60 days in Egypt Itinerary

60 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cairo
— 6 nights
2
Bawiti
— 1 night
3
Siwa
— 1 night
4
Alexandria
— 4 nights
5
Saint Catherine
— 2 nights
6
Taba
— 2 nights
7
Dahab
— 5 nights
8
Sharm El Sheikh
— 9 nights
9
Hurghada
— 8 nights
10
Marsa Alam
— 6 nights
11
Abu Simbel
— 1 day
12
Aswan
— 4 nights
13
Edfu
— 1 night
14
Luxor
— 7 nights

6
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Photography Tours and Step Pyramid of Djoser. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx) and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, contemplate the long history of Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, take a stroll through Islamic Cairo, and explore the activities along Nile River.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cairo holiday planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Cairo. In March, daytime highs in Cairo are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bawiti.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

1
night
Bawiti

Bawiti ©
El-Bawiti is a town in the Western desert in Egypt. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the galleries of Bahariya (Bahereya) Oasis and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Bawiti.

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

You can drive from Cairo to Bawiti in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Siwa.

Things to do in Bawiti

Nature · Museums · Parks
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Bahariya (Bahereya) Oasis ©
Bahariya (Bahereya) Oasis

1
night
Siwa

Siwa ©
On the 9th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Shali Fortress, head off the coast to Fatnis Island (Fantasy Island), and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Great Sand Sea. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Mountain of the Dead, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Oracle of Amun / Aghurmi, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dakrur Mountain, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Siwa.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Siwa trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Bawiti to Siwa takes 12.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Alexandria.

Things to do in Siwa

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Great Sand Sea ©
Great Sand Sea
Mountain of the Dead ©
Mountain of the Dead
Lake Siwa ©
Lake Siwa

4
nights
Alexandria

Alexandria ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bibliotheca Alexandrina and Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa. Get out of town with these interesting Alexandria side-trips: El Alamein (Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte & El Alamein War Cemetery). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Montazah Gardens, steep yourself in history at Fort Qaitbey, take a stroll through ElMadina Arts, and admire the landmark architecture of Deir Anba Bishoi.

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Drive from Siwa to Alexandria in 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in March, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

El Alamein
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Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte ©
Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Montazah Gardens ©
Montazah Gardens

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): ponder the world of politics at The Cascades at Soma Bay, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios), then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Sinai, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Catherine's Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ras Mohommed National Park and then enjoy the sea views from Daedalus Reef Lighthouse.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Catherine trip maker website.

Getting from Alexandria to Saint Catherine by combination of flight and taxi takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alexandria in March, Saint Catherine is little chillier at night with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Taba.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Red Sea and Sinai, Ras Mohommed National Park
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St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai
Daedalus Reef Lighthouse ©
Daedalus Reef Lighthouse

2
nights
Taba

Taba ©
Taba is a small Egyptian town near the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Coloured Canyon, stroll through Wishwashi Canyon, and then step into the grandiose world of Castle Zaman. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Salah El-Din Castle and then play a few rounds at Taba Heights Golf Resort.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Taba trip itinerary app.

Getting from Saint Catherine to Taba by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Taba

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Coloured Canyon
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Wishwashi Canyon ©
Wishwashi Canyon
Salah El-Din Castle
Salah El-Din Castle
Taba Heights Golf Resort ©
Taba Heights Golf Resort

5
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 Coral Reefs and Three Pools. Go for a jaunt from Dahab to Nuweiba to see Ain Khudra about 1h 15 min away. Spend the 20th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Hole, and appreciate the history behind Wadi Zaghara.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Dahab trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Taba to Dahab takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Dahab sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Ain Khudra
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

9
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 The Heavenly Cathedral and Bibo Viaggi. Spend the 25th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Al Mustafa Mosque, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get outside with Stingray's Club, and browse the different shops at SOHO Square.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
The Heavenly Cathedral ©
The Heavenly Cathedral
Al Mustafa Mosque ©
Al Mustafa Mosque

8
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Horseback Riding Tours. Spend the 3rd (Wed) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Spend the 8th (Mon) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. The adventure continues: make a splash at Makadi Water World, admire the striking features of Mosque El Mina Masjid, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and play a few rounds at Madinat Makadi Golf.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hurghada online route planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in April, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

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

6
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seaworld Diving Center and Abu Dabbab Beach. Pack the 15th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Aqua Coraya. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at El Qulan Mangrove Forest, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get engrossed in the history at Astronomy Center, and kick back and relax at Gebel El Rosas.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Marsa Alam trip planner.

Drive from Hurghada to Marsa Alam in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) 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
Wadi Gemal ©
Wadi Gemal

1
day
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Marsa Alam to Abu Simbel takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Marsa Alam in April: highs in Abu Simbel hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

4
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Explore hidden gems such as Nubian Museum and Kitchner's Island. Change things up with a short trip to Temple of Kom Ombo in Kom Ombo (about 1h 5 min away). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Animalia, contemplate the long history of Nubian Village, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Philae Temple, and step off the mainland to explore Elephantine Island.

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Getting from Abu Simbel to Aswan by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. April in Aswan sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to take a 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
Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum
Animalia ©
Animalia

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 22nd (Mon): delve into the distant past at Gibel Silsila, stop by Edfu Sound and Light Show, then delve into the distant past at Kanais, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Horus.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Edfu trip planner.

Traveling by train from Aswan to Edfu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April in Edfu, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Luxor.

Things to do in Edfu

Historic Sites
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Temple of Horus ©
Temple of Horus
Kanais ©
Kanais
Gibel Silsila
Gibel Silsila

7
nights
Luxor

Luxor
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Luxor Museum and Tomb of Queen Nefertari. When in Luxor, make a side trip to see Dendera Temple Complex in Dendera, approximately Dendera away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak, get answers to all your questions at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, explore the ancient world of Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II), and get to know the fascinating history of Avenue of Sphinxes.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Luxor itinerary builder website.

Getting from Edfu to Luxor by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In April in Luxor, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Dendera Temple Complex
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Dendera Temple Complex
Dendera Temple Complex
Luxor Museum
Luxor Museum
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak

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