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 Borg El Arab
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Alexandria
— 6 nights
Drive
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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 travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 2:
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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. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Monastery of St. Simeon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El-Tabia Mosque, and step off the mainland to explore Elephantine Island.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Aswan trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Abu Simbel to Aswan in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In March, daytime highs in Aswan are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Edfu.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

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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 Le Scarabe Papyrus 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, delve into the distant past at Avenue of Sphinxes, appreciate the history behind Colossi of Memnon, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Luxor Temple.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Luxor online tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Edfu to Luxor in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Qena.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

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 Gebel El Rosas. We've included these beaches for you: Sharm El Luli and Marsa Shoona Bay. 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
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

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 22:

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 Parasailing & Paragliding and Madinat Makadi Golf 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. The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Senzo Mall, tee off at El Gouna Golf Club, go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina, and stroll through Hurghada Equestrian.

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. Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square, catch all the local highlights with Bibo Viaggi, discover the deep blue sea with Only One Apnea Center, and stop by Secret Of Egypt.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. In March, daily temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive 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 Castle Zaman. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dahab: Ain Khudra (in Nuweiba) and Taba Heights Golf Resort (in Taba). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Hole, explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Reefs, 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 · 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 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 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 Zamalek (Gezira Island). Get some cultural insight at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Pyramids of Giza. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Saqqara (Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids & Step Pyramid of Djoser) and Giza (Giza Plateau, Musee de la Barque Solaire, &more). Spend the 27th (Sat) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, explore the ancient world of Thebes, take a stroll through Islamic Cairo, and explore the galleries of 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 · Neighborhoods · Tours · 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.