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 Borg El Arab
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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 · Parks · Nature
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 Le Scarabe Papyrus Museum. Explore Luxor's surroundings by going to Dendera Temple Complex (in Dendera), Edfu (Kanais & Temple of Horus) and Tombs of the Nobles (in Al Asasif). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, steep yourself in history at Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina), appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenue of Sphinxes, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Luxor holiday tool.

Getting from Bawiti to Luxor by combination of taxi and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: 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 Animalia. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum, 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 travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · 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 Marsa Shoona Bay. Visiting Elphinstone Reef and Abu Dabbab Beach will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Gebel El Rosas, identify plant and animal life at El Qulan Mangrove Forest, get engrossed in the history at Astronomy Center, and kick back and relax at Marsa Mubarak.

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 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 Selkhet Papyrus. Visiting Parasailing & Paragliding and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. Spend the 24th (Sun) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. 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 Mangrove Beach. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral, stroll through Ras Um Sid, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and tour the depths of the sea with a submarine tour.

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: drive; or ride a ferry. 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 Coral Reefs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Three Pools. There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at WICKEDiCANDY, get outside with Blue Lagoon, take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Hole, and pause for some photo ops at Wadi Zaghara.

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Traveling by car from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Dahab are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough 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 Mount Sinai for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wadi Hammamat and Daedalus Reef Lighthouse. There's still lots to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Jackson Reef, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios), 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 · Outdoors

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 Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte. Step out of Alexandria to go to El Alamein and see El Alamein War Cemetery, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at Gallery Alex Creation, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St.Mina Monastery, explore the world behind art at El Shona Art Centre & Museums, and browse the exhibits of Mohamed El Masry Gallery.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Alexandria trip itinerary builder tool.

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. 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 Mosque of Muhammad Ali and Pyramids of Giza. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Step Pyramid of Djoser and Coptic Cairo. Venture out of the city with trips to Great Sphinx (in Giza) and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), steep yourself in history at Cairo Citadel, and explore the galleries of Townhouse Gallery.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cairo day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Alexandria to Cairo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Alexandria in April, you will find days in Cairo are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for 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.