56 days in Egypt Itinerary

56 days in Egypt Itinerary

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56 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Cairo
1
Cairo
— 7 nights
bus:  2​h
2
Alexandria
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
3
Saint Catherine
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Taba
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Dahab
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Sharm El Sheikh
— 7 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
7
Hurghada
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Marsa Alam
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
9
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
10
Aswan
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Luxor
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Cairo

7
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: Step Pyramid of Djoser (in Saqqara) and Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, explore the ancient world of Giza Plateau, walk around Al-Azhar Park, and wander the streets of Coptic Cairo.

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

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Cairo. In September, daily temperatures in Cairo can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trips

Giza, Memphis Historical Site, Step Pyramid of Djoser
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to El Alamein (El Alamein War Cemetery & Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, examine the collection at Royal Jewelry Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and pause for some photo ops at St.Mina Monastery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Alexandria itinerary planning site .

Traveling by bus from Cairo to Alexandria takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Cairo in September, plan for little chillier days in Alexandria, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

El Alamein
Highlights from your plan
Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Montazah Gardens ©
Montazah Gardens

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.
Step out of Saint Catherine to go to Al Tur and see moses pool, which is approximately 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of St. Catherine's Monastery, explore the gorgeous colors at Jackson Reef, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ras Mohommed National Park, and tee off at The Cascades at Soma Bay.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Saint Catherine route tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Alexandria to Saint Catherine takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Alexandria in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Saint Catherine, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Taba.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Red Sea and Sinai, Ras Mohommed National Park, moses pool
Highlights from your plan
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai
St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Jackson Reef ©
Jackson Reef

2
nights
Taba

Taba
Taba is a small Egyptian town near the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. On the 22nd (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Castle Zaman and then step into the grandiose world of Salah El-Din Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tee off at Taba Heights Golf Resort and then take in breathtaking views at Coloured Canyon.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Taba sightseeing planning site .

You can take a bus from Saint Catherine to Taba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Dahab.

Things to do in Taba

Historic Sites Golf Outdoors

Side Trip

Coloured Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Salah El-Din Castle
Salah El-Din Castle
Coloured Canyon ©
Coloured Canyon
Castle Zaman ©
Castle Zaman

5
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Change things up with a short trip to Ain Khudra in Nuweiba (about 1h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get outside with Three Pools, push the limits with an extreme tour, and Head underground at Blue Hole.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Dahab sightseeing tool .

You can take a bus from Taba to Dahab in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. September in Dahab sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 32°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Ain Khudra
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs

7
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 nature, wildlife, shopping, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shark's Bay Beach, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in September, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay

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.
Hurghada is known for wildlife, nature, adventure, theme parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a splash at Makadi Water World, step off the mainland to explore Giftun Islands, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hurghada travel planner.

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada by combination of flight and bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins

6
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 14th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Sharm El Luli, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through Marsa Mubarak, and head outdoors with Abu Dabbab Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Marsa Alam road trip planning app .

You can drive from Hurghada to Marsa Alam in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Scuba & Snorkeling
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Abu Simbel route maker website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Marsa Alam to Abu Simbel in 6.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Marsa Alam in October, expect nights in Abu Simbel to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 41°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

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 05 min away). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Philae Temple, get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum, see the interesting displays at Animalia, and steep yourself in history at Nubian Village.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Aswan trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Abu Simbel to Aswan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Aswan can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Temple of Kom Ombo
Highlights from your plan
Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo
Animalia ©
Animalia

7
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Luxor: Dendera Temple Complex (in Dendera), Dendera Temple Complex (in Qena) and Edfu (Gibel Silsila, Temple of Horus at Edfu, & more). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, make a trip to Tomb of Queen Nefertari, appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple, and get advice or help at ACE- Animal Care in Egypt.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Luxor travel planner.

Traveling by car from Aswan to Luxor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Edfu, Dendera Temple Complex, Valley of the Queens, Dendera Temple Complex
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

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