60 days in Egypt & Darjeeling Itinerary

60 days in Egypt & Darjeeling Itinerary

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Luxor, Egypt
— 6 nights
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Kom Ombo, Egypt
— 1 night
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Marsa Alam, Egypt
— 8 nights
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El Quseir, Egypt
— 1 night
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Hurghada, Egypt
— 9 nights
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 7 nights
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Dahab, Egypt
— 5 nights
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Saint Catherine, Egypt
— 3 nights
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Taba, Egypt
— 2 nights
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Cairo, Egypt
— 7 nights
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Darjeeling, India
— 10 nights
Drive to Bagdogra Airport, Fly to Sohag

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Luxor, Egypt

— 6 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina) and Tomb of Ramses VI. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tomb of Ramses III and Temple of Horus. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenue of Sphinxes, get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, and stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Luxor day trip planner.

Sohag to Luxor is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In October, daytime highs in Luxor are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Kom Ombo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

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Kom Ombo, Egypt

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Temple of Kom Ombo.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kom Ombo vacation tool.

Drive from Luxor to Kom Ombo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daytime highs in Kom Ombo are 42°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Kom Ombo

Historic Sites
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Marsa Alam, Egypt

— 8 nights
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Abu Dabbab Beach and Elphinstone Reef. Get in touch with nature at Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef and Shark Diving. There's lots more to do: take an exotic tour of Amore Safari, enjoy the sand and surf at Marsa Mubarak, get outside with Vivasub diving center, and stroll through El Qulan Mangrove Forest.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Marsa Alam online route planner.

Drive from Kom Ombo to Marsa Alam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kom Ombo in October, expect nights in Marsa Alam to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to El Quseir.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
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El Quseir, Egypt

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque Shaykh Al-Farran, then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and then slough off your stress at Planet Spa at Sentido Oriental Dream Resort.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our El Quseir online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Marsa Alam to El Quseir takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hurghada.

Things to do in El Quseir

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Spas
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Hurghada, Egypt

— 9 nights
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 a sense of the local culture at Mosque El Mina Masjid and Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda. Escape the urban bustle at Parasailing & Paragliding and Safaris. Take a break from Hurghada with a short trip to El-Mallah in Safaga, about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Carless Reef, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, cool off at Makadi Water World, and head outdoors with Zone Multisports.

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You can drive from El Quseir to Hurghada in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

— 7 nights

City of Peace

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and El Fanar. Visit Al Mustafa Mosque and The Heavenly Cathedral for their historical value. The adventure continues: stroll through Ras Um Sid, join the crowd at Ghibli Raceway, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and get outside with The Kite Bubble.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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Dahab, Egypt

— 5 nights
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 Scuba & Snorkeling and Coral Reefs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Three Pools. Spend the 6th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: get outside with Blue Lagoon, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, view the masterpieces at WICKEDiCANDY, and see Sinai Inside.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Dahab day trip planning website.

You can drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Dahab are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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Saint Catherine, Egypt

— 3 nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mount Sinai and Serabit el-Khadim Mountain. Step out of the city life by going to Ras Mohommed National Park and Jackson Reef. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Saint Catherine road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Saint Catherine takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Dahab in November, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Saint Catherine: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Taba.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Taba, Egypt

— 2 nights
Taba is a small Egyptian town near the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Salah El-Din Castle and then step into the grandiose world of Castle Zaman. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Wishwashi Canyon and then explore the stunning scenery at Coloured Canyon.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Taba online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Saint Catherine to Taba in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cairo.

Things to do in Taba

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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Cairo, Egypt

— 7 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

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.
Get outdoors at Nile River and Maktub Travel. Explore hidden gems such as Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids and Bent Pyramid. Explore Cairo's surroundings by going to Giza (Pyramids of Giza, Giza Plateau, &more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Coptic Cairo, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, walk around Al-Azhar Park, and contemplate the long history of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cairo online tour planner.

Drive from Taba to Cairo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Cairo can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to fly to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Darjeeling, India

— 10 nights

Queen of the Hills

The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
Mahakal Temple and Ghoom Monastery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary. Explore Darjeeling's surroundings by going to Kalimpong (Mangal Dham Pranami Temple, Tharpa Choling Monastery, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Japanese Peace Pagoda, deepen your understanding at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, get a dose of the wild on Darjeeling Private Day Tours, and fly like a bird with Darjeeling Paragliding - Private Flights.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Darjeeling trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Darjeeling takes 16.5 hours. You'll lose 3.5 hours traveling from Cairo to Darjeeling due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cairo in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Darjeeling, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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Egypt travel guide

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Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Monuments
Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.