60 days in Egypt Itinerary

60 days in Egypt Itinerary

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60 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Cairo
1
Cairo
— 7 nights
2
Alexandria
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
3
Saint Catherine
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
4
Taba
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
5
Dahab
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Sharm El Sheikh
— 8 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
7
Hurghada
— 8 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Marsa Alam
— 7 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
9
Abu Simbel
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
10
Aswan
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Luxor
— 9 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Cairo

7
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old City (Coptic Cairo) and Pyramids of Giza. You'll explore and learn at Egyptian Antiquities Museum and Egypt Travel Gate Day Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Giza (Great Sphinx & Step Pyramid of Djoser). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Islamic Cairo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mohamed Ali Mosque, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, and admire the masterpieces at The Coptic Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cairo driving holiday planning app .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Cairo. March in Cairo sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

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

6
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.
Head to Mohamed El Masry Gallery and Bahgat Galleryfor some retail therapy. Bibliotheca Alexandrina and Royal Jewelry Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Alexandria: El Alamein (El Alamein War Museum, El Alamein War Cemetery, & more). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at El Kobba El Samaweya, wander the streets of ElMadina Arts, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery Alex Creation, and delve into the distant past at Pompey's Pillar.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, use the Alexandria road trip planning site .

You can take a bus from Cairo to Alexandria in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Cairo in March, expect nights in Alexandria to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Catherine.

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
Pompey's Pillar ©
Pompey's Pillar

2
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.
On the 15th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Sinai and then see the vivid underwater world at Ras Mohommed National Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios), ponder the world of politics at The Cascades at Soma Bay, and then steep yourself in history at St. Catherine's Monastery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Saint Catherine trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Alexandria to Saint Catherine takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Alexandria in March, Saint Catherine is little chillier at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Taba.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Nature Parks Historic Sites

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

2
nights
Taba

Taba
Taba is a small Egyptian town near the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Castle Zaman and then step into the grandiose world of Salah El-Din Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): tee off at Taba Heights Golf Resort and then take in breathtaking views at Coloured Canyon.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Taba vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a bus from Saint Catherine to Taba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daytime highs in Taba are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Dahab.

Things to do in Taba

Historic Sites Golf Outdoors

Side Trip

Coloured Canyon
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Salah El-Din Castle
Salah El-Din Castle
Coloured Canyon ©
Coloured Canyon
Castle Zaman ©
Castle Zaman

5
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Blue Hole. Make the 23rd (Sat) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, view the masterpieces at WICKEDiCANDY, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and enjoy some diversion at Sandana Sandboarding.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dahab trip builder site .

You can take a bus from Taba to Dahab in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Taba in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Dahab: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Na'ama Bay and Ras Um Sid. Get a sense of the local culture at Coptic Orthodox Church and The Heavenly Cathedral. Spend the 25th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square, look for gifts at Secret Of Egypt, kick back and relax at Mangrove Beach, and go deep with a submarine tour.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh tour itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. 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 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Selkhet Papyrus and Mosque El Mina Masjid. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Mahmya Island. Go for a jaunt from Hurghada to Safaga to see El-Mallah about 1h 10 min away. Spend the 2nd (Tue) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Next up on the itinerary: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, ride a horse along Hurghada Equestrian, head outdoors with Zone Multisports, and take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hurghada online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada by combination of flight and bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in March, Hurghada is a bit cooler at night with lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

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

7
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Sharm El Luli and El Qulan Mangrove Forest. Take a break from the city and head to Marsa Mubarak and Gebel El Rosas. Next up on the itinerary: explore the gorgeous colors at Seaworld Diving Center, soak in style at Turkish baths, get outside with Vivasub diving center, and don't miss a visit to Shaab Marsa Alam.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Marsa Alam online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Hurghada to Marsa Alam takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. When traveling from Hurghada in April, plan for slightly colder days in Marsa Alam, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

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

1
day
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Abu Simbel road trip planning site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Marsa Alam to Abu Simbel in 6.5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Marsa Alam in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Abu Simbel, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for 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.
Animalia and Nubian Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Philae Temple and Bent Pyramid. Change things up with a short trip to Temple of Kom Ombo in Kom Ombo (about 1h 05 min away). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Nubian Village, step off the mainland to explore Elephantine Island, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mausoleum of Aga Khan, and pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Aswan road trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Abu Simbel to Aswan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in April, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Nature 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

9
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Get in touch with nature at POW - Pop up Walks Luxor and Balloon Rides. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Temple of Karnak and Medinet Habu. Change things up with these side-trips from Luxor: Edfu (Gibel Silsila, Kanais, & more), Temple Khatkhor (in Dendera) and Temple of Hathor at Dendera (in Qena). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Valley of the Kings, stop by Habiba hand Weaving, appreciate the history behind Colossi of Memnon, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Luxor Temple.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Luxor journey app .

Traveling by car from Aswan to Luxor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Luxor can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

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

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