60 days in Egypt Itinerary

60 days in Egypt Itinerary

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60 days in Egypt Itinerary

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

7
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Giza (Pyramids of Giza, Great Sphinx, & more). Spend the 4th (Mon) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, steep yourself in history at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, explore the ancient world of Bent Pyramid, and wander the streets of Islamic Cairo.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cairo trip planning app .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Cairo. In March, daily temperatures in Cairo can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trips

Giza, Step Pyramid of Djoser
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

8
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Step off the beaten path and head to Medinet Habu and Valley of the Nobles. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, explore and take pictures at ACE- Animal Care in Egypt, get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenue of Sphinxes.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxor trip planner .

You can fly from Cairo to Luxor in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cairo in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Edfu.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Valley of the Queens
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu
Tomb of Queen Nefertari ©
Tomb of Queen Nefertari

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. On the 17th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Gibel Silsila, then delve into the distant past at Kanais, and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Horus at Edfu.

Plan trip to Edfu with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by train from Luxor to Edfu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daytime highs in Edfu are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can take a train to Aswan.

Things to do in Edfu

Historic Sites
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Temple of Horus at Edfu ©
Temple of Horus at Edfu
Kanais ©
Kanais

6
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nubian Museum and Kitchner's Island. Step out of Aswan with an excursion to Temple of Kom Ombo in Kom Ombo--about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Philae Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, head off the coast to Agilkia Island, and examine the collection at Animalia.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Aswan travel route builder .

You can take a train from Edfu to Aswan in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Abu Simbel.

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
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Abu Simbel visit planner.

Getting from Aswan to Abu Simbel by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In March, daily temperatures in Abu Simbel can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

7
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Elphinstone Reef and Vivasub diving center. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Abu Dabbab Beach, soak in style at Turkish baths, explore the gorgeous colors at Seaworld Diving Center, and make a trip to Shaab Marsa Alam.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Marsa Alam road trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Abu Simbel to Marsa Alam in 6.5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Abu Simbel in March, plan for slightly colder days in Marsa Alam, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

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

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.
Explore hidden gems such as St. Catherine's Monastery and Daedalus Reef Lighthouse. Take a break from Saint Catherine with a short trip to moses pool in Al Tur, about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Sinai, and get a sense of history and politics at The Cascades at Soma Bay.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Saint Catherine holiday planning tool .

Getting from Marsa Alam to Saint Catherine by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Marsa Alam in April; daily highs in Saint Catherine reach 28°C and lows reach 13°C. On the 4th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites Nature Outdoors

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

6
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Coral Reefs and Three Pools. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dahab: Castle Zaman (in Taba) and Nuweiba (Ain Khudra & Coloured Canyon). Spend the 5th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Make the 9th (Tue) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's still lots to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and Head underground at Blue Hole.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Dahab day trip site .

Getting from Saint Catherine to Dahab by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Saint Catherine in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Dahab: highs are around 36°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Nuweiba, Castle Zaman
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs
Coloured Canyon ©
Coloured Canyon

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Safaris and Coptic Orthodox Church. Spend the 11th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Ras Um Sid, browse the different shops at SOHO Square, pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Coptic Orthodox Church ©
Coptic Orthodox Church
Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Jungle Aqua Park. Take a break from Hurghada with a short trip to El-Mallah in Safaga, about 1h 10 min away. On the 22nd (Mon), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Spend the 27th (Sat) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. The adventure continues: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, trot along with a tour on horseback, go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina, and admire the landmark architecture of Mosque El Mina Masjid.

To find reviews and tourist information, use the Hurghada trip site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Hurghada are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

El-Mallah
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Speed Boats Tours
Parasailing & Paragliding

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