60 days in Egypt Itinerary

60 days in Egypt Itinerary

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60 days in Egypt Itinerary

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

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.
Relax by the water at Na'ama Bay and Ras Um Sid. Shop till you drop at SOHO Square and Secret Of Egypt. Spend the 17th (Tue) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get outside with Outdoor Activities, pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh trip website .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 3-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kuwait City to Sharm El Sheikh due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Kuwait City in September, plan for slightly colder days in Sharm El Sheikh, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dahab.

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

5
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Visit Castle Zaman and Ain Khudra for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Change things up with a short trip to Abu Hamada Canyon in Nuweiba (about 1h 10 min away). There's much more to do: Head underground at Blue Hole, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Reefs, and pause for some photo ops at Wadi Zaghara.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dahab route planning tool .

Drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Dahab, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Dahab

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Nuweiba, Castle Zaman
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs

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.
Get outdoors at Mount Sinai and Ras Mohommed National Park. St. Catherine's Monastery and Wadi Hammamat will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: see the vivid underwater world at Jackson Reef, explore and take pictures at The Cascades at Soma Bay, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios).

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Saint Catherine online trip planner .

You can drive from Dahab to Saint Catherine in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Dahab in September; daily highs in Saint Catherine reach 37°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Red Sea and Sinai, Ras Mohommed National Park, Wadi Hammamat
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Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai
St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Ras Mohommed National Park ©
Ras Mohommed National Park

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Sharm El Luli and Marsa Mubarak. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Marsa Shoona Bay. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at El Qulan Mangrove Forest, head outdoors with Abu Dabbab Beach, explore the gorgeous colors at Elphinstone Reef, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

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

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. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Saint Catherine in October; daily highs in Marsa Alam reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Hurghada.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Scuba & Snorkeling
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak

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 in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Mahmya Island. There's lots more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, stroll through Careless Reef, tee off at El Gouna Golf Club, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hurghada visit site .

You can drive from Marsa Alam to Hurghada in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins

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.
Appreciate the collections at Bibliotheca Alexandrina and Alexandria National Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Qaitbey and Pompey's Pillar. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alexandria: El Alamein (El Alamein World War II Military Museum, El Alamein War Cemetery, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Alexandria Library, take in the exciting artwork at Mohamed El Masry Gallery, browse the exhibits of Images Gallery, and take an in-depth tour of El Kobba El Samaweya.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Alexandria tour itinerary planning app .

Fly from Hurghada to Alexandria in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. While traveling from Hurghada, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Alexandria, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can take a bus to Cairo.

Things to do in Alexandria

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

El Alamein
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Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Alexandria Library ©
Alexandria Library

9
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.
For shopping fun, head to Khan Al-Khalili or The District. Get some historical perspective at Pyramids of Giza and Coptic Cairo. Explore Cairo's surroundings by going to Giza (Great Sphinx & Musee de la Barque Solaire) and Step Pyramid of Djoser (in Saqqara). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, wander the streets of Islamic Cairo, admire the masterpieces at The Coptic Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Alexandria to Cairo in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Cairo are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Giza, Mohamed Ali Museum, Step Pyramid of Djoser
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Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Abu Simbel trip simple and quick.

Getting from Cairo to Abu Simbel by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Cairo in November, you will find days in Abu Simbel are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Agilkia Island and Jazirat al Malik. Philae Temple and Unfinished Obelisk will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Aswan with a short trip to Temple of Kom Ombo in Kom Ombo, about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Animalia, get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum, explore the ancient world of New Kalabsha, and contemplate the long history of Nubian Village.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Aswan vacation site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Abu Simbel to Aswan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daily temperatures in Aswan can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Parks Nature

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.
Temple of Karnak and Medinet Habu will appeal to history buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Shop Sandouk and Caravanserai. Explore Luxor's surroundings by going to Edfu (Kanais, Temple of Horus at Edfu, & more) and Dendera Temple Complex (in Dendera). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, pause for some photo ops at Colossi of Memnon, take an in-depth tour of Karnak Open Air Museum, and delve into the distant past at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Luxor trip builder app .

You can drive from Aswan to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Aswan in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Luxor, with lows around 16°C. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Edfu, Dendera Temple Complex, Valley of the Queens
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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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