60 days in Egypt Itinerary

60 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Start: Knoxville
Fly:  21 h
1
Cairo
— 7 nights
Bus:  2 h
2
Alexandria
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Hurghada
— 9 nights
Bus:  2 h 30 min
4
Luxor
— 8 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Aswan
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
6
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  6 h 15 min
7
Marsa Alam
— 7 nights
Fly + Taxi:  5 h
8
Saint Catherine
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
9
Dahab
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
10
Sharm El Sheikh
— 8 nights
Fly:  23 h 15 min
End: Knoxville

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 Pyramids of Giza. Explore hidden gems such as Coptic Cairo and Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre. Change things up with a short trip to Great Sphinx in Giza (about 34 minutes away). There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, explore the activities along Nile River, steep yourself in history at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, 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 90°F and lows at 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can catch the bus 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 El Prince Serour are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mohamed El Masry Gallery and Orouba Mall. And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Bahgat Gallery, visit ElMadina Arts, admire the striking features of St. Catherine's Cathedral, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Alexandria trip app.

You can take a bus from Cairo to Alexandria in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Cairo in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Alexandria: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 65°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 Careless Reef. 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 2 hours away). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Sharm El Naga, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda, see Off-Road Tours, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hurghada attractions tool.

You can fly from Alexandria to Hurghada in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Alexandria in May, with highs in Hurghada at 95°F and lows at 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow 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 Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina) are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak, explore the world behind art at Art Museum, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, and get engrossed in the history at Karnak Open Air Museum.

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Traveling by bus from Hurghada to Luxor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Hurghada in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Luxor: temperatures range from 102°F by day to 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Temple of Horus
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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 Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El-Tabia Mosque, explore the ancient world of Philae Temple, and step off the mainland to explore Agilkia Island.

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Drive from Luxor to Aswan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 108°F, and evening lows to 81°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 Parks

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 see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Abu Simbel online day trip planner.

You can fly from Aswan to Abu Simbel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 105°F in June, and nighttime lows around 78°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
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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.
Relax by the water at Marsa Shoona Bay and Sharm El Luli. Get in touch with nature at Abu Dabbab Beach and Sataya Reef. Next up on the itinerary: explore the gorgeous colors at Elphinstone Reef, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and kick back and relax at Gebel El Rosas.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, 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 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Abu Simbel in June, you will find days in Marsa Alam are slightly colder (95°F), and nights are about the same (81°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
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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.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint Catherine trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Marsa Alam to Saint Catherine in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Marsa Alam in June: high temperatures in Saint Catherine hover around 88°F and lows are around 64°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
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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 Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. 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 50 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at WICKEDiCANDY.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, 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 99°F and lows about 81°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
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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 find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, 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 99°F, and evening lows to 81°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
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Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Shark Diving

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