60 days in Egypt Itinerary

60 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt travel planner

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Abu Simbel
Fly
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Aswan
— 4 nights
Drive
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Luxor
— 8 nights
Drive
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Qena
— 1 night
Drive
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Marsa Alam
— 7 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
— 8 nights
Drive
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Dahab
— 6 nights
Fly
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Alexandria
— 6 nights
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Mersa Matruh
— 1 night
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Cairo
— 9 nights

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Abu Simbel

On the 1st (Mon), explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Abu Simbel online attractions planner.

Cairo to Abu Simbel is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. While traveling from Cairo, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Abu Simbel, ranging from highs of 47°C to lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 2:
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Aswan

— 4 nights
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Philae Temple and Nubian Village. Do some cultural sightseeing at Animalia and Unfinished Obelisk. Step out of Aswan with an excursion to Temple of Kom Ombo in Kom Ombo--about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Elephantine Island, delve into the distant past at New Kalabsha, hunt for treasures at Aswan Market, and get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Aswan online road trip planner.

You can fly from Abu Simbel to Aswan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 49°C in July, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 5:

Luxor

— 8 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Do your shopping at Caravanserai and Abdin Art Gallery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Temple of Karnak and Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. Explore Luxor's surroundings by going to Edfu (Gibel Silsila, Temple of Horus, &more). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenue of Sphinxes, appreciate the history behind Colossi of Memnon, and get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Luxor journey planning site.

Getting from Aswan to Luxor by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In July, daytime highs in Luxor are 48°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Qena.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 13:

Qena

— 1 night
Qena is a city in Upper Egypt, and the capital of the Qena Governorate. On the 14th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Dendera Temple Complex.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Qena trip planner.

Drive from Luxor to Qena in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Qena can reach 48°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Qena

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Sharm El Luli and Sataya Reef. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Marsa Mubarak and Marsa Shoona Bay. There's lots more to do: have unforgettable encounters with Seaworld Diving Center, don't miss a visit to Shaab Marsa Alam, soak in style at Turkish baths, and stroll through Gebel El Rosas.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Marsa Alam trip planner.

Traveling by car from Qena to Marsa Alam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Qena in July, expect nights in Marsa Alam to be about the same, around 32°C, while days are little chillier, around 41°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hurghada.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 21:

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 outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Mahmya Island. Spend the 23rd (Tue) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, browse the different shops at Senzo Mall, take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina, and zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hurghada holiday planner.

Drive from Marsa Alam to Hurghada in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Marsa Alam in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Hurghada: temperatures range from 45°C by day to 33°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 29:

Sharm El Sheikh

— 8 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.
Get some cultural insight at Na'ama Bay and Al Mustafa Mosque. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Ras Um Sid. And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at SOHO Square, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, look for gifts at Secret Of Egypt, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh travel route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or ride a ferry. July in Sharm El Sheikh sees daily highs of 44°C and lows of 34°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 6:

Dahab

— 6 nights
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Jackson Reef. Get a sense of the local culture at St. Catherine's Monastery and Salah El-Din Castle. Step out of Dahab with an excursion to Mount Sinai in Saint Catherine--about 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Hole, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see the vivid underwater world at Ras Mohommed National Park, and browse the exhibits of WICKEDiCANDY.

Make your Dahab itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Dahab sees daily highs of 45°C and lows of 35°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 12:

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort Qaitbey and Pompey's Pillar. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bibliotheca Alexandrina and Gallery Alex Creation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alexandria: El Alamein (El Alamein World War II Military Museum, El Alamein War Cemetery, &more) and Dahab reef (in Kawm ad Dahab). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Royal Jewelry Museum, browse the exhibits of Images Gallery, view the masterpieces at El Prince Serour, and delve into the distant past at Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Alexandria planning tool.

Fly from Dahab to Alexandria in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Dahab in August; daily highs in Alexandria reach 37°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mersa Matruh.

Things to do in Alexandria

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 19:

Mersa Matruh

— 1 night
Mersa Matruh is a seaport in Egypt, the capital of the Matrouh Governorate. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take a stroll around Marsa Matruh, then look for gifts at Souq Libya, and then kick back and relax at Almaza Bay.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mersa Matruh day trip planning tool.

Getting from Alexandria to Mersa Matruh by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cairo.

Things to do in Mersa Matruh

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:
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Cairo

— 9 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.
Head to Khan Al-Khalili and Oum El Dounia Galleryfor some retail therapy. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Islamic Cairo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Saqqara (Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids & Step Pyramid of Djoser) and Giza (Pyramids of Giza, Great Sphinx, &more). Spend the 29th (Thu) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Coptic Cairo, head off the coast to Zamalek (Gezira Island), see some colorful creatures with Egypt Travel Gate, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Muhammad Ali.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Cairo trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Mersa Matruh to Cairo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Mersa Matruh in August, expect nights in Cairo to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 41°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 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.