60 days in Egypt Itinerary

60 days in Egypt Itinerary

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60 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Abu Simbel
— Few hours
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
2
Aswan
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Edfu
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Luxor
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Qena
— 1 night
6
Marsa Alam
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
El Quseir
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Hurghada
— 8 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
9
Sharm El Sheikh
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Dahab
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Saint Catherine
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
12
Alexandria
— 6 nights
13
Cairo
— 9 nights
End: Cairo

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Abu Simbel

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

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Abu Simbel trip maker .

Cairo to Abu Simbel is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Cairo in March, you will find days in Abu Simbel are somewhat warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Philae Temple and Nubian Village. Appreciate the collections at Animalia and Nubian Museum. Step out of Aswan to go to Kom Ombo and see Temple of Kom Ombo, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at New Kalabsha, make a trip to Aswan Sculpture Park, steep yourself in history at Unfinished Obelisk, and take in the spiritual surroundings of El-Tabia Mosque.

For reviews and more tourist information, read Aswan day trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Abu Simbel to Aswan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. March in Aswan sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Edfu.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Temple of Kom Ombo
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo
Animalia ©
Animalia

1
night
Edfu

Edfu ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Gibel Silsila, delve into the distant past at Kanais, and then delve into the distant past at Temple of Horus at Edfu.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Edfu journey tool .

You can take a train from Aswan to Edfu in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. March in Edfu sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Luxor.

Things to do in Edfu

Historic Sites
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Temple of Horus at Edfu ©
Temple of Horus at Edfu
Kanais ©
Kanais
Edfu Sound and Light Show ©
Edfu Sound and Light Show

7
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Visiting POW - Pop up Walks Luxor and Balloon Rides will get you outdoors. You'll explore and learn at Luxor Museum and Karnak Open Air Museum. Take a break from Luxor with a short trip to Tombs of the Nobles in Al Asasif, about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Queens, appreciate the history behind Tomb of Queen Nefertari, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu.

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You can take a train from Edfu to Luxor in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In March, daytime highs in Luxor are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Qena.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Valley of the Queens, Tombs of the Nobles
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

1
night
Qena

Qena ©
Qena is a city in Upper Egypt, and the capital of the Qena Governorate. On the 14th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Dendera Temple Complex, explore the ancient world of Temple Khatkhor, delve into the distant past at Temple of Hathor at Dendera, then look for gifts at Kome el dabie Ancient Ferka textiles workshop, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sidi Abd Er-Rahim Mosque.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Qena itinerary planner.

Drive from Luxor to Qena in 1.5 hours. March in Qena sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Qena

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Dendera Temple Complex
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Dendera Temple Complex ©
Dendera Temple Complex
Dendera Temple Complex ©
Dendera Temple Complex
Sidi Abd Er-Rahim Mosque ©
Sidi Abd Er-Rahim Mosque

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.
Visit Sharm El Luli and Marsa Mubarak for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Seaworld Diving Center and Sataya Reef. There's still lots to do: soak in style at Turkish baths, take an in-depth tour of Astronomy Center, see the vivid underwater world at Elphinstone Reef, and stroll through El Qulan Mangrove Forest.

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Getting from Qena to Marsa Alam by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to El Quseir.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Seaworld Diving Center ©
Seaworld Diving Center
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak

2
nights
El Quseir

Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): see the interesting displays at El Quseir Fort, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque Shaykh Al-Farran.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the El Quseir visit planner.

You can drive from Marsa Alam to El Quseir in 2.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in El Quseir are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. You will leave for Hurghada on the 22nd (Fri).

Things to do in El Quseir

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Speed Boats Tours
El Quseir Fort ©
El Quseir Fort

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.
Shop till you drop at Senzo Mall and Sultan Center Shop. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Madinat Makadi Golf Resort. 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. On the 30th (Sat), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. The adventure continues: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina, look for all kinds of wild species at Hurghada Equestrian, and get outside with Zone Multisports.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hurghada road trip planner.

You can drive from El Quseir to Hurghada in 2 hours. March in Hurghada sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

El-Mallah
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins

8
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Coptic Orthodox Church and Al Mustafa Mosque. Shop till you drop at Na'ama Bay and Secret Of Egypt. Spend the 1st (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at SOHO Square, enjoy the sand and surf at Shark's Bay Beach, stroll through Mangrove Beach, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh online journey planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or drive. March in Sharm El Sheikh sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. 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
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square

5
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Blue Hole will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Salah El-Din Castle and Ain Khudra. Change things up with these side-trips from Dahab: Taba (Castle Zaman & Taba Heights Golf Resort). And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stop by Mahmoud's Massage & Beauty, see the vivid underwater world at Coral Reefs, and head outdoors with Blue Lagoon.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Dahab road trip site .

Traveling by car from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab takes 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 your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Taba, Ain Khudra
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Salah El-Din Castle
Salah El-Din Castle
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): contemplate the long history of St. Catherine's Monastery, see the vivid underwater world at Jackson Reef, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios), and finally get a sense of history and 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 gorgeous colors at Ras Mohommed National Park.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Saint Catherine trip maker website .

Drive from Dahab to Saint Catherine in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Dahab in April, with highs in Saint Catherine at 28°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Red Sea and Sinai, Ras Mohommed National Park
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Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai
St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Ras Mohommed National Park ©
Ras Mohommed National Park

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Bibliotheca Alexandrina and Fort Qaitbey. Museum-lovers will appreciate El Kobba El Samaweya and Bahgat Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Alexandria: El Alamein (El Alamein War Museum & Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of The Monastery of St. Macarius, view the masterpieces at El Prince Serour, take a stroll through ElMadina Arts, and browse the exhibits of Gallery Alex Creation.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Alexandria trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Saint Catherine to Alexandria in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Cairo.

Things to do in Alexandria

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

El Alamein
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Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte ©
Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte

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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.
Visit Pyramids of Giza and Old City (Coptic Cairo) for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Egyptian Antiquities Museum and Islamic Cairo. Venture out of the city with trips to Giza (Step Pyramid of Djoser, Solar Boat Museum, & more). Spend the 27th (Sat) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, wander the streets of Citadel (Al-Qalaa), delve into the distant past at Bent Pyramid, and explore the world behind art at The Coptic Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairo attractions planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Alexandria to Cairo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Alexandria in April, you will find days in Cairo are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trips

Giza, Thebes, Memphis Historical Site, Step Pyramid of Djoser
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Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

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