60 days in Egypt Itinerary

60 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Cairo
— 6 nights
Drive
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Alexandria
— 5 nights
Fly to Sharm el-Sheikh, Taxi to Saint Catherine
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Saint Catherine
— 3 nights
Drive
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Taba
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dahab
— 5 nights
Drive
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 9 nights
Taxi to Sharm el-Sheikh, Fly to Hurghada
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Hurghada
— 8 nights
Drive
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Marsa Alam
— 6 nights
Taxi to Aswan, Fly to Abu Simbel
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Abu Simbel
— 1 day
Fly
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Aswan
— 4 nights
Drive
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Luxor
— 8 nights
Fly to Cairo, Taxi to Bawiti
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Cairo

— 6 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Pyramids of Giza. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Khan Al-Khalili and Townhouse Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara) and Giza (Musee de la Barque Solaire & Great Sphinx). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Coptic Cairo, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, and steep yourself in history at Mosque of Muhammad Ali.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cairo journey builder tool.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Cairo. In March, daily temperatures in Cairo can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 7:

Alexandria

— 5 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Bibliotheca Alexandrina and El Prince Serour. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Qaitbey and Ahmad Salem Mosque. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Alexandria: El Alamein (El Alamein War Cemetery & Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Alexandria National Museum, view the masterpieces at Bahgat Gallery, browse the exhibits of Gallery Alex Creation, and pause for some photo ops at St.Mina Monastery.

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Getting from Cairo to Alexandria by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in March, you will find days in Alexandria are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Alexandria

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 7 — 12:

Saint Catherine

— 3 nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at St. Catherine's Monastery and Mount Sinai. Step out of the city life by going to Jackson Reef and The Cascades at Soma Bay. Change things up with a short trip to Wadi Hammamat in Al Tur (about 2h 15 min away). There's more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Daedalus Reef Lighthouse and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios).

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Do a combination of flight and taxi from Alexandria to Saint Catherine in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Alexandria in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Saint Catherine, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Taba.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Golf

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 12 — 15:

Taba

— 2 nights
Taba is a small Egyptian town near the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Wishwashi Canyon and then explore the historical opulence of Castle Zaman. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): play a few rounds at Taba Heights Golf Resort.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Taba trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Saint Catherine to Taba in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Taba

Outdoors · Golf · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 17:

Dahab

— 5 nights
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 Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Blue Hole. There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at WICKEDiCANDY, get outside with Blue Lagoon, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and pause for some photo ops at Wadi Zaghara.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Dahab journey maker site.

Traveling by car from Taba to Dahab takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Dahab, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 22:

Sharm El Sheikh

— 9 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.
Shop till you drop at SOHO Square and St Catherine Shop. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Heavenly Cathedral and Al Mustafa Mosque. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Ras Um Sid, get outside with Outdoor Activities, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and tour the depths of the sea with a submarine tour.

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Drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°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 · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 22 — 31:

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 in touch with nature at Parasailing & Paragliding and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Popular historic sites such as Mosque El Mina Masjid and Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda are in your itinerary. Spend the 4th (Thu) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Next up on the itinerary: see the vivid underwater world at Carless Reef, tee off at Madinat Makadi Golf, head off the coast to Omo Gamaar, and head outdoors with Zone Multisports.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hurghada trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Hurghada when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in March, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 8:

Marsa Alam

— 6 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Marsa Shoona Bay and Gebel El Rosas. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seaworld Diving Center and Marsa Mubarak. There's much more to do: stroll through Elphinstone Reef, get outside with Vivasub diving center, don't miss a visit to Shaab Marsa Alam, and take an in-depth tour of Astronomy Center.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Marsa Alam road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Hurghada to Marsa Alam takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Marsa Alam can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 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 · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 14:

Abu Simbel

— 1 day
On the 15th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Abu Simbel trip maker.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Marsa Alam to Abu Simbel in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Marsa Alam in April, expect nights in Abu Simbel to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 40°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Aswan.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 15:
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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 Temple of Kom Ombo and Unfinished Obelisk. Appreciate the collections at Nubian Museum and Animalia. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Nubian Village, explore the ancient world of New Kalabsha, take in the spiritual surroundings of El-Tabia Mosque, and make a trip to Philae Temple.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Aswan route planning site.

Fly from Abu Simbel to Aswan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daytime highs in Aswan are 42°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 15 — 19:

Luxor

— 8 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Karnak Open Air Museum and Caravanserai will appeal to museum buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Temple of Horus and Dendera Temple Complex. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Luxor: Kanais (in Edfu) and Tombs of the Nobles (in Al Asasif). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Medinet Habu, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, appreciate the history behind Tomb of Queen Nefertari, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenue of Sphinxes.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Luxor online trip maker.

You can drive from Aswan to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. April in Luxor sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bawiti.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 19 — 27:

Bawiti

— 1 night
El-Bawiti is a town in the Western desert in Egypt. On the 28th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Cristal Mountain.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bawiti journey planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Luxor to Bawiti in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Bawiti

Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 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.