60 days in Egypt Itinerary

60 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt attractions planner

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Cairo
— 6 nights
Drive
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Bawiti
— 1 night
Drive
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Siwa
— 1 night
Drive
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Alexandria
— 4 nights
Fly to Sharm el-Sheikh, Taxi to Saint Catherine
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Saint Catherine
— 2 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
— 9 nights
Taxi to Sharm el-Sheikh, Fly to Hurghada
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Hurghada
— 8 nights
Drive
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Marsa Alam
— 6 nights
Taxi to Aswan, Fly to Abu Simbel
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Abu Simbel
— 1 day
Fly
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Aswan
— 4 nights
Train
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Edfu
— 1 night
Train
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Luxor
— 7 nights
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Cairo

— 6 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mosque of Muhammad Ali and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). Spend the 3rd (Sun) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, take a stroll through Islamic Cairo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Al-Azhar Mosque, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Coptic Cairo.

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. On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bawiti.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 7:

Bawiti

— 1 night
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

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 8:
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Siwa

— 1 night
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

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 10:

Alexandria

— 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bibliotheca Alexandrina and Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte. When in Alexandria, make a side trip to see El Alamein War Cemetery in El Alamein, approximately El Alamein away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Fort Qaitbey, take in nature's colorful creations at Montazah Gardens, admire the striking features of Deir Anba Bishoi, and appreciate the history behind Pompey's Pillar.

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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 · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 10 — 15:

Saint Catherine

— 2 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.
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 do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. 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 · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 15 — 17:

Taba

— 2 nights
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 · Golf

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 17 — 19:

Dahab

— 5 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 Blue Hole. Go for a jaunt from Dahab to Nuweiba to see Ain Khudra about 1h 10 min away. Spend the 20th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: push the limits with an extreme tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get outside with Three Pools, and view the masterpieces at WICKEDiCANDY.

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

You can drive from Taba to Dahab in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Dahab, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 19 — 24:

Sharm El Sheikh

— 9 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 Ghibli Raceway. 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, enjoy the sand and surf at Ras Um Sid, 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 · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 24 — Apr 2:

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Makadi Water World. 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. Next up on the itinerary: trot along with a tour on horseback, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, cool off at Jungle Aqua Park, and play a few rounds at Madinat Makadi Golf.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hurghada tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 10:

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seaworld Diving Center and Wadi Gemal. Pack the 15th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Aqua Coraya. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Abu Dabbab Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at El Qulan Mangrove Forest, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get engrossed in the history at Astronomy Center.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Marsa Alam driving holiday planner.

Getting from Hurghada to Marsa Alam by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Marsa Alam are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 16:

Abu Simbel

— 1 day
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 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. 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 the flight to Aswan.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 17:
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Aswan

— 4 nights
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 Animalia. 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: admire the natural beauty at Kitchner's Island, don't miss a visit to Aswan Sculpture Park, delve into the distant past at Monastery of St. Simeon, 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 · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 17 — 21:

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 22nd (Mon): delve into the distant past at Gibel Silsila, mix with locals at 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 · Events
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 22:

Luxor

— 7 nights
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 Medinet Habu. 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, explore the ancient world of Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II), get answers to all your questions at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, and get to know the fascinating history of Avenue of Sphinxes.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Luxor online travel planner.

Take a train from Edfu to Luxor in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April in Luxor, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 22 — 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.