60 days in Egypt Itinerary

60 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt sightseeing planner

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Bawiti
Taxi to Cairo, Fly to Luxor
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Luxor
— 7 nights
Drive
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Aswan
— 4 nights
Fly
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Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly to Aswan, Taxi to Marsa Alam
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Marsa Alam
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hurghada
— 8 nights
Fly to Sharm el-Sheikh, Taxi to Sharm El Sheikh
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 9 nights
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Dahab
— 5 nights
Drive
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Taba
— 2 nights
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Saint Catherine
— 3 nights
Taxi to Sharm el-Sheikh, Fly to Alexandria
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Alexandria
— 5 nights
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— 8 nights

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Bawiti

El-Bawiti is a town in the Western desert in Egypt. To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bawiti holiday builder site.

Cairo to Bawiti is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. On the 1st (Fri), you'll travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Bawiti

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 2:

Luxor

— 7 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Caravanserai and Habiba hand Weaving. Museum-lovers will appreciate Luxor Museum and Karnak Open Air Museum. Explore Luxor's surroundings by going to Edfu (Kanais & Temple of Horus), Dendera Temple Complex (in Dendera) and Tombs of the Nobles (in Al Asasif). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenue of Sphinxes, take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu, contemplate the long history of Howard Carter House, and delve into the distant past at Tomb of Merenptah.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Luxor travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Bawiti to Luxor in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March in Luxor, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 9:

Aswan

— 4 nights
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Visiting Elephantine Island and Agilkia Island will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Temple of Kom Ombo and Nubian Museum. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Animalia, delve into the distant past at Qubbet el-Hawa, make a trip to Aswan Sculpture Park, and steep yourself in history at Nubian Village.

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You can drive from Luxor to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in March, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 9 — 13:

Abu Simbel

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Abu Simbel online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. March in Abu Simbel sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 14:
Highlights from your trip

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seaworld Diving Center and Gebel El Rosas. Visiting Elphinstone Reef and El Qulan Mangrove Forest will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marsa Shoona Bay, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Sharm El Luli, and head outdoors with Abu Dabbab Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Marsa Alam trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Abu Simbel to Marsa Alam in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. While traveling from Abu Simbel, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Marsa Alam, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hurghada.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 20:

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.
Get some cultural insight at Mosque El Mina Masjid and Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda. Visiting Parasailing & Paragliding and Swim with Dolphins will get you outdoors. Spend the 22nd (Fri) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, head outdoors with Zone Multisports, explore the gorgeous colors at Carless Reef, and head off the coast to Omo Gamaar.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hurghada itinerary planner.

You can drive from Marsa Alam to Hurghada in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Hurghada can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 28:

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Na'ama Bay and St Catherine Shop. Escape the urban bustle at Shark Diving and Nature & Wildlife Tours. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral, stroll through Ras Um Sid, admire the landmark architecture of Al Mustafa Mosque, and see some colorful creatures with Only One Apnea Center.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh trip planner.

Getting from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 28 — Apr 6:

Dahab

— 5 nights
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Blue Hole. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Coral Reefs and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Three Pools, appreciate the history behind Wadi Zaghara, and take in the exciting artwork at WICKEDiCANDY.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Dahab journey planning site.

Drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Dahab can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Taba.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 11:

Taba

— 2 nights
Taba is a small Egyptian town near the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. On the 12th (Fri), take in breathtaking views at Coloured Canyon and then stroll through Wishwashi Canyon. On your second day here, play a few rounds at Taba Heights Golf Resort and then explore the historical opulence of Castle Zaman.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Taba vacation planner.

Drive from Dahab to Taba in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Dahab in April, things will get a bit cooler in Taba: highs are around 25°C and lows about 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Taba

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 11 — 13:

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.
Visit St. Catherine's Monastery and St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios) for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mount Sinai and Wadi Hammamat. There's still lots to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Jackson Reef, enjoy the sea views from Daedalus Reef Lighthouse, and explore and take pictures at The Cascades at Soma Bay.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Saint Catherine trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Taba to Saint Catherine in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Taba in April, Saint Catherine is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 13 — 16:

Alexandria

— 5 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Qaitbey and Ahmad Salem Mosque. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bibliotheca Alexandrina and Mohamed El Masry Gallery. Explore Alexandria's surroundings by going to El Alamein (El Alamein War Cemetery & Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte). There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at Gallery Alex Creation, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, appreciate the history behind St.Mina Monastery, and delve into the distant past at Pompey's Pillar.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Alexandria trip itinerary app.

Getting from Saint Catherine to Alexandria by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Saint Catherine in April since evenings lows in Alexandria dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Cairo.

Things to do in Alexandria

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids and Mosque of Muhammad Ali. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Coptic Cairo and Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan. Venture out of the city with trips to Giza (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, take a stroll through Islamic Cairo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), and delve into the distant past at Thebes.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairo road trip website.

Traveling by car from Alexandria to Cairo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Alexandria in April: highs in Cairo hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

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.