54 days in Egypt Itinerary

54 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Start: Cairo
Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
Hurghada
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Dendera
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Luxor
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
4
Edfu
— 1 night
+2
Train + Taxi + Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  6 h 15 min
6
Marsa Alam
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  5 h
7
Saint Catherine
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Dahab
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Sharm El Sheikh
— 5 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
10
Cairo
— 9 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
11
Aswan
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h 45 min
12
Al Badrashin
— 2 nights
Drive:  8 h 30 min
13
New Valley Governorate
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  15 h
14
Alexandria
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
15
Saqqara
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  8 h 45 min
16
Siwa
— 2 nights
Drive:  9 h 15 min
End: Cairo

5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Mosque El Mina Masjid and Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Giftun Islands. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, explore the world behind art at Sand City, head off the coast to Mahmya Island, and see the interesting displays at Selkhet Papyrus.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Hurghada travel route planner.

Cairo to Hurghada is an approximately 3.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In April in Hurghada, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dendera.

Things to do in Hurghada

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Safaris
Giftun Islands ©
Giftun Islands

1
night
Dendera

Dendera
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Dendera Temple Complex.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Dendera trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Hurghada to Dendera in 3 hours. Traveling from Hurghada in April, you will find days in Dendera are a bit warmer (95°F), and nights are about the same (65°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Luxor.

Things to do in Dendera

Historic Sites
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Dendera Temple Complex
Dendera Temple Complex

5
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Tombs of Ankhtifi and Sobekhotep at El-Moalla, Temple of Khnum, Temple of Amun, and other attractions. Get a sense of the local culture at Temple of Karnak and Luxor Temple. Your inner history buff will appreciate Valley of the Kings and Colossi of Memnon. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, trot along with a tour on horseback, appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenue of Sphinxes, and get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxor planning site.

You can drive from Dendera to Luxor in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Luxor can reach 95°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can take a train to Edfu.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Temple of Khnum
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

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. Kanais has been added to your itinerary. On the 13th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Kanais, explore the ancient world of Gibel Silsila, then delve into the distant past at Tombs of El kab, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Horus.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Edfu day trip tool.

You can take a train from Luxor to Edfu in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 95°F in April, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Edfu

Historic Sites
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Temple of Horus ©
Temple of Horus
Tombs of El kab ©
Tombs of El kab
Kanais ©
Kanais

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
On the 14th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Abu Simbel travel route planning tool.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Edfu to Abu Simbel takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. April in Abu Simbel sees daily highs of 94°F and lows of 66°F at night. You will leave for Marsa Alam on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

4
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.
Get outdoors at Sharm El Luli and Sataya Reef. Spend the 17th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Marsa Mubarak, see the vivid underwater world at Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef, stroll through Elphinstone Reef, and head outdoors with Vivasub diving center.

Start your trip to Marsa Alam by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Abu Simbel to Marsa Alam takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Abu Simbel in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Marsa Alam: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Scuba & Snorkeling
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Catherine's Monastery and Mount Sinai. Get in touch with nature at Ras Mohommed National Park and The Cascades at Soma Bay. There's more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Jackson Reef.

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

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Marsa Alam to Saint Catherine takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Marsa Alam in April, expect Saint Catherine to be slightly colder, temps between 75°F and 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dahab.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Red Sea and Sinai, Ras Mohommed National Park
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai
St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Ras Mohommed National Park ©
Ras Mohommed National Park

4
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Castle Zaman, Ain Khudra and Salah El-Din Castle. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Blue Hole. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Coral Reefs, stop by WICKEDiCANDY, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Dahab trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Saint Catherine to Dahab takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, Dahab is a bit warmer than Saint Catherine - with highs of 88°F and lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Taba, Ain Khudra
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Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Salah El-Din Castle
Salah El-Din Castle
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs

5
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.
Coptic Orthodox Church and The Heavenly Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Na'ama Bay, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ras Um Sid, and pause for some serene contemplation at Al Mustafa Mosque.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh online visit planner.

You can drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Sharm El Sheikh are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 26 — May 1:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Greek Orthodox Church of St. George (Mari Girgis), St Simon the Tanner Monastery, Menkaure Pyramid, and other attractions you added. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pyramids of Giza and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. Step out of the city life by going to Zamalek (Gezira Island) and Nile River. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Great Sphinx (in Giza) and Step Pyramid of Djoser (in Saqqara). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Coptic Cairo, stop by Islamic Cairo, walk around Al-Azhar Park, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cairo trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in May since evenings lows in Cairo dip to 69°F. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Giza, Thebes, Step Pyramid of Djoser
Find places to stay May 1 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

3
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
You've added New Kalabsha, Agilkia Island, Temple of Kom Ombo, and other attractions to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nubian Village and Unfinished Obelisk. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Elephantine Island, admire the engineering at Aswan High Dam, and pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Aswan vacation builder website.

You can fly from Cairo to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Cairo in May, with highs in Aswan at 104°F and lows at 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Al Badrashin.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Temple of Kom Ombo
Find places to stay May 10 — 13:
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo
Nubian Village ©
Nubian Village

2
nights
Al Badrashin

Al Badrashin ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Meidum Pyramid, Pyramids of Dahshour, Mastaba of Mereruka, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Mastaba of Mereruka, explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Dahshour, delve into the distant past at Meidum Pyramid, then appreciate the history behind Mit Rahina Museum, and finally make a trip to Step Pyramid of Djoser.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Al Badrashin vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Aswan to Al Badrashin with the Route module. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New Valley Governorate.

Things to do in Al Badrashin

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saqqara, Pyramids of Dahshour, Meidum Pyramid, Memphis Historical Site
Find places to stay May 13 — 15:
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Step Pyramid of Djoser ©
Step Pyramid of Djoser
Memphis Historical Site ©
Memphis Historical Site
Mastaba of Mereruka ©
Mastaba of Mereruka

2
nights
New Valley Governorate

New Valley Governorate ©
New Valley Governorate is one of the governorates of Egypt. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tombs of the Nobles as well as Dakhla Oasis. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Dakhla Oasis and then stroll the grounds of Tombs of the Nobles.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read New Valley Governorate holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Al Badrashin to New Valley Governorate. On the 17th (Sun), you're off to Alexandria.

Things to do in New Valley Governorate

Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Dakhla Oasis ©
Dakhla Oasis
Tombs of the Nobles ©
Tombs of the Nobles

2
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.
The Monastery of St. Macarius has been added to your itinerary. Get some historical perspective at Fort Qaitbey and Roman Amphitheatre. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bibliotheca Alexandrina and Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Pompey's Pillar and admire the striking features of St. Catherine's Cathedral.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New Valley Governorate to Alexandria takes 15 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in May, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Saqqara.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay May 17 — 20:
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Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa ©
Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina

2
nights
Saqqara

Saqqara ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Al-Fayoum Oasis tours as well as Pyramid of Unas. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): contemplate the long history of Al-Fayoum Oasis tours, then delve into the distant past at Pyramid of Unas, and then explore the ancient world of Mastaba of Ti.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Saqqara trip itinerary site.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Alexandria to Saqqara in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Alexandria in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Saqqara, with highs around 90°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Siwa.

Things to do in Saqqara

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Al-Fayoum Oasis tours
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Step Pyramid of Djoser ©
Step Pyramid of Djoser
Mastaba of Ti ©
Mastaba of Ti
Pyramid of Unas ©
Pyramid of Unas

2
nights
Siwa

Siwa ©
You've now added Mountain of the Dead to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): delve into the distant past at Mountain of the Dead and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Oracle of Amun / Aghurmi.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Siwa tour itinerary builder app.

Getting from Saqqara to Siwa by combination of taxi and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Siwa

Historic Sites
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Mountain of the Dead ©
Mountain of the Dead

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