60 days in Egypt Itinerary

60 days in Egypt Itinerary

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1
Abu Simbel
— Few hours
2
Aswan
— 4 nights
3
Edfu
— 1 night
4
Luxor
— 7 nights
5
Qena
— 1 night
6
Marsa Alam
— 6 nights
7
El Quseir
— 2 nights
8
Hurghada
— 8 nights
9
Sharm El Sheikh
— 8 nights
10
Dahab
— 5 nights
11
Saint Catherine
— 2 nights
12
Alexandria
— 6 nights
13
Cairo
— 9 nights

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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.

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Cairo to Abu Simbel is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. 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 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.
You'll explore and learn at Animalia and Nubian Museum. Philae Temple and Monastery of St. Simeon 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 New Kalabsha, 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

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. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Gibel Silsila, then visit 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
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Temple of Horus ©
Temple of Horus
Kanais ©
Kanais
Gibel Silsila
Gibel Silsila

7
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Luxor

Luxor ©
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 Temple. You'll explore and learn at Luxor Museum and Caravanserai. 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, delve into the distant past at Tomb of Amonherkhopeshef, stop by Habiba hand Weaving, and appreciate the history behind Colossi of Memnon.

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

Side Trip

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. 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

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

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Marsa Mubarak and El Qulan Mangrove Forest. 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 Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai 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
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Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Seaworld Diving Center ©
Seaworld Diving Center
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak

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El Quseir

On the 21st (Thu), examine the collection at El Quseir Fort, then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque Shaykh Al-Farran.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the El Quseir day trip planning app.

You can drive from Marsa Alam to El Quseir in 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 22nd (Fri), you're off to Hurghada.

Things to do in El Quseir

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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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.
Visiting Parasailing & Paragliding and El Gouna Golf Club will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to El-Mallah in Safaga (about 1 hour away). Spend the 23rd (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 24th (Sun) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at Senzo Mall, play a few rounds at Madinat Makadi Golf, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and head off the coast to Mahmya Island.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Hurghada trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from El Quseir to Hurghada in 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows 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

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.
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, see the top attractions with Bibo Viaggi, discover the deep blue sea with Only One Apnea Center, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mangrove Beach.

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: drive; or ride a ferry. 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

Side Trip

Mangrove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
nights
Dahab

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 fascinating underground world of Blue Hole, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, 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

Side Trips

Taba, Ain Khudra
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Salah El-Din Castle
Salah El-Din Castle
Safaris

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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.
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

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.
For shopping fun, head to El Prince Serour or Bahgat Gallery. Get a sense of the local culture at Fort Qaitbey and Mohamed El Masry Gallery. 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 visit ElMadina Arts.

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 take a bus. 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

Side Trip

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

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Zamalek (Gezira Island) and Egypt Travel Gate. Get some cultural insight at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Coptic Cairo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Saqqara (Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids & Step Pyramid of Djoser) and Giza (Giza Plateau, Pyramids of Giza, &more). Spend the 27th (Sat) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), look for gifts at Nomad (Cairo Marriott Hotel Branch), and explore the ancient world of Memphis Historical Site.

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Traveling by car from Alexandria to Cairo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. 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). 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, Saqqara, Thebes, Memphis Historical Site
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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

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