58 days in Egypt Itinerary

58 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Alexandria
— 4 nights
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Cairo
— 8 nights
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Abu Simbel
— 1 night
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Aswan
— 4 nights
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Luxor
— 7 nights
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Marsa Alam
— 7 nights
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Hurghada
— 9 nights
Fly to Sharm el-Sheikh, Taxi to Saint Catherine
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Saint Catherine
— 3 nights
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Dahab
— 5 nights
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 9 nights
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Alexandria

— 4 nights

Mediterranean's Bride

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.
Attractions like Montazah Gardens and Taverna make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Alexandria with a short trip to Dahab reef in Kawm ad Dahab, about 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Pompey's Pillar, steep yourself in history at Fort Qaitbey, stop by CREDO, and get engrossed in the history at Alexandria National Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Alexandria trip itinerary builder website.

Doha, Qatar to Alexandria is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Doha to Alexandria. When traveling from Doha in May, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Alexandria: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cairo.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Cairo

— 8 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

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.
Attractions like The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Safaris make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara) and Giza (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza). Spend the 21st (Fri) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. On the 22nd (Sat), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, walk around Al-Azhar Park, look for gifts at Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairo holiday builder site.

Getting from Alexandria to Cairo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Alexandria in May: highs in Cairo hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Abu Simbel

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Abu Simbel vacation app.

You can fly from Cairo to Abu Simbel in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Cairo in May; daily highs in Abu Simbel reach 46°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Aswan

— 4 nights
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Step out of Aswan with an excursion to Temple of Kom Ombo in Kom Ombo--about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Philae Temple, head off the coast to Agilkia Island, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, and examine the collection at Animalia.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Aswan trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Abu Simbel to Aswan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Aswan can reach 47°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Luxor

— 7 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Change things up with a short trip to Dendera Temple Complex in Dendera (about 1h 30 min away). Spend the 3rd (Thu) floating through the air with a balloon tour. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, appreciate the history behind Tomb of Queen Nefertari, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Luxor visit planner.

Getting from Aswan to Luxor by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 45°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Marsa Alam

— 7 nights
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.
Bring the kids along to Amore Safari and Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef. The adventure continues: stroll through Sharm El Luli, get engrossed in the history at Astronomy Center, head outdoors with Abu Dabbab Beach, and see the vivid underwater world at Elphinstone Reef.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Marsa Alam trip maker website.

You can fly from Luxor to Marsa Alam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Luxor in June, expect nights in Marsa Alam to be about the same, around 32°C, while days are slightly colder, around 41°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hurghada.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Hurghada

— 9 nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Go for a jaunt from Hurghada to Port Safaga to see Fred Lombard Plongee about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: test the waters at Planet Spa at Baron Palace Resort Sahl Hasheesh, see the vivid underwater world at Carless Reef, get outside with Zone Multisports, and step off the mainland to explore Omo Gamaar.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hurghada day trip planner.

Drive from Marsa Alam to Hurghada in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 44°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Saint Catherine

— 3 nights
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.
Bring the kids along to Ras Mohommed National Park and Jackson Reef. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Sinai, explore the ancient world of Serabit el-Khadim Mountain, and visit a coastal fixture at Daedalus Reef Lighthouse.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint Catherine trip planner.

Getting from Hurghada to Saint Catherine by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Hurghada in June, expect Saint Catherine to be little chillier, temps between 36°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dahab

— 5 nights
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 Nature Travel Egypt Tour - Day Tours in Nuweiba (about 1h 10 min away). Spend the 24th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 26th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Blue Hole, push the limits with an extreme tour, get outside with Blue Lagoon, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Coral Reefs.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Dahab visit planner.

Getting from Saint Catherine to Dahab by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Saint Catherine in June, with highs in Dahab at 43°C and lows at 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Sharm El Sheikh

— 9 nights

City of Peace

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.
Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at SOHO Square, get outside with Subacquei Clandestini CCF Sharm, kick back and relax at Ras Um Sid, and admire the striking features of Al Mustafa Mosque.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh day trip website.

You can drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Sharm El Sheikh sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Egypt travel guide

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Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Monuments
Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.