60 days in Egypt Itinerary

60 days in Egypt Itinerary

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60 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Cairo
1
Cairo
— 6 nights
2
Alexandria
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
3
Saint Catherine
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
4
Taba
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
5
Dahab
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Sharm El Sheikh
— 9 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
7
Hurghada
— 8 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Marsa Alam
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
9
Abu Simbel
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
10
Aswan
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Luxor
— 8 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
12
Bawiti
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
End: Cairo

6
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Pyramids of Giza and Egyptian Antiquities Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Safaris and Citadel (Al-Qalaa). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Solar Boat Museum, Step Pyramid of Djoser, & more). And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, explore the galleries of Townhouse Gallery, explore the ancient world of Bent Pyramid, and take a stroll through Old City (Coptic Cairo).

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cairo trip website .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Cairo. In March, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Giza, Step Pyramid of Djoser
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Step Pyramid of Djoser ©
Step Pyramid of Djoser
Coptic Cairo ©
Coptic Cairo

5
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte and El Alamein War Cemetery are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bibliotheca Alexandrina and St.Mina Monastery. There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at Mohamed El Masry Gallery, explore the ancient world of Pompey's Pillar, take an in-depth tour of El Kobba El Samaweya, and see the interesting displays at Royal Jewelry Museum.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Alexandria itinerary builder .

Take a bus from Cairo to Alexandria in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Cairo in March, plan for little chillier days in Alexandria, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Alexandria

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

El Alamein
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Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
El Alamein War Cemetery ©
El Alamein War Cemetery
Alexandria National Museum ©
Alexandria National Museum

3
nights
Saint Catherine

Saint Catherine ©
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.
St. Catherine's Monastery and St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios) will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Mount Sinai and Jackson Reef. Change things up with a short trip to Wadi Hammamat in Al Tur (about 58 minutes away). There's more to do: ponder the world of politics at The Cascades at Soma Bay and visit a coastal fixture at Daedalus Reef Lighthouse.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Catherine trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Alexandria to Saint Catherine by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Expect little chillier evenings in Saint Catherine when traveling from Alexandria in March, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Taba.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Red Sea and Sinai, Wadi Hammamat
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Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai
St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Jackson Reef ©
Jackson Reef

2
nights
Taba

Taba ©
Taba is a small Egyptian town near the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. On the 16th (Sat), stroll through Wishwashi Canyon and then step into the grandiose world of Castle Zaman. On the next day, tee off at Taba Heights Golf Resort.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Taba trip website .

Take a bus from Saint Catherine to Taba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. March in Taba sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Dahab.

Things to do in Taba

Outdoors Golf Parks
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Wishwashi Canyon ©
Wishwashi Canyon
Castle Zaman ©
Castle Zaman
Taba Heights Golf Resort ©
Taba Heights Golf Resort

5
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Explore hidden gems such as Coral Reefs and Three Pools. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Blue Lagoon, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, stop by Mahmoud's Massage & Beauty, and take in the exciting artwork at WICKEDiCANDY.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Dahab sightseeing planner .

Getting from Taba to Dahab by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Taba in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Dahab: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole

9
nights
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 outdoors at Ras Um Sid and Na'ama Bay. Get some historical perspective at Coptic Orthodox Church and Al Mustafa Mosque. And it doesn't end there: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, head outdoors with Bibo Viaggi, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and tour the depths of the sea with a submarine tour.

To find where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh trip planner .

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Sharm El Sheikh are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Shark Diving
Safaris
Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid

8
nights
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 in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Parasailing & Paragliding. For shopping fun, head to Senzo Mall or Super Naturals. On the 3rd (Wed), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Spend the 4th (Thu) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get outside with Kite Family El Gouna, see the vivid underwater world at Omo Gamaar, and explore by horseback at Hurghada Equestrian.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hurghada driving holiday planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Hurghada, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Speed Boats Tours

6
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seaworld Diving Center and Elphinstone Reef. Step out of the city life by going to Abu Dabbab Beach and Sharm El Luli. There's still lots to do: stroll through Marsa Shoona Bay, make a trip to Shaab Marsa Alam, enjoy the sand and surf at El Qulan Mangrove Forest, and head outdoors with Vivasub diving center.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Marsa Alam trip maker website .

Drive from Hurghada to Marsa Alam in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Hurghada in April, you will find days in Marsa Alam are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef
Seaworld Diving Center ©
Seaworld Diving Center
Marsa Shoona Bay ©
Marsa Shoona Bay

1
day
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Abu Simbel travel route planning site .

Getting from Marsa Alam to Abu Simbel by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Marsa Alam, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Abu Simbel, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough 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

4
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Escape the urban bustle at Agilkia Island and Kitchner's Island. Get a sense of the local culture at Temple of Kom Ombo and Philae Temple. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum, delve into the distant past at Qubbet el-Hawa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El-Tabia Mosque.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Aswan day trip planner.

Getting from Abu Simbel to Aswan by combination of flight and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 42°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Temple of Kom Ombo
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Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum
Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo
Animalia ©
Animalia

8
nights
Luxor

Luxor
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Medinet Habu and Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina). Do some cultural sightseeing at Temple of Karnak and Temple of Horus at Edfu. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Luxor: Qena (Temple of Hathor at Dendera & Dendera Temple Complex), Temple Khatkhor (in Dendera) and Kanais (in Edfu). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Valley of the Kings, appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenue of Sphinxes, take in the spiritual surroundings of Luxor Temple, and contemplate the long history of Howard Carter House.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Luxor trip planner.

Getting from Aswan to Luxor by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. April in Luxor sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bawiti.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Edfu, Dendera Temple Complex, Tombs of the Nobles, Dendera Temple Complex
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Tomb of Ramses VI
Tomb of Ramses VI
Dendera Temple Complex ©
Dendera Temple Complex
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu

1
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Bawiti

Bawiti ©
El-Bawiti is a town in the Western desert in Egypt. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Bahariya Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Oasis Heritage Museum, then explore the striking landscape at Cristal mountain, and finally admire all the interesting features of Gebel al Ingleez.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Bawiti travel planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Luxor to Bawiti in 6.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Bawiti

Parks Nature Museums
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Bahariya (Bahereya) Oasis ©
Bahariya (Bahereya) Oasis
Cristal mountain
Cristal mountain

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