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
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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 fly 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 Unfinished Obelisk. Do some cultural sightseeing at Animalia and Nubian Village. 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 · Parks · Nature

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 Imhotep Alabaster Luxor. 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 Seaworld Diving Center. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Marsa Mubarak and Marsa Shoona Bay. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Gebel El Rosas, don't miss a visit to Shaab Marsa Alam, explore the gorgeous colors at Sataya Reef, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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 Parasailing & Paragliding. Spend the 23rd (Tue) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at Senzo Mall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Carless Reef, step off the mainland to explore Mahmya Island, and examine the collection at Selkhet Papyrus.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hurghada trip builder site.

You can drive from Marsa Alam to Hurghada in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Marsa Alam in July, expect nights in Hurghada to be about the same, around 33°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 45°C. Finish 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 King Tut Museum. 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 ride a ferry; or drive. 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 Ras Mohommed National Park. Get a sense of the local culture at St. Catherine's Monastery and Mount Sinai. Step out of Dahab with an excursion to Salah El-Din Castle in Taba--about 2h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Hole, explore the gorgeous colors at Jackson Reef, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and stroll through 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 catch the flight 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 Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bibliotheca Alexandrina and Royal Jewelry Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alexandria: Dahab reef (in Kawm ad Dahab) and El Alamein (El Alamein World War II Military Museum & El Alamein War Cemetery). And it doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Images Gallery, explore the galleries of Mohamed El Masry Gallery, appreciate the history behind Pompey's Pillar, and explore the wide array of goods at Carrefour City Center.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Alexandria trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Dahab to Alexandria by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dahab in August: high temperatures in Alexandria hover around 37°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Mersa Matruh.

Things to do in Alexandria

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · 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 · Outdoors · Beaches · 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 Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centrefor some retail therapy. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Pyramids of Giza. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara) and Giza (Great Sphinx & Giza Plateau). Spend the 29th (Thu) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Coptic Cairo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Muhammad Ali, admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), and admire the masterpieces at The Coptic Museum.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairo online trip planner.

You can drive from Mersa Matruh to Cairo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Mersa Matruh in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cairo: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 30°C at night. 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.