60 days in Egypt Itinerary

60 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Cairo
— 7 nights
Drive
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Alexandria
— 6 nights
Fly to Sharm el-Sheikh, Taxi to Saint Catherine
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Saint Catherine
— 2 nights
Drive
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Taba
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dahab
— 5 nights
Drive
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 8 nights
Taxi to Sharm el-Sheikh, Fly to Hurghada
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Hurghada
— 8 nights
Drive
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Marsa Alam
— 7 nights
Taxi to Aswan, Fly to Abu Simbel
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Abu Simbel
— 1 day
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Aswan
— 4 nights
Drive
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— 9 nights
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Cairo

— 7 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.
Let the collections at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre capture your imagination. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Khan Al-Khalili and Townhouse Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Giza (Pyramids of Giza, Great Sphinx, &more) and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Coptic Cairo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, head off the coast to Zamalek (Gezira Island), and admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary).

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Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Cairo. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in March, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Fort Qaitbey and Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Bibliotheca Alexandrina and Mohamed El Masry Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Alexandria: El Alamein (El Alamein World War II Military Museum & El Alamein War Cemetery). Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at El Prince Serour, stop by ElMadina Arts, appreciate the history behind Pompey's Pillar, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Catherine's Cathedral.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Alexandria itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cairo to Alexandria in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in March, expect nights in Alexandria to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, 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 · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 8 — 14:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Sinai and then stroll through Ras Mohommed National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): 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.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Alexandria to Saint Catherine takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Saint Catherine when traveling from Alexandria in March, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Taba.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 16:

Taba

— 2 nights
Taba is a small Egyptian town near the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Castle Zaman and then explore the historical opulence of Salah El-Din Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): play a few rounds at Taba Heights Golf Resort and then explore the stunning scenery at Coloured Canyon.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Taba trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Saint Catherine to Taba takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dahab.

Things to do in Taba

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Golf · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 16 — 18:

Dahab

— 5 nights
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Hole, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, browse the exhibits of WICKEDiCANDY, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

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Traveling by car from Taba to Dahab takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Dahab can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 23:

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.
Visit Na'ama Bay and Mangrove Beach for some beach relaxation. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at SOHO Square and Secret Of Egypt. Spend the 25th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Shark's Bay Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral, ride a horse along Miso Horse Riding Trips, and get outside with The Kite Bubble.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh trip tool.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 23 — 31:

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Madinat Makadi Golf. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mosque El Mina Masjid and Selkhet Papyrus. 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. There's much more to do: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, head off the coast to Mahmya Island, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get outside with Zone Multisports.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hurghada road trip app.

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in March, Hurghada is little chillier at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 8:

Marsa Alam

— 7 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.
Visit Marsa Mubarak and El Qulan Mangrove Forest for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Sharm El Luli and Gebel El Rosas. And it doesn't end there: have unforgettable encounters with Seaworld Diving Center, get outside with Vivasub diving center, take an in-depth tour of Astronomy Center, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sataya Reef.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Marsa Alam trip planner.

Drive from Hurghada to Marsa Alam in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Marsa Alam sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 15:

Abu Simbel

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Abu Simbel day trip app.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Marsa Alam to Abu Simbel takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Marsa Alam in April, you will find days in Abu Simbel are somewhat warmer (40°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Aswan.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Philae Temple and Nubian Village. When in Aswan, make a side trip to see Temple of Kom Ombo in Kom Ombo, approximately Kom Ombo away. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Qubbet el-Hawa, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mausoleum of Aga Khan, don't miss a visit to Aswan Sculpture Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El-Tabia Mosque.

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Traveling by flight from Abu Simbel to Aswan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in April, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Luxor

— 9 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Luxor Museum and Karnak Open Air Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Temple of Karnak and Luxor Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Luxor: Dendera Temple Complex (in Dendera), Tombs of the Nobles (in Al Asasif) and Edfu (Gibel Silsila, Kanais, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, view the masterpieces at Caravanserai, take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu, and explore the ancient world of Tomb of King Tutankhamun (Tut).

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Traveling by car from Aswan to Luxor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daytime highs in Luxor are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

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.