60 days in Egypt Itinerary

60 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Start: Cairo
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Abu Simbel
— Few hours
Fly:  1 h 15 min
2
Aswan
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Luxor
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Qena
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
5
Marsa Alam
— 7 nights
Drive:  4 h
6
Hurghada
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Sharm El Sheikh
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Dahab
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
9
Alexandria
— 6 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
10
Mersa Matruh
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
11
Cairo
— 9 nights
End: Cairo

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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 El-Tabia Mosque. Do some cultural sightseeing at Animalia and Temple of Kom Ombo. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Elephantine Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, delve into the distant past at New Kalabsha, 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 Abdin Art Gallery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Temple of Karnak and Medinet Habu. 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, explore the ancient world of Tomb of Ramses VI, appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple, and make a trip to Tomb of Queen Nefertari.

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

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 and then stop by Kome el dabie Ancient Ferka textiles workshop.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Qena road trip planner.

You can 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Qena

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dendera Temple Complex
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Dendera Temple Complex
Dendera Temple Complex

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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 Sataya Reef. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Marsa Mubarak and Hankorab Beach. 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
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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. Head to Senzo Mall and Sultan Center Shopfor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, soak in style at Turkish baths, and take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hurghada trip maker tool.

Getting from Marsa Alam to Hurghada by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Marsa Alam in July, you will find days in Hurghada are a bit warmer (45°C), and nights are about the same (33°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car 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 Al Mustafa Mosque. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. 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 relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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

Drive from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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
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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 Ras Mohommed National Park. 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). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stop by Mahmoud's Massage & Beauty, explore the striking landscape at Blue Hole, and see the vivid underwater world at Coral Reefs.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dahab trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Dahab sees daily highs of 45°C and lows of 35°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can 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.
Bibliotheca Alexandrina and Images Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Shop till you drop at El Prince Serour and Gallery Alex Creation. Explore Alexandria's surroundings by going to Dahab reef (in Kawm ad Dahab) and El Alamein (El Alamein World War II Military Museum, El Alamein War Cemetery, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at Mohamed El Masry Gallery, explore the wide array of goods at Carrefour City Center, explore the galleries of Bahgat Gallery, and get to know the fascinating history of The Monastery of St. Macarius.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Alexandria trip planner.

Fly from Dahab to Alexandria in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, Alexandria is little chillier than Dahab - with highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow 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, thenlook 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

Parks Outdoors 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 Oum El Dounia 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) and Step Pyramid of Djoser (in Saqqara). Spend the 29th (Thu) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, look for gifts at Yadawee Egyptian Handicrafts, stroll through Zamalek (Gezira Island), and admire the masterpieces at The Coptic Museum.

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 bus; or take a train. 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

Side Trips

Giza, Memphis Historical Site, Step Pyramid of Djoser
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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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