57 days in Egypt Itinerary

57 days in Egypt Itinerary

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57 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Sharm El Sheikh
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Dahab
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Saint Catherine
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  5​h
4
Marsa Alam
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Hurghada
— 7 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
6
Luxor
— 8 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Edfu
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
8
Aswan
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Cairo
— 7 nights
10
Alexandria
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Perth

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 some cultural insight at Na'ama Bay and St Catherine Shop. Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Shark Diving. And it doesn't end there: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ras Um Sid.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh tour website .

Perth, Australia to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Perth to Sharm El Sheikh. When traveling from Perth in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Sharm El Sheikh: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Shark Diving
Safaris
Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid

5
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Get some historical perspective at Castle Zaman and Salah El-Din Castle. Get outdoors at Coral Reefs and Scuba & Snorkeling. The adventure continues: get outside with Blue Lagoon, explore the striking landscape at Blue Hole, trot along with a tour on horseback, and view the masterpieces at WICKEDiCANDY.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Dahab trip maker app .

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Taba
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs
Castle Zaman ©
Castle Zaman

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Catherine's Monastery and Daedalus Reef Lighthouse. Get outdoors at Mount Sinai and Jackson Reef. Go for a jaunt from Saint Catherine to Al Tur to see moses pool about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios) and explore and take pictures at The Cascades at Soma Bay.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint Catherine trip planner .

You can drive from Dahab to Saint Catherine in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Dahab in January, plan for little chillier days in Saint Catherine, with highs around 17°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Red Sea and Sinai, moses pool
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St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai
Jackson Reef ©
Jackson Reef

7
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seaworld Diving Center and Abu Dabbab Beach. Visiting Elphinstone Reef and El Qulan Mangrove Forest will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marsa Shoona Bay, get engrossed in the history at Astronomy Center, don't miss a visit to Shaab Marsa Alam, and head outdoors with Vivasub diving center.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Marsa Alam travel website .

Getting from Saint Catherine to Marsa Alam by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Saint Catherine in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Marsa Alam: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hurghada.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Abu Dabbab Beach ©
Abu Dabbab Beach
Seaworld Diving Center ©
Seaworld Diving Center
Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mosque El Mina Masjid and Sayed Tour. Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Parasailing & Paragliding. On the 22nd (Wed), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Spend the 25th (Sat) riding across the waves with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. The adventure continues: trot along with a tour on horseback, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, head outdoors with Zone Multisports, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hurghada trip tool .

You can drive from Marsa Alam to Hurghada in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parasailing & Paragliding
Speed Boats Tours

8
nights
Luxor

Luxor
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
You'll explore and learn at Imhotep Alabaster Luxor and Caravanserai. Visit Temple of Karnak and Avenue of Sphinxes for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Luxor: Qena (Dendera Temple Complex & Temple of Hathor at Dendera), Temple Khatkhor (in Dendera) and Tombs of the Nobles (in Al Asasif). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Medinet Habu, contemplate the long history of Howard Carter House, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, and appreciate the history behind Luxor Temple.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Luxor trip planner.

Take a bus from Hurghada to Luxor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Luxor when traveling from Hurghada in January, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Edfu.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Dendera Temple Complex, Dendera Temple Complex, Valley of the Queens, Tombs of the Nobles
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Tomb of Ramses VI
Tomb of Ramses VI
Dendera Temple Complex ©
Dendera Temple Complex
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Tombs of El kab, delve into the distant past at Kanais, and then delve into the distant past at Temple of Horus at Edfu.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Edfu trip planner .

Getting from Luxor to Edfu by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. February in Edfu sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Aswan.

Things to do in Edfu

Historic Sites
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Temple of Horus at Edfu ©
Temple of Horus at Edfu
Kanais ©
Kanais

4
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Temple of Kom Ombo and Qubbet el-Hawa will appeal to history buffs. Nubian Museum and New Kalabsha are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Animalia, head off the coast to Elephantine Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, and delve into the distant past at Agilkia Island.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Aswan online route planner .

Traveling by train from Edfu to Aswan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Temple of Kom Ombo
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Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo
Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum
Animalia ©
Animalia

7
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.
For shopping fun, head to Khan Al-Khalili or Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre. Pyramids of Giza and Old City (Coptic Cairo) will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Giza (Great Sphinx, Solar Boat Museum, & more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, deepen your understanding at Mosque of Al-Azhar, browse the exhibits of Oum El Dounia Gallery, and take a stroll through Islamic Cairo.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cairo trip planner.

You can fly from Aswan to Cairo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Aswan in February, expect nights in Cairo to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Giza, Step Pyramid of Djoser, Memphis Historical Site
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Step Pyramid of Djoser ©
Step Pyramid of Djoser
Coptic Cairo ©
Coptic Cairo

5
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.
Shop till you drop at Alexandria Library and Carrefour City Center. Step off the beaten path and head to Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte and St.Mina Monastery. When in Alexandria, make a side trip to see El Alamein War Cemetery in El Alamein, approximately 1h 55 min away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, contemplate the long history of Fort Qaitbey, take an in-depth tour of El Kobba El Samaweya, and explore the galleries of Mohamed El Masry Gallery.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Alexandria journey planner .

Take a bus from Cairo to Alexandria in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In February in Alexandria, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Alexandria

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

El Alamein
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Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
El Alamein War Cemetery ©
El Alamein War Cemetery
Alexandria National Museum ©
Alexandria National Museum

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