60 days in Egypt Itinerary

60 days in Egypt Itinerary

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

— 7 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary) and Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx) and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara). Spend the 4th (Mon) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, look for gifts at Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, make a trip to Coptic Cairo, and steep yourself in history at Mosque of Muhammad Ali.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cairo trip itinerary site.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Cairo. In March, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 8:

Luxor

— 8 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Explore hidden gems such as Medinet Habu and Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak, get engrossed in the history at Karnak Open Air Museum, delve into the distant past at Valley of the Nobles, and get all the information you need at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Luxor day trip tool.

Fly from Cairo to Luxor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cairo in March: highs in Luxor hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Edfu.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 16:

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

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Edfu trip planner.

Traveling by train from Luxor to Edfu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. March in Edfu sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Aswan.

Things to do in Edfu

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 17:

Aswan

— 6 nights
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 Elephantine Island. Take a break from Aswan with a short trip to Temple of Kom Ombo in Kom Ombo, about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Animalia, delve into the distant past at Monastery of St. Simeon, head off the coast to Kitchner's Island, and steep yourself in history at Unfinished Obelisk.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Aswan trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by train from Edfu to Aswan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. March in Aswan sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 17 — 23:

Abu Simbel

— 1 night
On the 24th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Abu Simbel trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Aswan to Abu Simbel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 24:
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Marsa Alam

— 7 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 Elphinstone Reef. There's lots more to do: get outside with Vivasub diving center, slough off your stress at Turkish baths, take an in-depth tour of Astronomy Center, and make a trip to Shaab Marsa Alam.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Marsa Alam online trip maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Abu Simbel to Marsa Alam takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Abu Simbel in March, you will find days in Marsa Alam are little chillier (30°C), and nights are about the same (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 · Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 24 — Apr 1:

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Catherine's Monastery and St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios). Step out of Saint Catherine with an excursion to Moses Pool in Al Tur--about 2 hours away. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Sinai, enjoy the sea views from Daedalus Reef Lighthouse, and get a sense of history and politics at The Cascades at Soma Bay.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint Catherine online driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Marsa Alam to Saint Catherine in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Marsa Alam in April, with highs in Saint Catherine at 28°C and lows at 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 · Golf · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 1 — 4:

Dahab

— 6 nights
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Coral Reefs and Coloured Canyon. Venture out of the city with trips to Castle Zaman (in Taba) and Ain Khudra (in Nuweiba). Spend the 5th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Three Pools, Head underground at Blue Hole, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Dahab trip planner.

You can drive from Saint Catherine to Dahab in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Saint Catherine in April, expect Dahab to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 4 — 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Heavenly Cathedral and Ras Um Sid. Spend the 11th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Al Mustafa Mosque, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, join the crowd at Ghibli Raceway, and head outdoors with Stingray's Club.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh itinerary website.

You can drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April in Sharm El Sheikh, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

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

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Makadi Water World and Spas. Take a break from Hurghada with a short trip to El-Mallah in Safaga, about 1h 10 min away. Spend the 21st (Sun) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Spend the 27th (Sat) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mosque El Mina Masjid, trot along with a tour on horseback, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hurghada itinerary maker tool.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Hurghada are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 20 — 29:

Egypt travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Safaris
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.