60 days in Egypt Itinerary

60 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cairo
— 7 nights
2
Alexandria
— 6 nights
3
Hurghada
— 9 nights
4
Luxor
— 8 nights
5
Aswan
— 4 nights
6
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
7
Marsa Alam
— 7 nights
8
Saint Catherine
— 3 nights
9
Dahab
— 4 nights
10
Sharm El Sheikh
— 8 nights

7
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Mosque of Muhammad Ali and Coptic Cairo. Explore hidden gems such as Nile River and Oum El Dounia Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Giza (Great Sphinx, Golden Bird Bazaar, &more). There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, visit Islamic Cairo, and explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Cairo trip planning website.

Knoxville, USA to Cairo is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Knoxville in May, with highs in Cairo at °F and lows at °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Mosque of Muhammad Ali ©
Mosque of Muhammad Ali
Coptic Cairo ©
Coptic Cairo

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.
Bibliotheca Alexandrina and Mohamed El Masry Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like El Prince Serour and Fort Qaitbey. And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Bahgat Gallery, visit ElMadina Arts, enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse of Alexandria, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Alexandria trip app.

You can drive from Cairo to Alexandria in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Cairo in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Alexandria: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Alexandria

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Lighthouse of Alexandria ©
Lighthouse of Alexandria

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.
Get outdoors at Parasailing & Paragliding and Horseback Riding Tours. Head to Senzo Mall and Elite Linen Egyptfor some retail therapy. Change things up with a short trip to Mosque Shaykh Al-Farran in El Quseir (about 2h 15 min away). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Careless Reef, get outside with Sharm El Naga, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and stop by Mini Egypt Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hurghada road trip tool.

Getting from Alexandria to Hurghada by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Alexandria in May: high temperatures in Hurghada hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Mosque Shaykh Al-Farran
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Careless Reef ©
Careless Reef
Sharm El Naga ©
Sharm El Naga

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 Temple of Horus and Avenue of Sphinxes. Popular historic sites such as Medinet Habu and Luxor Temple are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Temple of Karnak, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Queens, look for gifts at Shop Sandouk, and explore the ancient world of Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina).

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Luxor trip itinerary planning website.

Take a bus from Hurghada to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Hurghada, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Temple of Horus
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Horus ©
Temple of Horus
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu
Avenue of Sphinxes ©
Avenue of Sphinxes

4
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Temple of Kom Ombo and Animalia. Get some cultural insight at Nubian Museum and Agilkia Island. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Elephantine Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El-Tabia Mosque, explore the ancient world of Philae Temple, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral.

To plan Aswan vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Drive from Luxor to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Temple of Kom Ombo
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Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo
Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum
Animalia ©
Animalia

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Abu Simbel online day trip planner.

You can fly from Aswan to Abu Simbel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

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.
Relax by the water at Marsa Shoona Bay and Sharm El Luli. Get in touch with nature at Abu Dabbab Beach and Elphinstone Reef. Next up on the itinerary: explore the gorgeous colors at Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef, stroll through Gebel El Rosas, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and slough off your stress at Turkish baths.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Marsa Alam online travel route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Abu Simbel to Marsa Alam in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Abu Simbel in June, you will find days in Marsa Alam are slightly colder (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Abu Dabbab Beach ©
Abu Dabbab Beach
Shark Diving
Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Mount Sinai and St. Catherine's Monastery. There's more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Jackson Reef.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint Catherine trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Marsa Alam to Saint Catherine in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Marsa Alam in June: high temperatures in Saint Catherine hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Jackson Reef
Highlights from your plan
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai
St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Jackson Reef ©
Jackson Reef

4
nights
Dahab

Dahab ©
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Coral Reefs and WICKEDiCANDY. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Blue Lagoon. Go for a jaunt from Dahab to Taba to see Castle Zaman about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Dahab itinerary website.

Getting from Saint Catherine to Dahab by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Saint Catherine in June, things will get a bit warmer in Dahab: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Castle Zaman
Highlights from your plan
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs
Scuba & Snorkeling
Castle Zaman ©
Castle Zaman

8
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.
Visit Coptic Orthodox Church and Al Mustafa Mosque for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Off-Road Tours. The adventure continues: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, soak in style at Turkish baths, get outside with The Kite Bubble, and stop by Secret Of Egypt.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Shark Diving

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