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.
Head to Khan Al-Khalili and Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centrefor plenty of shopping. Get some historical perspective at Old City (Coptic Cairo) and Great Sphinx. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Step Pyramid of Djoser). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mohamed Ali Mosque, wander the streets of Islamic Cairo, and delve into the distant past at Memphis Historical Site.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip itinerary tool .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Cairo. In March, daytime highs in Cairo are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. 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, Step Pyramid of Djoser, Memphis Historical Site
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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.
Let the collections at Bibliotheca Alexandrina and Mohamed El Masry Gallery capture your imagination. Head to Bahgat Gallery and Carrefour City Centerfor some retail therapy. Explore Alexandria's surroundings by going to El Alamein (El Alamein War Museum, El Alamein War Cemetery, & more). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of El Kobba El Samaweya, delve into the distant past at Pompey's Pillar, admire the masterpieces at The Fine Arts Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Gallery Alex Creation.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Alexandria travel itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Cairo to Alexandria in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Cairo in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Alexandria, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°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
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Sinai and then explore the gorgeous colors at Ras Mohommed National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios), ponder the world of politics at The Cascades at Soma Bay, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Catherine's Monastery.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Saint Catherine trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Alexandria to Saint Catherine in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Alexandria in March, expect little chillier with lows of 9°C in Saint Catherine. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Taba.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Parks Nature 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): explore the historical opulence 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): tee off at Taba Heights Golf Resort and then take in breathtaking views at Coloured Canyon.

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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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Dahab.

Things to do in Taba

Historic Sites Outdoors Golf

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, view the masterpieces at WICKEDiCANDY, have fun at Sandana Sandboarding, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Dahab trip website .

Getting from Taba to Dahab by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In March, Dahab is somewhat warmer than Taba - with highs of 32°C and lows of 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

Outdoors Tours 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.
Head to Na'ama Bay and Secret Of Egyptfor plenty of shopping. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Bibo Viaggi. Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square, head outdoors with The Kite Bubble, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Shark's Bay Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh road trip website .

Getting from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Sharm El Sheikh are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to 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.
Get some cultural insight at Selkhet Papyrus and Mosque El Mina Masjid. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Parasailing & Paragliding. Change things up with a short trip to El-Mallah in Safaga (about 1h 10 min away). Spend the 2nd (Tue) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. There's still lots to do: play a few rounds at Madinat Makadi Golf Resort, get outside with Zone Multisports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hurghada Equestrian, and take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hurghada road trip planning site .

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, plan for slightly colder nights in Hurghada, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Sharm El Luli and Seaworld Diving Center. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Marsa Mubarak and Gebel El Rosas. And it doesn't end there: explore the gorgeous colors at Sataya Reef, head outdoors with Vivasub diving center, soak in style at Turkish baths, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Elphinstone Reef.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Marsa Alam trip planning tool .

You can drive from Hurghada to Marsa Alam in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Hurghada in April, you will find days in Marsa Alam are little chillier (34°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish 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 ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Abu Simbel day trip planning tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Marsa Alam to Abu Simbel in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 enough time 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Philae Temple and Temple of Kom Ombo. Get some historical perspective at Nubian Village and Unfinished Obelisk. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Animalia, take an in-depth tour of Nubian Museum, step off the mainland to explore Elephantine Island, and explore the ancient world of Qubbet el-Hawa.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Aswan trip builder .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Abu Simbel to Aswan in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In April in Aswan, expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Luxor.

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

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 Medinet Habu. For shopping fun, head to Habiba hand Weaving or Caravanserai. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Luxor: Temple of Hathor at Dendera (in Qena), Temple Khatkhor (in Dendera) and Edfu (Kanais & Temple of Horus at Edfu). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Valley of the Kings, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Luxor Temple.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Luxor road trip planner .

You can drive from Aswan to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 21°C. 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, 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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