60 days in Egypt Itinerary

60 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Qena
Drive
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Luxor
— 7 nights
Train
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Edfu
— 1 night
Fly
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New Valley Governorate
— 2 nights
Drive
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Abu Simbel
— 1 day
Fly
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Aswan
— 5 nights
Drive
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Marsa Alam
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hurghada
— 7 nights
Fly to Sharm el-Sheikh, Taxi to Sharm El Sheikh
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 7 nights
Drive
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Dahab
— 6 nights
Drive
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Saint Catherine
— 2 nights
Taxi to Sharm el-Sheikh, Fly to Alexandria
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Alexandria
— 6 nights
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— 8 nights

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Qena

Qena is a city in Upper Egypt, and the capital of the Qena Governorate. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): explore the ancient world of Dendera Temple Complex.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Qena online route planner.

Cairo to Qena is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Cairo in March, expect nights in Qena to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Qena

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 2:
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Luxor

— 7 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Luxor is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, get advice or help at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, pause for some photo ops at Colossi of Memnon, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Luxor Temple.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxor tour planner.

You can drive from Qena to Luxor in 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Luxor can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Edfu.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 8:

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 9th (Sat): mix with locals at Edfu Sound and Light Show, then explore the ancient world of Kanais, and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Horus.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Edfu online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Luxor to Edfu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March in Edfu, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to fly to New Valley Governorate.

Things to do in Edfu

Events · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 9:

New Valley Governorate

— 2 nights
New Valley Governorate is one of the governorates of Egypt. New Valley Governorate is known for nature, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's extreme beauty at Sahara Desert.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our New Valley Governorate trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Edfu to New Valley Governorate takes 5.5 hours. On the 12th (Tue), you'll travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in New Valley Governorate

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 12:
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Abu Simbel

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Abu Simbel trip builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from New Valley Governorate to Abu Simbel. In March, daily temperatures in Abu Simbel can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Aswan.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 13:
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Aswan

— 5 nights
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
When in Aswan, make a side trip to see Temple of Kom Ombo in Kom Ombo, approximately Kom Ombo away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Philae Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Kitchner's Island, explore the ancient world of Qubbet el-Hawa, and see the interesting displays at Animalia.

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You can fly from Abu Simbel to Aswan in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In March, daytime highs in Aswan are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 13 — 18:

Marsa Alam

— 5 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.
Marsa Alam is known for wildlife, beaches, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: meet some fierce fish with Seaworld Diving Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Marsa Mubarak, see the vivid underwater world at Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef, and get outside with Abu Dabbab Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Marsa Alam trip planner.

Traveling by car from Aswan to Marsa Alam takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Aswan in March, you will find days in Marsa Alam are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hurghada.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 24:

Hurghada

— 7 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.
Spend the 25th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 26th (Tue) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. The adventure continues: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, step off the mainland to explore Giftun Islands, go for a stroll along the water at Abu Tig Marina, and buy something for everyone on your list at Senzo Mall.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hurghada trip website.

Getting from Marsa Alam to Hurghada by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Hurghada are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 31:

Sharm El Sheikh

— 7 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.
Spend the 1st (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square, pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and get outside with The Kite Bubble.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh holiday website.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Sharm El Sheikh are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 7:

Dahab

— 6 nights
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Take a break from Dahab with a short trip to Salah El-Din Castle in Taba, about 2h 15 min away. Spend the 8th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Hole, take in the exciting artwork at WICKEDiCANDY, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coral Reefs, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Dahab itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. April in Dahab sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 7 — 13:

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 14th (Sun): ponder the world of politics at The Cascades at Soma Bay and then visit a coastal fixture at Daedalus Reef Lighthouse. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios), then stroll through Mount Sinai, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Catherine's Monastery.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Saint Catherine travel route planner.

Getting from Dahab to Saint Catherine by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Dahab in April, expect Saint Catherine to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Golf

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 13 — 15:

Alexandria

— 6 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 find plenty of places to visit near Alexandria: El Alamein (Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte & El Alamein War Cemetery). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Fort Qaitbey, delve into the distant past at Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, take in nature's colorful creations at Montazah Gardens, and take an in-depth tour of El Kobba El Samaweya.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Alexandria journey planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Saint Catherine to Alexandria in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Saint Catherine in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Alexandria. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cairo.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 15 — 21:

Cairo

— 8 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 Cairo's surroundings by going to Giza (Pyramids of Giza, Great Sphinx, &more) and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara). Spend the 25th (Thu) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, don't miss a visit to Coptic Cairo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al-Azhar Mosque, and shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cairo journey builder app.

You can drive from Alexandria to Cairo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Alexandria, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cairo, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 29:

Egypt travel guide

4.5
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.