60 days in Egypt Itinerary

60 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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.
When in Hurghada, make a side trip to see El-Mallah in Safaga, approximately Safaga away. Spend the 2nd (Wed) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. The adventure continues: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, head off the coast to Giftun Islands, get outside with Zone Multisports, and go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hurghada trip builder tool.

Cape Town, South Africa to Hurghada is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Cape Town in September, with highs in Hurghada at 43°C and lows at 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

El-Mallah
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Safaris
Hurghada Marina ©
Hurghada Marina

7
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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak, explore the ancient world of Colossi of Memnon, get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Luxor day trip planning tool.

Getting from Hurghada to Luxor by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. In September, daytime highs in Luxor are 46°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
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ACE - Animal Care in Egypt ©
ACE - Animal Care in Egypt
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

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 5 min away). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Philae Temple, see human ingenuity at work at Aswan High Dam, contemplate the long history of Nubian Village, and delve into the distant past at Monastery of St. Simeon.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Aswan trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Luxor to Aswan by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Aswan can reach 47°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Temple of Kom Ombo
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo
Nubian Village ©
Nubian Village

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): contemplate the long history of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Abu Simbel day trip planning site.

You can fly from Aswan to Abu Simbel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Abu Simbel sees daily highs of 46°C and lows of 30°C at night. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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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.
Spend the 23rd (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Sharm El Luli, see the vivid underwater world at Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marsa Shoona Bay, and get outside with Vivasub diving center.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Marsa Alam trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Abu Simbel to Marsa Alam takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Abu Simbel in September: highs in Marsa Alam hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Scuba & Snorkeling
Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef

4
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.
Spend the 29th (Tue) exploring nature at Ras Mohommed National Park. There's much more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Jackson Reef, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Sinai, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios), and tour the pleasant surroundings at Serabit el-Khadim Mountain.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Catherine trip builder website.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Marsa Alam to Saint Catherine in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Marsa Alam in September, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Saint Catherine. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Red Sea and Sinai, South Sinai
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Ras Mohommed National Park ©
Ras Mohommed National Park
Jackson Reef ©
Jackson Reef
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai

5
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
When in Dahab, make a side trip to see Salah El-Din Castle in Taba, approximately Taba away. Spend the 3rd (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 7th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Blue Hole, push the limits with an extreme tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Reefs.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Dahab sightseeing planning site.

You can drive from Saint Catherine to Dahab in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Saint Catherine in October: high temperatures in Dahab hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Salah El-Din Castle
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole
Salah El-Din Castle
Salah El-Din Castle

8
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 8th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at SOHO Square, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shark's Bay Beach, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

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Getting from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October in Sharm El Sheikh, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Alexandria is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Fort Qaitbey, take an in-depth tour of El Kobba El Samaweya, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St.Mina Monastery, and see the interesting displays at Royal Jewelry Museum.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, read Alexandria attractions planning site.

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Alexandria by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in October, expect Alexandria to be little chillier, temps between 33°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cairo.

Things to do in Alexandria

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Montazah Gardens ©
Montazah Gardens

8
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 (Great Sphinx, Pyramids of Giza, &more) and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara). Spend the 25th (Sun) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. On the 28th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, explore the activities along Nile River, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, and walk around Al-Azhar Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Cairo tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Alexandria to Cairo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Giza, Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
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Photography Tours
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza

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