60 days in Egypt Itinerary

60 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt itinerary builder

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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
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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 Mosque of Muhammad Ali and Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary). Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara) and Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). Spend the 4th (Mon) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, look for gifts at Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River, and stop by Islamic Cairo.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cairo sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Cairo. March in Cairo sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight 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 Luxor Museum and Obelisk of Thutmoses I. 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 deepen your understanding 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 · Parks · Wildlife
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 Marsa Shoona Bay. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Vivasub diving center, take an in-depth tour of Astronomy Center, make a trip to Shaab Marsa Alam, and stroll through Elphinstone Reef.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Abu Simbel to Marsa Alam takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. 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. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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 Daedalus Reef Lighthouse. 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, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios), 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 · Parks · Golf · 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 Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Castle Zaman (in Taba) and Nuweiba (Ain Khudra & Coloured Canyon). Spend the 5th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Three Pools, take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Hole, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Dahab trip planner.

Getting from Saint Catherine to Dahab by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Saint Catherine in April; daily highs in Dahab reach 36°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive 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 Ghibli Raceway. Spend the 11th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Al Mustafa Mosque, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, kick back and relax at Ras Um Sid, and get outside with Subacquei Clandestini CCF Sharm.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 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 · 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 Parasailing & Paragliding and Horseback Riding Tours. Take a break from Hurghada with a short trip to El-Mallah in Safaga, about 1 hour 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. There's much more to do: cool off at Makadi Water World, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, pause for some serene contemplation at Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda, and take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hurghada online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Hurghada can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 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

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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.