60 days in Egypt Itinerary

60 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt holiday maker

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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 Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids and Pyramids of Giza. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Khan Al-Khalili and Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch. Venture out of the city with trips to Giza (Musee de la Barque Solaire & Great Sphinx). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Muhammad Ali, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), and wander the streets of Islamic Cairo.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip app.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Cairo. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in March, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough 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 Bahgat Gallery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Qaitbey and Pompey's Pillar. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Alexandria: El Alamein (El Alamein War Cemetery & Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte). The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Mohamed El Masry Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St.Mina Monastery, admire the masterpieces at El Shona Art Centre & Museums, and view the masterpieces at El Prince Serour.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Alexandria road trip planning app.

You can drive from Cairo to Alexandria in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in March, expect nights in Alexandria to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Finish 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

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 Wadi Hammamat. Step out of the city life by going to Mount Sinai and The Cascades at Soma Bay. There's much more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Jackson Reef, enjoy the sea views from Daedalus Reef Lighthouse, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios).

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Saint Catherine sightseeing planner.

Getting from Alexandria to Saint Catherine by combination of flight and taxi takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Alexandria in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Saint Catherine, with lows of 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 · Nature

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 · Trails · Parks
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 WICKEDiCANDY. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Blue Lagoon. There's still lots to do: push the limits with an extreme tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Hole, appreciate the history behind Wadi Zaghara, and head outdoors with Three Pools.

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 Na'ama Bay and SOHO Square. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Heavenly Cathedral and Al Mustafa Mosque. There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, catch all the local highlights with Bibo Viaggi, join the crowd at Ghibli Raceway, and head outdoors with Only One Apnea Center.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh holiday site.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 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 Swim with Dolphins. Popular historic sites such as Mosque El Mina Masjid and Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda are in your itinerary. Spend the 2nd (Tue) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. The adventure continues: see the vivid underwater world at Carless Reef, explore the world behind art at Sand City, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and stroll through Omo Gamaar.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hurghada trip maker tool.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Hurghada when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in March, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can 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 El Qulan Mangrove Forest. There's much more to do: stroll through Elphinstone Reef, make a trip to Shaab Marsa Alam, head outdoors with Vivasub diving center, 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:
Highlights from your trip

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 Qubbet el-Hawa. Appreciate the collections at Nubian Museum and Animalia. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Nubian Village, explore the ancient world of New Kalabsha, head off the coast to Elephantine Island, and take in the spiritual surroundings of El-Tabia Mosque.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Aswan day trip planner.

You can fly from Abu Simbel to Aswan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. April in Aswan sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · 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.
Luxor Museum and Karnak Open Air Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Temple of Horus and Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Luxor: Tombs of the Nobles (in Al Asasif), Kanais (in Edfu) and Dendera Temple Complex (in Dendera). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Tomb of Queen Nefertari, delve into the distant past at Tomb of Ramses III, contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak, and stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Luxor vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Aswan to Luxor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daytime highs in Luxor are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. 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

Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 29:

Egypt travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Safaris
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.