60 days in Egypt Itinerary

60 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Cairo
— 9 nights
2
Taba
— 2 nights
3
Saint Catherine
— 3 nights
4
Dahab
— 6 nights
5
Sharm El Sheikh
— 8 nights
6
Hurghada
— 7 nights
7
Dendera
— 1 night
8
New Valley Governorate
— 2 nights
9
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
10
Aswan
— 6 nights
11
Edfu
— 2 nights
12
Luxor
— 10 nights

9
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 Cairo's surroundings by going to Saqqara (Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids & Step Pyramid of Djoser) and Giza (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, stop by Coptic Cairo, view the masterpieces at Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre, and admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary).

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cairo holiday builder tool.

Louisville, USA to Cairo is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Louisville to Cairo is 7 hours. In January, Cairo is much hotter than Louisville - with highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F. On the 21st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Taba.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Taba

Taba ©
Taba is a small Egyptian town near the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. On the 22nd (Fri), tee off at Taba Heights Golf Resort and then explore the historical opulence of Salah El-Din Castle. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wishwashi Canyon and then take in breathtaking views at Coloured Canyon.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Taba trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Cairo to Taba in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Taba

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Coloured Canyon
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Taba Heights Golf Resort ©
Taba Heights Golf Resort
Salah El-Din Castle
Salah El-Din Castle
Coloured Canyon ©
Coloured Canyon

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.
Spend the 26th (Tue) exploring nature at Ras Mohommed National Park. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at St. Catherine's Monastery, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Sinai, enjoy the sea views from Daedalus Reef Lighthouse, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios).

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Saint Catherine visit planner.

Getting from Taba to Saint Catherine by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Saint Catherine can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dahab.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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

6
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Spend the 29th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 30th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: Head underground at Blue Hole, take in the exciting artwork at WICKEDiCANDY, head outdoors with Blue Lagoon, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Dahab trip builder site.

Getting from Saint Catherine to Dahab by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Saint Catherine in January, you will find days in Dahab are a bit warmer (72°F), and nights are warmer (58°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole
Safaris

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.
Sharm El Sheikh is known for wildlife, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, explore by horseback at Miso Horse Riding Trips, make a trip to Soho Square Dancing Fountain, and wander the streets of Na'ama Bay.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh trip maker.

You can drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Sharm El Sheikh sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
The Heavenly Cathedral ©
The Heavenly Cathedral

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hurghada side-trips: Fred Lombard Plongee (in Port Safaga) and El-Mallah (in Safaga). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get outside with Kite Family El Gouna, trot along with a tour on horseback, and step off the mainland to explore Giftun Islands.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Hurghada day trip app.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Hurghada when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in February, with lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dendera.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Fred Lombard Plongee, El-Mallah
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hurghada Marina ©
Hurghada Marina
Abu Tig Marina ©
Abu Tig Marina

1
night
Dendera

Dendera
On the 17th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Dendera Temple Complex.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Dendera online holiday planner.

Drive from Hurghada to Dendera in 3 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Dendera when traveling from Hurghada in February, with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New Valley Governorate.

Things to do in Dendera

Historic Sites
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Dendera Temple Complex
Dendera Temple Complex

2
nights
New Valley Governorate

New Valley Governorate ©
New Valley Governorate is one of the governorates of Egypt. New Valley Governorate is known for nature, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's extreme beauty at Sahara Desert.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the New Valley Governorate day trip site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Dendera to New Valley Governorate. You'll set off for Abu Simbel on the 20th (Sat).

Things to do in New Valley Governorate

Nature · Parks
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Sahara Desert ©
Sahara Desert

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

Plan trip to Abu Simbel with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

The Route module can help you plan travel from New Valley Governorate to Abu Simbel. In February, daily temperatures in Abu Simbel can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

6
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Go for a jaunt from Aswan to Kom Ombo to see Temple of Kom Ombo about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Philae Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Animalia, and contemplate the long history of Nubian Village.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Aswan trip planner.

Getting from Abu Simbel to Aswan by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Edfu.

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

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Tombs of El kab and then explore the ancient world of Kanais. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): explore the ancient world of Gibel Silsila, stop by Edfu Sound and Light Show, and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Horus.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Edfu trip website.

You can take a train from Aswan to Edfu in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Edfu when traveling from Aswan in February, with lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Luxor.

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

10
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: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu.

For maps and tourist information, refer to the Luxor trip planner.

You can take a train from Edfu to Luxor in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March in Luxor, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 58°F at night. You will leave for home on the 11th (Thu).

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
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Tomb of Queen Nefertari ©
Tomb of Queen Nefertari
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

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