60 days in Egypt Itinerary

60 days in Egypt Itinerary

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60 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Drive:  5​h
1
Bawiti
— Few hours
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Luxor
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Aswan
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
4
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
5
Marsa Alam
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Hurghada
— 8 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
7
Sharm El Sheikh
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Dahab
— 5 nights
bus:  2​h
9
Taba
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
10
Saint Catherine
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
11
Alexandria
— 5 nights
bus:  2​h
12
Cairo
— 8 nights
End: Cairo

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Bawiti

Bawiti
El-Bawiti is a town in the Western desert in Egypt. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Bahariya Cemetery and then delve into the distant past at Gebel al Ingleez.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bawiti day trip planning site .

Cairo to Bawiti is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Bawiti

Historic Sites Parks Trails
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7
nights
Luxor

Luxor
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Medinet Habu and Temple of Karnak. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Temple of Horus at Edfu and Avenue of Sphinxes. Get out of town with these interesting Luxor side-trips: Kanais (in Edfu), Temple Khatkhor (in Dendera) and Qena (Temple of Hathor at Dendera & Dendera Temple Complex). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, steep yourself in history at Howard Carter House, delve into the distant past at Valley of the Nobles, and pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Luxor road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Bawiti to Luxor takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daytime highs in Luxor are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Edfu, Qena, Temple Khatkhor, Tombs of the Nobles
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Tomb of Ramses VI
Tomb of Ramses VI
Temple of Hathor at Dendera ©
Temple of Hathor at Dendera
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu

4
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Get some cultural insight at Temple of Kom Ombo and Philae Temple. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nubian Museum and Animalia. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of New Kalabsha, head off the coast to Elephantine Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of El-Tabia Mosque, and make a trip to Aswan Sculpture Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Aswan tour itinerary maker app .

Drive from Luxor to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) 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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Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum
Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo
Animalia ©
Animalia

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Abu Simbel trip app .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daytime highs in Abu Simbel are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 14th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon 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

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Seaworld Diving Center and El Qulan Mangrove Forest. Visit Marsa Shoona Bay and Gebel El Rosas for some beach relaxation. There's lots more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Elphinstone Reef, don't miss a visit to Shaab Marsa Alam, get engrossed in the history at Astronomy Center, and soak in style at Turkish baths.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Marsa Alam tour planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Abu Simbel to Marsa Alam takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Abu Simbel in March: highs in Marsa Alam hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Hurghada.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Seaworld Diving Center ©
Seaworld Diving Center
Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef
Marsa Shoona Bay ©
Marsa Shoona Bay

8
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.
Popular historic sites such as Mosque El Mina Masjid and Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Parasailing & Paragliding. On the 23rd (Sat), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Spend the 24th (Sun) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, tee off at Madinat Makadi Golf Resort, stroll through Omo Gamaar, and explore the gorgeous colors at Shaab Abu Ramada/The Aquarium.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hurghada trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Marsa Alam to Hurghada in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Speed Boats Tours

9
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.
Visit Coptic Orthodox Church and The Heavenly Cathedral for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ras Um Sid and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Next up on the itinerary: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, and browse the different shops at SOHO Square.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh journey planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. March in Sharm El Sheikh sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Shark Diving
Safaris
Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid

5
nights
Dahab

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 Three Pools. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Blue Lagoon, appreciate the history behind Wadi Zaghara, trot along with a tour on horseback, and take in the exciting artwork at WICKEDiCANDY.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dahab holiday planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Taba.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole

2
nights
Taba

Taba ©
Taba is a small Egyptian town near the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Coloured Canyon and then trek along Wishwashi Canyon. Here are some ideas for day two: play a few rounds at Taba Heights Golf Resort and then step into the grandiose world of Castle Zaman.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Taba trip maker .

Getting from Dahab to Taba by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dahab in April: high temperatures in Taba hover around 30°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Taba

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trip

Coloured Canyon
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Wishwashi Canyon ©
Wishwashi Canyon
Castle Zaman ©
Castle Zaman
Coloured Canyon ©
Coloured Canyon

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.
Get outdoors at Mount Sinai and The Cascades at Soma Bay. Step off the beaten path and head to St. Catherine's Monastery and Jackson Reef. Change things up with a short trip to Wadi Hammamat in Al Tur (about 58 minutes away). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios) and visit a coastal fixture at Daedalus Reef Lighthouse.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Saint Catherine trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by bus from Taba to Saint Catherine takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April in Saint Catherine, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Red Sea and Sinai, Wadi Hammamat
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St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai
Jackson Reef ©
Jackson Reef

5
nights
Alexandria

Alexandria ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte and El Shona Art Centre & Museums. Appreciate the collections at Bibliotheca Alexandrina and Mohamed El Masry Gallery. Change things up with a short trip to El Alamein War Cemetery in El Alamein (about 1h 55 min away). There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at St.Mina Monastery, view the masterpieces at Gallery Alex Creation, take an in-depth tour of El Kobba El Samaweya, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Monastery of St. Macarius.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Alexandria tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Saint Catherine to Alexandria by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Alexandria can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Cairo.

Things to do in Alexandria

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

El Alamein
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Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
El Alamein War Cemetery ©
El Alamein War Cemetery
Alexandria National Museum ©
Alexandria National Museum

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Cairo

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Pyramids of Giza and Mohamed Ali Mosque. Let the collections at Egyptian Antiquities Museum and Lenhert & Landrock capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Great Sphinx & Step Pyramid of Djoser). Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, steep yourself in history at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, view the masterpieces at Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre, and take a stroll through Old City (Coptic Cairo).

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cairo day trip app .

Traveling by bus from Alexandria to Cairo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Alexandria in April, expect nights in Cairo to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Giza, Thebes, Memphis Historical Site
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Old City (Coptic Cairo) ©
Old City (Coptic Cairo)
Step Pyramid of Djoser ©
Step Pyramid of Djoser

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