60 days in Egypt Itinerary

60 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt trip planner

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Cairo
— 8 nights
Drive
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Taba
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dahab
— 6 nights
Drive
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 8 nights
Taxi to Sharm el-Sheikh, Fly to Hurghada
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Hurghada
— 9 nights
Drive
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Dendera
— 1 night
Drive
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Luxor
— 8 nights
Train
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Edfu
— 2 nights
Train
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Aswan
— 7 nights
Fly
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Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly to Aswan, Taxi to Marsa Alam
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— 7 nights
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Safaris. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara) and Giza (Pyramids of Giza, Great Sphinx, &more). Spend the 14th (Mon) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. On the 15th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Islamic Cairo, view the masterpieces at Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre, stroll around Al-Azhar Park, and admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary).

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cairo trip itinerary planning site.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Cairo. In December in Cairo, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Taba.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Taba

— 2 nights
Taba is a small Egyptian town near the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): play a few rounds at Taba Heights Golf Resort and then explore the historical opulence of Salah El-Din Castle. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an exotic tour of Canyon Motor Safaris and then hike along Wishwashi Canyon.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Taba vacation planner.

Drive from Cairo to Taba in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in December, Taba is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Taba

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Golf · Wildlife

Dahab

— 6 nights
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dahab: Mount Sinai (in Saint Catherine) and Ain Khudra (in Nuweiba). Spend the 18th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 20th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Hole, appreciate the history behind Wadi Zaghara, and see the vivid underwater world at Coral Reefs.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Dahab journey planning site.

Traveling by car from Taba to Dahab takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Taba in December: highs in Dahab hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Sharm El Sheikh

— 8 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. The adventure continues: browse the different shops at SOHO Square, pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral, stroll through Miso Horse Riding Trips, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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.
Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Abu Tig Marina. Take a break from Hurghada with a short trip to Fred Lombard Plongee in Port Safaga, about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, cool off at Jungle Aqua Park, browse the different shops at Senzo Mall, and boost your wellbeing at Planet Spa at Baron Palace Resort Sahl Hasheesh.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Hurghada trip itinerary builder app.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Hurghada, with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dendera.

Things to do in Hurghada

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Dendera

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Dendera Temple Complex.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Dendera itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Hurghada to Dendera takes 3 hours. Traveling from Hurghada in January, expect little chillier with lows of 8°C in Dendera. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Luxor.

Things to do in Dendera

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Luxor

— 8 nights
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: contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak, get answers to all your questions at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, appreciate the history behind Tomb of Queen Nefertari, and stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Luxor travel route planner.

You can drive from Dendera to Luxor in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Edfu.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Edfu

— 2 nights
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. On the 19th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Kanais and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Horus. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Gibel Silsila and then explore the ancient world of Tombs of El kab.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Edfu journey builder site.

Getting from Luxor to Edfu by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In January, daytime highs in Edfu are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Aswan.

Things to do in Edfu

Historic Sites

Aswan

— 7 nights
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
When in Aswan, make a side trip to see Temple of Kom Ombo in Kom Ombo, approximately Kom Ombo away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Philae Temple, see the interesting displays at Animalia, explore the ancient world of Unfinished Obelisk, and head off the coast to Elephantine Island.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Aswan holiday builder tool.

Traveling by train from Edfu to Aswan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Aswan are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Abu Simbel

— 1 night
On the 28th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Abu Simbel trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 10°C. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
Highlights from your 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.
Family-friendly places like Amore Safari and Marsa Mubarak will thrill your kids. Spend the 1st (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Pack the 2nd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Aqua Coraya. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Sharm El Luli, soak in style at Turkish baths, stroll through Elphinstone Reef, and see the vivid underwater world at Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Marsa Alam trip builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Abu Simbel to Marsa Alam takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Abu Simbel in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Marsa Alam, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Egypt travel guide

4.5
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.