mosque, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Victims of Plane Crash of Boeing 737, browse the different shops at SOHO Square, and bet on your favorite at Ghibli Raceway.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh road trip app.

Getting from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or drive. In March in Sharm El Sheikh, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 20:

Dahab

— 6 nights
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 Coral Reefs and Spas. 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. There's much more to do: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, stop by WICKEDiCANDY, appreciate the history behind Wadi Zaghara, and head outdoors with Three Pools.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Dahab trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 20 — 26:

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to St. Catherine's Monastery and Mount Sinai. Go for a jaunt from Saint Catherine to Al Tur to see Moses Pool about 2 hours away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sea views from Daedalus Reef Lighthouse, get a sense of history and politics at The Cascades at Soma Bay, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios), and see the vivid underwater world at Jackson Reef.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Saint Catherine day trip tool.

Drive from Dahab to Saint Catherine in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, Saint Catherine is slightly colder than Dahab - with highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 26 — 29:

Marsa Alam

— 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seaworld Diving Center and Wadi Gemal. Pack the 4th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Aqua Coraya. There's much more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elphinstone Reef, enjoy the sand and surf at El Qulan Mangrove Forest, and take an in-depth tour of Astronomy Center.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, 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 6 hours. Other options: drive; 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 · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 6:

Abu Simbel

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

To find 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 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. 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 fly to Aswan.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 7:
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Aswan

— 5 nights
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nubian Museum and Temple of Kom Ombo. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Animalia, step off the mainland to explore Elephantine Island, delve into the distant past at Qubbet el-Hawa, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Philae Temple.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Aswan day trip app.

Getting from Abu Simbel to Aswan by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In April, daytime highs in Aswan are 42°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (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 Apr 7 — 12:

Edfu

— 1 night
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): attend a local event at Edfu Sound and Light Show, then explore the ancient world of Kanais, and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Horus.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Edfu trip planner.

Take a train from Aswan to Edfu in 2 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

Events · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 13:

Luxor

— 8 nights
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 Medinet Habu. 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, get to know the fascinating history of Avenue of Sphinxes, make a trip to Tomb of Queen Nefertari, and steep yourself in history at Howard Carter House.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Luxor trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Edfu to Luxor takes 2 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 fly to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 13 — 21:

Cairo

— 8 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mosque of Muhammad Ali and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. Venture out of the city with trips to Giza (Pyramids of Giza, Great Sphinx, &more). Spend the 25th (Thu) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ben Ezra Synagogue, and walk around Al-Azhar Park.

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Fly from Luxor to Cairo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Luxor, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cairo, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 29:

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.