60 days in Egypt Itinerary

60 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Abu Simbel
— Few hours
2
Aswan
— 4 nights
3
Luxor
— 8 nights
4
Qena
— 1 night
5
Marsa Alam
— 7 nights
6
Hurghada
— 8 nights
7
Sharm El Sheikh
— 8 nights
8
Dahab
— 6 nights
9
Alexandria
— 6 nights
10
Mersa Matruh
— 1 night
11
Cairo
— 9 nights

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Abu Simbel

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. 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
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

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Aswan

Aswan ©
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 El-Tabia Mosque. 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, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, 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 · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Temple of Kom Ombo
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo
Animalia ©
Animalia

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Luxor

Luxor ©
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 Imhotep Alabaster Luxor. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Temple of Karnak and Luxor Temple. Explore Luxor's surroundings by going to Edfu (Gibel Silsila, Temple of Horus, &more). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, delve into the distant past at Tomb of Ramses VI, take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu, and take in the exciting artwork at Abdin Art Gallery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Luxor road trip website.

You can drive from Aswan to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Another option is to 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) so you can drive to Qena.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Edfu
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

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Qena

Qena
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

Dendera Temple Complex
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Dendera Temple Complex
Dendera Temple Complex

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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 Sharm El Luli and Gebel El Rosas. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Marsa Mubarak and Marsa Shoona Bay. There's much more to do: meet some fierce fish with Seaworld Diving Center, see the vivid underwater world at Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef, make a trip to Shaab Marsa Alam, and stroll through Sataya Reef.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Marsa Alam trip planning tool.

Drive from Qena to Marsa Alam in 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, you will find days in Marsa Alam are a bit cooler (41°C), and nights are about the same (32°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Hurghada.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Seaworld Diving Center ©
Seaworld Diving Center
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak

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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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Swim with Dolphins. There's still lots to do: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, step off the mainland to explore Omo Gamaar, examine the collection at Selkhet Papyrus, and slough off your stress at Turkish baths.

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 fly; or 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

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Na'ama Bay and King Tut Museum. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at SOHO Square, see the top attractions with Bibo Viaggi, look for gifts at Secret Of Egypt, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh trip maker website.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. July in Sharm El Sheikh sees daily highs of 44°C and lows of 34°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Mangrove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Dahab

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 Blue Hole. Get a sense of the local culture at St. Catherine's Monastery and St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dahab: Salah El-Din Castle (in Taba) and Mount Sinai (in Saint Catherine). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ras Mohommed National Park, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stroll through Coral Reefs, and appreciate the history behind Wadi Zaghara.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dahab trip planner.

You can drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Dahab sees daily highs of 45°C and lows of 35°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Red Sea and Sinai, Saint Catherine, Salah El-Din Castle, Ras Mohommed National Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Salah El-Din Castle
Salah El-Din Castle

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pompey's Pillar and Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bibliotheca Alexandrina and El Prince Serour. 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). There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Gallery Alex Creation, explore the galleries of Bahgat Gallery, get engrossed in the history at El Kobba El Samaweya, and contemplate the long history of Fort Qaitbey.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Alexandria trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Dahab to Alexandria in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder 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 take a bus to Mersa Matruh.

Things to do in Alexandria

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

El Alamein, Dahab reef
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Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte ©
Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte

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Mersa Matruh

Mersa Matruh ©
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 bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; 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

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Almaza Bay ©
Almaza Bay
Marsa Matruh ©
Marsa Matruh

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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.
Head to Khan Al-Khalili and Townhouse Galleryfor some retail therapy. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Coptic Cairo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza, Great Sphinx, &more) and Saqqara (Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids & Step Pyramid of Djoser). Spend the 29th (Thu) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Islamic Cairo, head off the coast to Zamalek (Gezira Island), take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), and contemplate the long history of Mosque of Muhammad Ali.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cairo trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Mersa Matruh to Cairo in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Mersa Matruh in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cairo: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

Giza, Saqqara, Memphis Historical Site
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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

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