60 days in Egypt Itinerary

60 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cairo
— 9 nights
2
Taba
— 2 nights
3
Saint Catherine
— 3 nights
4
Dahab
— 6 nights
5
Sharm El Sheikh
— 8 nights
6
Hurghada
— 7 nights
7
Dendera
— 1 night
8
New Valley Governorate
— 2 nights
9
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
10
Aswan
— 6 nights
11
Edfu
— 2 nights
12
Luxor
— 10 nights

9
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 Cairo's surroundings by going to Giza (Great Sphinx, Pyramids of Giza, &more) and Step Pyramid of Djoser (in Saqqara). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Muhammad Ali, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cairo tour itinerary planning site.

Louisville, USA to Cairo is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Louisville to Cairo, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Louisville in January; daily highs in Cairo reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Taba.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Taba

Taba ©
Taba is a small Egyptian town near the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. On the 22nd (Fri), tee off at Taba Heights Golf Resort and then explore the historical opulence of Salah El-Din Castle. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wishwashi Canyon and then take in breathtaking views at Coloured Canyon.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Taba trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Cairo to Taba in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Taba

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Coloured Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Taba Heights Golf Resort ©
Taba Heights Golf Resort
Salah El-Din Castle
Salah El-Din Castle
Coloured Canyon ©
Coloured Canyon

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.
Spend the 26th (Tue) exploring nature at Ras Mohommed National Park. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at St. Catherine's Monastery, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Sinai, enjoy the sea views from Daedalus Reef Lighthouse, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios).

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Saint Catherine visit planner.

Getting from Taba to Saint Catherine by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Saint Catherine can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dahab.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

6
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Spend the 29th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 30th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: Head underground at Blue Hole, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, see the vivid underwater world at Coral Reefs, and head outdoors with Blue Lagoon.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Dahab trip builder site.

Getting from Saint Catherine to Dahab by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Saint Catherine in January, you will find days in Dahab are a bit warmer (°F), and nights are warmer (°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole
Safaris

8
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 wildlife, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Outdoor Activities, see Off-Road Tours, buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Coptic Orthodox Church.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
Safaris

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hurghada side-trips: Fred Lombard Plongee (in Port Safaga) and El-Mallah (in Safaga). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get outside with Kite Family El Gouna, trot along with a tour on horseback, and step off the mainland to explore Giftun Islands.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Hurghada day trip app.

Traveling by car from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Hurghada when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in February, with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dendera.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Fred Lombard Plongee, El-Mallah
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hurghada Marina ©
Hurghada Marina
Abu Tig Marina ©
Abu Tig Marina

1
night
Dendera

Dendera
On the 17th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Dendera Temple Complex.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Dendera online holiday planner.

Drive from Hurghada to Dendera in 3 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Dendera when traveling from Hurghada in February, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New Valley Governorate.

Things to do in Dendera

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dendera Temple Complex
Dendera Temple Complex

2
nights
New Valley Governorate

New Valley Governorate ©
New Valley Governorate is one of the governorates of Egypt. New Valley Governorate is known for nature, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's extreme beauty at Sahara Desert.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the New Valley Governorate day trip site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Dendera to New Valley Governorate. You'll set off for Abu Simbel on the 20th (Sat).

Things to do in New Valley Governorate

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sahara Desert ©
Sahara Desert

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

Plan trip to Abu Simbel with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

The Route module can help you plan travel from New Valley Governorate to Abu Simbel. In February, daily temperatures in Abu Simbel can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

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

6
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Go for a jaunt from Aswan to Kom Ombo to see Temple of Kom Ombo about 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Philae Temple, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, don't miss a visit to Aswan Sculpture Park, and get engrossed in the history at Nubian Museum.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Aswan trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Abu Simbel to Aswan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daytime highs in Aswan are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Edfu.

Things to do in Aswan

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Temple of Kom Ombo
Highlights from your plan
Elephantine Island ©
Elephantine Island
Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo

2
nights
Edfu

Edfu ©
Edfu is an Egyptian city, located on the west bank of the Nile River between Esna and Aswan, with a population of approximately sixty thousand people. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Tombs of El kab and then explore the ancient world of Kanais. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): explore the ancient world of Gibel Silsila, stop by Edfu Sound and Light Show, and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Horus.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Edfu trip website.

You can take a train from Aswan to Edfu in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Edfu when traveling from Aswan in February, with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Luxor.

Things to do in Edfu

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Horus ©
Temple of Horus
Tombs of El kab ©
Tombs of El kab
Kanais ©
Kanais

10
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Luxor is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu.

For maps and tourist information, refer to the Luxor trip planner.

You can take a train from Edfu to Luxor in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March in Luxor, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. You will leave for home on the 11th (Thu).

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Tomb of Queen Nefertari ©
Tomb of Queen Nefertari
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

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