60 days in Egypt Itinerary

60 days in Egypt Itinerary

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60 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Cairo
1
Cairo
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Dahab
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Saint Catherine
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  5​h
5
Marsa Alam
— 8 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Hurghada
— 9 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
7
Luxor
— 8 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Aswan
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
9
Edfu
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
10
New Valley Governorate
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
11
Siwa
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
End: Cairo

5
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Citadel (Al-Qalaa) and The Pyramid of Sneferu. Venture out of the city with trips to Giza (Solar Boat Museum, Pyramids of Dahshour, & more). Spend the 1st (Fri) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old City (Coptic Cairo), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Ibn Tulun, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Ramesses II, and steep yourself in history at El-Selehdar Mosque.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairo driving holiday planner .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Giza, The Pyramid of Sneferu
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Photography Tours
Walking tours
Pyramids of Dahshour ©
Pyramids of Dahshour

9
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Safaris and Coptic Orthodox Church. And it doesn't end there: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, stroll through Ras Um Sid, explore by horseback at Miso Horse Riding Trips, and admire the striking features of Al Mustafa Mosque.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in March, Sharm El Sheikh is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Coptic Orthodox Church ©
Coptic Orthodox Church
Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid

5
nights
Dahab

Dahab ©
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Explore hidden gems such as Coral Reefs and Castle Zaman. Venture out of the city with trips to Nuweiba (Coloured Canyon & Ain Khudra). Make the 19th (Tue) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Three Pools, appreciate the history behind Wadi Zaghara, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Dahab sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Dahab sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Nuweiba, Castle Zaman
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Three Pools ©
Three Pools
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs
Coloured Canyon ©
Coloured Canyon

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Catherine's Monastery and Daedalus Reef Lighthouse. Take a break from Saint Catherine with a short trip to Wadi Hammamat in Al Tur, about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Sinai, and ponder the world of politics at The Cascades at Soma Bay.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Catherine day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Dahab to Saint Catherine takes 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. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites Golf Nature

Side Trips

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

8
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 Elphinstone Reef and Seaworld Diving Center. Pack the 31st (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Aqua Coraya. The adventure continues: get outside with Abu Dabbab Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, make a trip to Shaab Marsa Alam, and take an in-depth tour of Astronomy Center.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Marsa Alam online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Saint Catherine to Marsa Alam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Saint Catherine in March, with highs in Marsa Alam at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Hurghada.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

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

9
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Makadi Water World. On the 2nd (Tue), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, trot along with a tour on horseback, and admire the landmark architecture of Mosque El Mina Masjid.

Make your Hurghada itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Marsa Alam to Hurghada takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. March in Hurghada sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

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

8
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Step off the beaten path and head to Medinet Habu and Avenue of Sphinxes. Change things up with these side-trips from Luxor: Temple Khatkhor (in Dendera) and Temple of Hathor at Dendera (in Qena). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina), admire all the interesting features of ACE- Animal Care in Egypt, trek along POW - Pop up Walks Luxor, and explore the ancient world of Tomb of Ramses III.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Luxor trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Hurghada to Luxor by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Hurghada in April, expect nights in Luxor to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 41°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Temple of Hathor at Dendera, Temple Khatkhor
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Temple of Hathor at Dendera ©
Temple of Hathor at Dendera
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu
ACE- Animal Care in Egypt ©
ACE- Animal Care in Egypt

5
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nubian Museum and Temple of Kom Ombo. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Elephantine Island, delve into the distant past at Qubbet el-Hawa, walk around Feryal Garden, and don't miss a visit to Aswan Sculpture Park.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Aswan trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Luxor to Aswan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. April in Aswan sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Edfu.

Things to do in Aswan

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Temple of Kom Ombo
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Elephantine Island ©
Elephantine Island
Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo
Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum

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 23rd (Tue): delve into the distant past at Gibel Silsila, delve into the distant past at Kanais, and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Horus at Edfu.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Edfu travel planner.

Traveling by train from Aswan to Edfu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in April, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to New Valley Governorate.

Things to do in Edfu

Historic Sites
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Temple of Horus at Edfu ©
Temple of Horus at Edfu
Kanais ©
Kanais

1
night
New Valley Governorate

New Valley Governorate ©
New Valley Governorate is one of the governorates of Egypt. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the fascinating landscape at Sahara Desert.

To plan New Valley Governorate vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Edfu to New Valley Governorate. On the 25th (Thu), you'll travel to Siwa.

Things to do in New Valley Governorate

Nature Parks
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Sahara Desert ©
Sahara Desert

3
nights
Siwa

Siwa ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Great Sand Sea and Shali Fortress.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Siwa journey planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from New Valley Governorate to Siwa. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Siwa

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Great Sand Sea ©
Great Sand Sea
Cleopatra's Pool - Spring of Juba ©
Cleopatra's Pool - Spring of Juba
Lake Siwa ©
Lake Siwa

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