58 days in Egypt Itinerary

58 days in Egypt Itinerary

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58 days in Egypt Itinerary

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

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bibliotheca Alexandrina and Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa. Popular historic sites such as Fort Qaitbey and Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Mamoura Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Montazah Palace Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi, and delve into the distant past at Pompey's Pillar.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Alexandria trip planner .

London, UK to Alexandria is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. When traveling from London in April, plan for much warmer days in Alexandria, with highs around 29°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Pompey's Pillar ©
Pompey's Pillar

2
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): Head underground at Blue Hole. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dahab trip planner .

Getting from Alexandria to Dahab by combination of taxi, flight, and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Alexandria in April; daily highs in Dahab reach 36°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole

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.
Get in touch with nature at Na'ama Bay and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Shark's Bay Beach and The Stable. And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at SOHO Square, enjoy some friendly competition at Bowling at Soho Square, stroll through Ras Um Sid, and kick back and relax at Mangrove Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh day trip app .

Getting from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In April, daytime highs in Sharm El Sheikh are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square

8
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.
Get in touch with nature at Sharm El Luli and Gebel El Rosas. We've included these beaches for you: Marsa Mubarak and Marsa Shoona Bay. There's lots more to do: fulfill a lifelong dream with Seaworld Diving Center, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take an in-depth tour of Astronomy Center, and see the vivid underwater world at Elphinstone Reef.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Marsa Alam trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Sharm El Sheikh to Marsa Alam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hurghada.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Seaworld Diving Center ©
Seaworld Diving Center
Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak

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 a sense of the local culture at El Dahar and Mosque El Mina Masjid. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Swim with Dolphins. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Sharm El Naga, cruise along Habiba Horse, head off the coast to Mahmya Island, and play a few rounds at Madinat Makadi Golf Resort.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hurghada trip itinerary app .

Getting from Marsa Alam to Hurghada by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in May, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Qena.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins
Giftun Islands ©
Giftun Islands

1
night
Qena

Qena
Qena is a city in Upper Egypt, and the capital of the Qena Governorate. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the ancient world of Dendera Temple Complex, explore the ancient world of Temple Khatkhor, and then delve into the distant past at Temple of Hathor at Dendera.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Qena attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Hurghada to Qena takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from Hurghada in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Qena: temperatures range from 45°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Qena

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dendera Temple Complex
Highlights from your plan
Dendera Temple Complex
Dendera Temple Complex

8
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Get some cultural insight at Temple of Karnak and Luxor Temple. Popular historic sites such as Valley of the Kings and Avenue of Sphinxes are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, explore the ancient world of Colossi of Memnon, get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, and steep yourself in history at Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Luxor trip website .

You can drive from Qena to Luxor in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Luxor can reach 45°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Aswan.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

5
nights
Aswan

Aswan
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Temple of Kom Ombo and Unfinished Obelisk. Get in touch with nature at Nile River and Kitchner's Island. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Temple of Philae, step off the mainland to explore Agilkia, admire the natural beauty at Aswan Botanical Garden, and take an in-depth tour of Nubian Museum.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Aswan trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Luxor to Aswan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 47°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Temple of Kom Ombo, Nile River
Highlights from your plan
Nile River
Nile River
Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo

2
nights
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Abu Simbel travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 47°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

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

11
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Egyptian Antiquities Museum and The Coptic Museum. Get some cultural insight at Old City (Coptic Cairo) and Khafre's Pyramid. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Great Sphinx & Meidum Pyramid). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Islamic Cairo, delve into the distant past at Memphis Historical Site, admire the landmark architecture of Step Pyramid of Djoser, and steep yourself in history at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cairo trip planner .

You can fly from Abu Simbel to Cairo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Abu Simbel in June, expect Cairo to be slightly colder, temps between 40°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trips

Giza, Meidum Pyramid, Step Pyramid of Djoser, Memphis Historical Site
Highlights from your plan
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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