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
Train
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Edfu
— 1 night
Train
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Luxor
— 7 nights
Drive
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Qena
— 1 night
Drive
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Marsa Alam
— 6 nights
Drive
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El Quseir
— 2 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
— 5 nights
Drive
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Saint Catherine
— 2 nights
Taxi to Sharm el-Sheikh, Fly to Alexandria
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Alexandria
— 6 nights
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Cairo
— 9 nights

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Abu Simbel

Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

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Cairo to Abu Simbel is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cairo in March: highs in Abu Simbel hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Aswan.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 2:
Highlights from your trip

Aswan

— 4 nights
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
You'll explore and learn at Animalia and Nubian Museum. Philae Temple and Qubbet el-Hawa are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Aswan to Kom Ombo to see Temple of Kom Ombo about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Nubian Village, delve into the distant past at Unfinished Obelisk, hunt for treasures at Aswan Market, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El-Tabia Mosque.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Aswan trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Abu Simbel to Aswan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in March, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Edfu.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 5:

Edfu

— 1 night
Edfu is an Egyptian city, located on the west bank of the Nile River between Esna and Aswan, with a population of approximately sixty thousand people. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Gibel Silsila, then attend a local event at Edfu Sound and Light Show, then delve into the distant past at Kanais, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Horus.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Edfu travel planning tool.

You can take a train from Aswan to Edfu in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Aswan in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Edfu. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Luxor.

Things to do in Edfu

Historic Sites · Events
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 6:

Luxor

— 7 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Temple of Karnak and Luxor Museum. You'll explore and learn at Caravanserai and Karnak Open Air Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Tombs of the Nobles in Al Asasif (about 40 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, stop by Habiba hand Weaving, delve into the distant past at Tomb of Sennedjem, and appreciate the history behind Tomb of Queen Nefertari.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Luxor online trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Edfu to Luxor in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In March in Luxor, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Qena.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 6 — 13:

Qena

— 1 night
Qena is a city in Upper Egypt, and the capital of the Qena Governorate. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Dendera Temple Complex and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sidi Abd Er-Rahim Mosque.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Qena trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Luxor to Qena in 2 hours. In March in Qena, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Qena

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 13 — 14:

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Marsa Mubarak and Sataya Reef. We've included these beaches for you: Sharm El Luli and Gebel El Rosas. And it doesn't end there: get active on the water at Seaworld Diving Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elphinstone Reef, get outside with Abu Dabbab Beach, and slough off your stress at Turkish baths.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read 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. When traveling from Qena in March, plan for slightly colder days in Marsa Alam, with highs around 30°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to El Quseir.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 20:

El Quseir

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): examine the collection at El Quseir Fort and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque Shaykh Al-Farran.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the El Quseir road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Marsa Alam to El Quseir takes 2.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in El Quseir are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in El Quseir

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 22:
Highlights from your trip

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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Madinat Makadi Golf will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to El-Mallah in Safaga (about 1h 10 min away). Spend the 24th (Sun) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, play a few rounds at El Gouna Golf Club, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hurghada online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from El Quseir to Hurghada takes 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Hurghada can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 22 — 30:

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.
Relax by the water at Na'ama Bay and Shark's Bay Beach. Visit The Heavenly Cathedral and Al Mustafa Mosque for their historical value. Spend the 1st (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ras Um Sid, hunt for treasures at Old Market, and stop by Secret Of Egypt.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 7:

Dahab

— 5 nights
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Salah El-Din Castle and WICKEDiCANDY. Visit Ain Khudra and Castle Zaman for their historical value. When in Dahab, make a side trip to see Taba Heights Golf Resort in Taba, approximately Taba away. Spend the 8th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Blue Hole, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and head outdoors with Blue Lagoon.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Dahab driving holiday planner.

Drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 7 — 12:

Saint Catherine

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Catherine's Monastery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jackson Reef, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios), and finally ponder the world of politics at The Cascades at Soma Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Sinai and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ras Mohommed National Park.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Saint Catherine day trip site.

Drive from Dahab to Saint Catherine in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Dahab in April, things will get a bit cooler in Saint Catherine: highs are around 28°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 12 — 14:

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.
For shopping fun, head to El Prince Serour or Bahgat Gallery. Get a sense of the local culture at Fort Qaitbey and ElMadina Arts. Venture out of the city with trips to El Alamein (El Alamein World War II Military Museum & Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, take in nature's colorful creations at Montazah Gardens, take an in-depth tour of El Kobba El Samaweya, and browse the exhibits of Mohamed El Masry Gallery.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Alexandria trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Saint Catherine to Alexandria takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Saint Catherine in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Alexandria, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cairo.

Things to do in Alexandria

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 14 — 20:

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nile River and Egypt Travel Gate. Get some cultural insight at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Islamic Cairo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara) and Giza (Giza Plateau, Pyramids of Giza, &more). Spend the 27th (Sat) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Coptic Cairo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Muhammad Ali, contemplate the long history of Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, and view the masterpieces at Townhouse Gallery.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cairo day trip planner.

You can drive from Alexandria to Cairo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Alexandria in April, you will find days in Cairo are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 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.