60 days in Egypt Itinerary

60 days in Egypt Itinerary

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60 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Drive:  9​h 15​min
1
Siwa
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  10​h
2
Hurghada
— 8 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Sharm El Sheikh
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Dahab
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Saint Catherine
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  5​h
6
Marsa Alam
— 7 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Aswan
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
8
Edfu
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
9
Luxor
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
10
Cairo
— 8 nights
End: Cairo

3
nights
Siwa

Siwa ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Temple of the Oracle of Amun / Aghurmi and Shali Fortress. Get some cultural insight at Mountain of the Dead and Museum of Siwan Traditions.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Siwa itinerary builder app .

Cairo to Siwa is an approximately 9.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Siwa

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Great Sand Sea ©
Great Sand Sea
Mountain of the Dead ©
Mountain of the Dead
Lake Siwa ©
Lake Siwa

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mosque El Mina Masjid and Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda. Get a sense of the local culture at Selkhet Papyrus and Egypt Booking. On the 7th (Thu), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Spend the 10th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, cool off at Makadi Water World, and get outside with Zone Multisports.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hurghada road trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Siwa to Hurghada in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Speed Boats Tours

10
nights
Sharm El Sheikh

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 are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Secret Of Egypt and Safaris. The adventure continues: stroll through Ras Um Sid, get outside with Bibo Viaggi, have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. March in Sharm El Sheikh sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Coptic Orthodox Church ©
Coptic Orthodox Church
Shark Diving
Safaris

6
nights
Dahab

Dahab ©
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Coral Reefs and Horseback Riding Tours. Escape the urban bustle at Blue Lagoon and Blue Hole. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dahab: Castle Zaman (in Taba) and Coloured Canyon (in Nuweiba). Make the 27th (Wed) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Three Pools, stop by Mahmoud's Massage & Beauty, pause for some photo ops at Wadi Zaghara, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Dahab vacation maker site .

Traveling by car from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Dahab are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Castle Zaman, Coloured Canyon
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Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs
Castle Zaman ©
Castle Zaman
Blue Lagoon ©
Blue Lagoon

3
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.
St. Catherine's Monastery and Daedalus Reef Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mount Sinai and St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios). Go for a jaunt from Saint Catherine to Al Tur to see Wadi Hammamat about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of The Cascades at Soma Bay and explore the gorgeous colors at Jackson Reef.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Catherine online trip builder .

Drive from Dahab to Saint Catherine in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Dahab in March: high temperatures in Saint Catherine hover around 23°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Red Sea and Sinai, Wadi Hammamat
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St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Jackson Reef ©
Jackson Reef
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seaworld Diving Center and Marsa Shoona Bay. Escape the urban bustle at Elphinstone Reef and Sharm El Luli. There's lots more to do: get outside with Abu Dabbab Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Gebel El Rosas, don't miss a visit to Shaab Marsa Alam, and stroll through Marsa Mubarak.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Marsa Alam trip builder website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Saint Catherine to Marsa Alam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Saint Catherine in April; daily highs in Marsa Alam reach 34°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Aswan.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Abu Dabbab Beach ©
Abu Dabbab Beach
Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef
Seaworld Diving Center ©
Seaworld Diving Center

4
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Nubian Museum and Animalia. Get a sense of the local culture at Temple of Kom Ombo and New Kalabsha. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Qubbet el-Hawa, step off the mainland to explore Elephantine Island, take in nature's colorful creations at Kitchner's Island, and explore and take pictures at Agilkia Island.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Aswan trip planner .

Traveling by car from Marsa Alam to Aswan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Marsa Alam in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Aswan, with highs around 42°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Edfu.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Temple of Kom Ombo
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Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum
Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo
New Kalabsha ©
New Kalabsha

1
night
Edfu

Edfu ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Kanais and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Horus at Edfu.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Edfu trip planner.

Getting from Aswan to Edfu by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In April, daily temperatures in Edfu can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Luxor.

Things to do in Edfu

Historic Sites
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Temple of Horus at Edfu ©
Temple of Horus at Edfu
Kanais ©
Kanais
Edfu Sound and Light Show ©
Edfu Sound and Light Show

7
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Head to Caravanserai and Habiba hand Weavingfor some retail therapy. Step off the beaten path and head to Medinet Habu and Avenue of Sphinxes. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Luxor: Tombs of the Nobles (in Al Asasif), Temple Khatkhor (in Dendera) and Qena (Dendera Temple Complex & Temple of Hathor at Dendera). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina), contemplate the long history of Howard Carter House, get engrossed in the history at Karnak Open Air Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at POW - Pop up Walks Luxor.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Luxor trip site .

Traveling by train from Edfu to Luxor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April in Luxor, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Qena, Temple Khatkhor, Tombs of the Nobles, Valley of the Queens
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Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu
Avenue of Sphinxes ©
Avenue of Sphinxes
Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina) ©

8
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.
You'll explore and learn at Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre and Picasso Art Gallery Egypt. Visit Old City (Coptic Cairo) and Citadel (Al-Qalaa) for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Giza (Solar Boat Museum & Pyramids of Dahshour). Spend the 25th (Thu) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Townhouse Gallery, browse the different shops at Katameya downtown mall, explore the galleries of Oum El Dounia Gallery, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Wekalet El Ghouri Arts Center.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cairo day trip planning site .

You can fly from Luxor to Cairo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Luxor, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cairo, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Shopping Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Giza
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Townhouse Gallery ©
Townhouse Gallery
Old City (Coptic Cairo) ©
Old City (Coptic Cairo)
Safaris

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