59 days in Egypt Itinerary

59 days in Egypt Itinerary

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59 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Cairo
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Aswan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Luxor
— 5 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Hurghada
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Marsa Alam
— 6 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  5​h
6
Saint Catherine
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Nuweiba
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Taba
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
9
Dahab
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Sharm El Sheikh
— 7 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
11
Safaga
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
12
Alexandria
— 3 nights
13
Giza
— 2 nights
14
Mersa Matruh
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
15
Bawiti
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
16
Sohag
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
17
Ain Sukhna
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
18
El Alamein
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  4​h
19
Al Fayyum
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
20
Port Said
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
21
Al Minya
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
22
New Valley Governorate
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Dubai

few
hours
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.
On the 1st (Wed), explore the galleries of Oum El Dounia Gallery and then wander the streets of Zamalek (Gezira Island).

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cairo route planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Cairo is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Cairo is minus 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in May, with highs in Cairo at 38°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Cairo

Neighborhoods Nature Parks
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Zamalek (Gezira Island) ©
Zamalek (Gezira Island)
Oum El Dounia Gallery ©
Oum El Dounia Gallery

2
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Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): delve into the distant past at Monastery of St. Simeon, see the interesting displays at Animalia, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El-Tabia Mosque, and finally explore the ancient world of Qubbet el-Hawa. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, then explore and take pictures at Agilkia Island, and then explore the ancient world of New Kalabsha.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Aswan day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Aswan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Cairo in May, with highs in Aswan at 47°C and lows at 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Animalia ©
Animalia
New Kalabsha ©
New Kalabsha
Monastery of St. Simeon ©
Monastery of St. Simeon

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Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Popular historic sites such as Temple of Hathor at Dendera and Tomb of Sennedjem are in your itinerary. Imhotep Alabaster Luxor and Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Caravanserai, trek along POW - Pop up Walks Luxor, explore the ancient world of Temple of Amun, and get engrossed in the history at Karnak Open Air Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxor day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Aswan to Luxor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May in Luxor, expect temperatures between 45°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Hurghada.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Dendera Temple Complex
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Dendera Temple Complex ©
Dendera Temple Complex
Tomb of Queen Nefertari ©
Tomb of Queen Nefertari
Tomb of Merenptah
Tomb of Merenptah

5
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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 outdoors at Shark Diving and Parasailing & Paragliding. Visit Mosque El Mina Masjid and Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda for their historical value. Treat yourself to a day of pampering on the 10th (Fri) at some of the best spas. There's still lots to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Careless Reef, head outdoors with Sharm El Naga, explore the engaging exhibits at Sand City, and look for gifts at Sultan Center Shop.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hurghada travel planner.

You can take a bus from Luxor to Hurghada in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Luxor in May, you will find days in Hurghada are little chillier (41°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Shark Diving
Parasailing & Paragliding
Sharm El Naga ©
Sharm El Naga

6
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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at El Qulan Mangrove Forest and Marsa Shoona Bay. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Elphinstone Reef and Speed Boats Tours. Spend the 16th (Thu) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Gebel El Rosas, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get engrossed in the history at Astronomy Center.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Marsa Alam planner .

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. In May in Marsa Alam, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Speed Boats Tours
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Marsa Shoona Bay ©
Marsa Shoona Bay
Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef
Swim with Dolphins

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 20th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios), then see the vivid underwater world at Jackson Reef, and then steep yourself in history at St. Catherine's Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ras Mohommed National Park.

Before you visit Saint Catherine, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Marsa Alam to Saint Catherine takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In May, Saint Catherine is little chillier than Marsa Alam - with highs of 33°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nuweiba.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Red Sea and Sinai, Ras Mohommed National Park
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St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Ras Mohommed National Park ©
Ras Mohommed National Park
Jackson Reef ©
Jackson Reef

1
night
Nuweiba

Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Ain Khudra and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nuweiba online trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Saint Catherine to Nuweiba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daytime highs in Nuweiba are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Taba.

Things to do in Nuweiba

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ain Khudra ©
Ain Khudra

1
night
Taba

Taba ©
Taba is a small Egyptian town near the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): play a few rounds at Taba Heights Golf Resort.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Taba journey planner .

Getting from Nuweiba to Taba by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Nuweiba in May, expect nights in Taba to be somewhat warmer, around 24°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Dahab.

Things to do in Taba

Golf Outdoors
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Taba Heights Golf Resort ©
Taba Heights Golf Resort

3
nights
Dahab

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 Coral Reefs and Three Pools. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spas and Horseback Riding Tours. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Mahmoud's Massage & Beauty, view the masterpieces at WICKEDiCANDY, and pause for some photo ops at Wadi Zaghara.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Dahab online holiday planner .

Traveling by bus from Taba to Dahab takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Taba in May: highs in Dahab hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Highlights from your plan
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs
Three Pools ©
Three Pools
Horseback Riding Tours

7
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.
Get some cultural insight at The Heavenly Cathedral and King Tut Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Swim with Dolphins and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Mall Darya, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and admire all the interesting features of Ghibli Raceway.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Safaga.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Speed Boats Tours
The Heavenly Cathedral ©
The Heavenly Cathedral

2
nights
Safaga

Safaga ©
Port Safaga, also known as Safaga, is a town in Egypt, on the coast of the Red Sea, located 53km south of Hurghada. To plan Safaga vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Safaga by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Safaga are 44°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. On the 4th (Tue), you're off toAlexandria.

Things to do in Safaga

Outdoors Shopping
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3 Turtles ©
3 Turtles

3
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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at El Kobba El Samaweya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ahmad Salem Mosque, then appreciate the history behind St.Mina Monastery, then explore the world behind art at The Fine Arts Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Alexandria trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Safaga to Alexandria takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Safaga in June, expect Alexandria to be a bit cooler, temps between 35°C and 25°C. On the 7th (Fri), you'll travel to Giza.

Things to do in Alexandria

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Carrefour City Center ©
Carrefour City Center
The Fine Arts Museum ©
The Fine Arts Museum
El Qaed Ibrahim Mosque ©
El Qaed Ibrahim Mosque

2
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Giza

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre and then explore the ancient world of Mastaba of Ti. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Taha Hussein Museum and then get engrossed in the history at Egypt Travel Gate Day Tours.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Giza journey planner .

You can take a bus from Alexandria to Giza in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Alexandria in June, expect nights in Giza to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 40°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Mersa Matruh.

Things to do in Giza

Museums Transportation Outdoors

Side Trip

Imhotep Museum
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Imhotep Museum ©
Imhotep Museum
Mastaba of Ti ©
Mastaba of Ti
Mustafa Mahmoud Mosque ©
Mustafa Mahmoud Mosque

2
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Mersa Matruh

Mersa Matruh ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): look for gifts at Souq Libya and then kick back and relax at Almaza Bay.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mersa Matruh online travel planner .

You can drive from Giza to Mersa Matruh in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, Mersa Matruh is slightly colder than Giza - with highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bawiti.

Things to do in Mersa Matruh

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Almaza Bay ©
Almaza Bay
Marsa Matruh ©
Marsa Matruh
Souq Libya ©
Souq Libya

2
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Bawiti

Bawiti ©
El-Bawiti is a town in the Western desert in Egypt. On the 12th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Oasis Heritage Museum, then delve into the distant past at Gebel al Ingleez, and then take a stroll through Palmeraie.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bawiti tour itinerary planning app .

Drive from Mersa Matruh to Bawiti in 9 hours. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sohag.

Things to do in Bawiti

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Bahariya (Bahereya) Oasis ©
Bahariya (Bahereya) Oasis

2
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Sohag

Sohag ©
Sohag, also known as Sawhāj, Suhag and Suhaj, is a city in Egypt that lies on the west bank of the Nile. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Temple Abydos and then explore the ancient world of The Red Monastery.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sohag travel route planner .

Drive from Bawiti to Sohag in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 46°C, and evening lows to 30°C. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ain Sukhna.

Things to do in Sohag

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums
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Temple Abydos ©
Temple Abydos
The Red Monastery ©
The Red Monastery

2
nights
Ain Sukhna

Ain Sukhna
To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Ain Sukhna trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Sohag to Ain Sukhna takes 6 hours. You'll set off for El Alamein on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in Ain Sukhna

Tours Outdoors Transportation
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2
nights
El Alamein

El Alamein ©
Plan trip to El Alamein with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Ain Sukhna to El Alamein takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. June in El Alamein sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. You will leave for Al Fayyum on the 19th (Wed).

Things to do in El Alamein

Historic Sites Museums
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Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte ©
Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte
El Alamein War Cemetery ©
El Alamein War Cemetery
El Alamein War Museum ©
El Alamein War Museum

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Al Fayyum

Al Fayyum
To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Al Fayyum trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from El Alamein to Al Fayyum in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. On the 21st (Fri), you'll travel to Port Said.

Things to do in Al Fayyum

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Port Said

Port Said ©
Port Said is a city that lies in north east Egypt extending about 30km along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, north of the Suez Canal, with an approximate population of 603,787 (2010). To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Port Said journey maker app .

Drive from Al Fayyum to Port Said in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 27°C. On the 23rd (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Port Said

Museums
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Port Said Military Museum ©
Port Said Military Museum

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Al Minya

Al Minya ©
Minya is the capital of the Minya Governorate in Upper Egypt. For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Al Minya online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Port Said to Al Minya takes 5 hours. On the 25th (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Al Minya

Historic Sites

Side Trip

El Ashmunein
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Beni Hassan ©
Beni Hassan

2
nights
New Valley Governorate

New Valley Governorate ©
New Valley Governorate is one of the governorates of Egypt. To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the New Valley Governorate trip itinerary site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Al Minya to New Valley Governorate. You'll set off for home on the 27th (Thu).

Things to do in New Valley Governorate

Nature Parks
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Sahara Desert ©
Sahara Desert

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