60 days in Egypt Itinerary

60 days in Egypt Itinerary

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1
Cairo
— 7 nights
2
Alexandria
— 6 nights
3
Saint Catherine
— 2 nights
4
Taba
— 2 nights
5
Dahab
— 5 nights
6
Sharm El Sheikh
— 8 nights
7
Hurghada
— 8 nights
8
Marsa Alam
— 7 nights
9
Abu Simbel
— 1 day
10
Aswan
— 4 nights
11
Luxor
— 9 nights

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.
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Pyramids of Giza are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Khan Al-Khalili and Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centrefor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Great Sphinx (in Giza) and Step Pyramid of Djoser (in Saqqara). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Coptic Cairo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Muhammad Ali, steep yourself in history at Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, and explore the ancient world of Giza Plateau.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cairo, use our trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Cairo. In March, daily temperatures in Cairo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car 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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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

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.
Get some cultural insight at Fort Qaitbey and El Prince Serour. You'll explore and learn 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, &more). There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Bahgat Gallery, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Monastery of St. Macarius, appreciate the history behind St.Mina Monastery, and delve into the distant past at Pompey's Pillar.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Alexandria trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cairo to Alexandria takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Cairo in March, plan for little chillier days in Alexandria, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can 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
Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte ©
Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte

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 explore the striking landscape of Ras Mohommed National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios), get a sense of history and politics at The Cascades at Soma Bay, and then steep yourself in history at St. Catherine's Monastery.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Catherine day trip planning site.

You can fly from Alexandria to Saint Catherine in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alexandria in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Saint Catherine, with lows around °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

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. On the 17th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Castle Zaman and then step into the grandiose world of Salah El-Din Castle. Keep things going the next day: tee off at Taba Heights Golf Resort and then take in breathtaking views at Coloured Canyon.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Taba trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Saint Catherine to Taba in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive 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
Castle Zaman ©
Castle Zaman
Coloured Canyon ©
Coloured Canyon

5
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Hole, pause for some photo ops at Wadi Zaghara, and stop by WICKEDiCANDY.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dahab trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Taba to Dahab by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
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.
Coptic Orthodox Church and The Heavenly Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Na'ama Bay and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Shark's Bay Beach, look for gifts at Secret Of Egypt, hunt for treasures at Old Market, and catch all the local highlights with Bibo Viaggi.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh route planning website.

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 °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Mosque El Mina Masjid and Selkhet Papyrus. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Madinat Makadi Golf. Step out of Hurghada with an excursion to El-Mallah in Safaga--about 1h 5 min away. Spend the 2nd (Tue) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Zeytuna Beach, look for gifts at Sultan Center Shop, and head off the coast to Giftun Islands.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hurghada trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Hurghada, with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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.
Visiting Marsa Mubarak and Seaworld Diving Center will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Sharm El Luli and El Qulan Mangrove Forest. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Gebel El Rosas, explore the gorgeous colors at Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef, slough off your stress at Turkish baths, and make a trip to Shaab Marsa Alam.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Marsa Alam holiday planner.

Getting from Hurghada to Marsa Alam by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. April in Marsa Alam sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. 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 out how to plan a trip to Abu Simbel, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Marsa Alam to Abu Simbel by combination of taxi and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Marsa Alam in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Abu Simbel: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon 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.
Get some cultural insight at Philae Temple and Animalia. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Temple of Kom Ombo and Qubbet el-Hawa. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum, explore the ancient world of Unfinished Obelisk, browse the eclectic array of goods at Aswan Market, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El-Tabia Mosque.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Aswan online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Abu Simbel to Aswan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April in Aswan, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Museums Nature

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Temple of Karnak and Dendera Temple Complex. Do your shopping at Caravanserai and Habiba hand Weaving. Venture out of the city with trips to Edfu (Kanais & Temple of Horus) and Tombs of the Nobles (in Al Asasif). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, appreciate the history behind Tomb of Queen Nefertari, explore the galleries of El Daly Gallery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Luxor trip site.

Traveling by car from Aswan to Luxor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. April in Luxor sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Edfu, 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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