60 days in Egypt & Darjeeling Itinerary

60 days in Egypt & Darjeeling Itinerary

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Luxor, Egypt
— 6 nights
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Kom Ombo, Egypt
— 1 night
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Marsa Alam, Egypt
— 8 nights
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El Quseir, Egypt
— 1 night
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Hurghada, Egypt
— 9 nights
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 7 nights
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Dahab, Egypt
— 5 nights
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Saint Catherine, Egypt
— 3 nights
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Taba, Egypt
— 2 nights
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Cairo, Egypt
— 7 nights
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Darjeeling, India
— 10 nights

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Luxor, Egypt

Luxor
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Valley of the Artisans (Deir el-Medina) and Avenue of Sphinxes. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Temple of Karnak and Valley of the Kings. When in Luxor, make a side trip to see Temple of Horus in Edfu, approximately Edfu away. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Tomb of Ramses III, get all the information you need at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Luxor travel planner.

Sohag to Luxor is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In October, daytime highs in Luxor are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kom Ombo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

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Tomb of Ramses III
Tomb of Ramses III
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu
Temple of Horus ©
Temple of Horus

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Kom Ombo, Egypt

Kom Ombo ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Temple of Kom Ombo.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kom Ombo vacation tool.

Drive from Luxor to Kom Ombo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daytime highs in Kom Ombo are 42°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Kom Ombo

Historic Sites
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Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo

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Marsa Alam, Egypt

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Abu Dabbab Beach and Sataya Reef. Get in touch with nature at Amore Safari and Elphinstone Reef. There's lots more to do: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, enjoy the sand and surf at Marsa Mubarak, get outside with Vivasub diving center, and see the vivid underwater world at Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Marsa Alam online route planner.

Drive from Kom Ombo to Marsa Alam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kom Ombo in October, expect nights in Marsa Alam to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to El Quseir.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
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Shark Diving
Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef
Abu Dabbab Beach ©
Abu Dabbab Beach

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El Quseir, Egypt

Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque Shaykh Al-Farran, then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and then slough off your stress at Planet Spa at Sentido Oriental Dream Resort.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our El Quseir online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Marsa Alam to El Quseir takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hurghada.

Things to do in El Quseir

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Spas
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Shark Diving

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Hurghada, Egypt

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 Mosque El Mina Masjid and Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda. Escape the urban bustle at Carless Reef and Sharm El Naga. Take a break from Hurghada with a short trip to El-Mallah in Safaga, about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: boost your wellbeing at Planet Spa at Baron Palace Resort Sahl Hasheesh, cool off at Makadi Water World, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Hurghada vacation maker site.

Getting from El Quseir to Hurghada by car takes about 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Hurghada are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Carless Reef ©
Carless Reef
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sharm El Naga ©
Sharm El Naga

7
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Sharm El Sheikh ©

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ras Um Sid and Al Mustafa Mosque. Get outdoors at El Fanar and Safaris. The adventure continues: see Off-Road Tours, join the crowd at Ghibli Raceway, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and head outdoors with Subacquei Clandestini CCF Sharm.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh tour planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid
The Heavenly Cathedral ©
The Heavenly Cathedral
El Fanar ©
El Fanar

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Dahab, Egypt

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Discover out-of-the-way places like Coral Reefs and Sinai Inside. There's still lots to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, view the masterpieces at WICKEDiCANDY, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Dahab day trip planning website.

You can drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Dahab are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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Saint Catherine, Egypt

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mount Sinai and Serabit el-Khadim Mountain. Step out of the city life by going to Ras Mohommed National Park and Jackson Reef. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Saint Catherine road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Saint Catherine takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Dahab in November, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Saint Catherine: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Taba.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai
Ras Mohommed National Park ©
Ras Mohommed National Park
Jackson Reef ©
Jackson Reef

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Taba, Egypt

Taba ©
Taba is a small Egyptian town near the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Salah El-Din Castle and then step into the grandiose world of Castle Zaman. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Wishwashi Canyon and then explore the stunning scenery at Coloured Canyon.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Taba online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Saint Catherine to Taba in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cairo.

Things to do in Taba

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Castle Zaman ©
Castle Zaman
Coloured Canyon ©
Coloured Canyon
Salah El-Din Castle
Salah El-Din Castle

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Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©

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.
Get outdoors at Maktub Travel and Nile River. Explore hidden gems such as Bent Pyramid and Al-Azhar Park. Explore Cairo's surroundings by going to Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara) and Giza (Pyramids of Giza, Giza Plateau, &more). There's much more to do: stop by Coptic Cairo, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, explore the ancient world of Memphis Historical Site, and don't miss a visit to Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cairo online tour planner.

Drive from Taba to Cairo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Cairo can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Bent Pyramid ©
Bent Pyramid
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

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Darjeeling, India

Darjeeling ©

Queen of the Hills

The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
Japanese Peace Pagoda and Everest Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Darjeeling Private Day Tours. Explore Darjeeling's surroundings by going to Kalimpong (Mangal Dham Pranami Temple, Tharpa Choling Monastery, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakal Temple, deepen your understanding at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, get outside with Lake View Nest, and look for all kinds of wild species at Snow Leopard Breeding Centre.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Darjeeling trip maker tool.

You can fly from Cairo to Darjeeling in 17 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to India Standard Time is 3.5 hours. When traveling from Cairo in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Darjeeling, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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Japanese Peace Pagoda ©
Japanese Peace Pagoda
Chowrasta ©
Chowrasta
Mahakal Temple ©
Mahakal Temple

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