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
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 7 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Hurghada
— 7 nights
4
Qena
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Luxor
— 8 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Edfu
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
7
New Valley Governorate
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
8
Abu Simbel
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
9
Aswan
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
10
Marsa Alam
— 5 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  5​h
11
Saint Catherine
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
Dahab
— 6 nights
bus:  2​h
13
Taba
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: Cairo

7
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza, Great Sphinx, & more). Spend the 18th (Fri) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. On the 22nd (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mohamed Ali Mosque, stroll around Al-Azhar Park, and explore the ancient world of Giza Plateau.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cairo sightseeing planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Cairo. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Giza, Step Pyramid of Djoser
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Photography Tours
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum

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.
Spend the 23rd (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square, wander the streets of Na'ama Bay, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and kick back and relax at Shark's Bay Beach.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Sharm El Sheikh. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay

7
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.
Spend the 30th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 4th (Mon), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's much more to do: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and head off the coast to Mahmya Island.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hurghada online day trip planner .

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. In October in Hurghada, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Qena.

Things to do in Hurghada

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 5:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins
Parasailing & Paragliding

1
night
Qena

Qena ©
Qena is a city in Upper Egypt, and the capital of the Qena Governorate. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Dendera Temple Complex, then delve into the distant past at Temple Khatkhor, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Hathor at Dendera, and finally stop by Kome el dabie Ancient Ferka textiles workshop.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Qena tour itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Hurghada to Qena takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Hurghada in November, Qena is a bit cooler at night with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Qena

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Dendera Temple Complex
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Dendera Temple Complex ©
Dendera Temple Complex
Dendera Temple Complex ©
Dendera Temple Complex

8
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Luxor is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, pause for some photo ops at Colossi of Memnon, and take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Luxor trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Qena to Luxor in 1.5 hours. November in Luxor sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Edfu.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Valley of the Queens
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 14:
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

2
nights
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 15th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Tombs of El kab and then delve into the distant past at Gibel Silsila. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Temple of Horus at Edfu and then explore the ancient world of Kanais.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Edfu trip planner .

Take a train from Luxor to Edfu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to 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
Edfu Sound and Light Show ©
Edfu Sound and Light Show

2
nights
New Valley Governorate

New Valley Governorate ©
New Valley Governorate is one of the governorates of Egypt. New Valley Governorate is known for nature, historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's extreme beauty 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 19th (Tue), you'll travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in New Valley Governorate

Parks Nature
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Sahara Desert ©
Sahara Desert

1
day
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
On the 20th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Abu Simbel trip planner .

Explore your travel options from New Valley Governorate to Abu Simbel with the Route module. In November, daytime highs in Abu Simbel are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

5
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Change things up with a short trip to Temple of Kom Ombo in Kom Ombo (about 1h 05 min away). The adventure continues: make a trip to Philae Temple, examine the collection at Animalia, delve into the distant past at Bent Pyramid, and contemplate the long history of Unfinished Obelisk.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Aswan journey planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Abu Simbel to Aswan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Temple of Kom Ombo
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 25:
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo
Animalia ©
Animalia

5
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.
Marsa Alam is known for wildlife, beaches, outdoors, adventure, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the vivid underwater world at Seaworld Diving Center, slough off your stress at Turkish baths, stroll through Elphinstone Reef, and kick back and relax at Sharm El Luli.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Marsa Alam trip planner .

Traveling by car from Aswan to Marsa Alam takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Aswan, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Marsa Alam, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Seaworld Diving Center ©
Seaworld Diving Center
Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak

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.
Saint Catherine is known for nature and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at St. Catherine's Monastery, 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 explore the striking landscape of Ras Mohommed National Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Saint Catherine driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Marsa Alam to Saint Catherine in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Marsa Alam, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Saint Catherine, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Red Sea and Sinai, Ras Mohommed National Park
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 4:
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Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai
St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Ras Mohommed National Park ©
Ras Mohommed National Park

6
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Step out of Dahab with an excursion to Ain Khudra in Nuweiba--about 50 minutes away. Spend the 5th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Make the 7th (Sat) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Hole, view the masterpieces at WICKEDiCANDY, get outside with Three Pools, and pause for some photo ops at Wadi Zaghara.

For where to stay and other tourist information, use the Dahab online journey planner .

You can drive from Saint Catherine to Dahab in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Saint Catherine in December, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Dahab: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Taba.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Ain Khudra
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 10:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs

3
nights
Taba

Taba
Taba is a small Egyptian town near the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. On the 11th (Wed), 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: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then explore the stunning scenery at Coloured Canyon.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Taba holiday planning app .

Traveling by bus from Dahab to Taba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Dahab in December, you will find days in Taba are little chillier (24°C), and nights are a bit warmer (24°C). You'll set off for home on the 13th (Fri).

Things to do in Taba

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Nuweiba
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Salah El-Din Castle
Salah El-Din Castle
Scuba & Snorkeling
Coloured Canyon ©
Coloured Canyon

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