60 days in Egypt Itinerary

60 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt journey planner

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Alexandria
— 1 night
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Port Said
— 1 night
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Mersa Matruh
— 2 nights
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Bus to Alexandria, Taxi to Borg El Arab, Fly to El Quseir
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El Quseir
— 2 nights
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Marsa Alam
— 8 nights
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Dahab
— 2 nights
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Taba
— 2 nights
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Saint Catherine
— 2 nights
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 10 nights
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Hurghada
— 11 nights
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Dendera
— 1 night
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Luxor
— 5 nights
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Edfu
— 1 night
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Kom Ombo
— 1 night
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Aswan
— 6 nights
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Cairo
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Alexandria

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): pause for some photo ops at St.Mina Monastery, explore the world behind art at El Shona Art Centre & Museums, contemplate the long history of Mustafa Kamel Necropolis, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, and finally take an in-depth tour of Eliahu Hanady Synagogue.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Alexandria trip builder site.

Bucharest, Romania to Alexandria is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Bucharest in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Alexandria, with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Port Said.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Spas
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 2:

Port Said

— 1 night
Port Said is a city that lies in north east Egypt extending about 30km along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, north of the Suez Canal, with an approximate population of 603,787 (2010). To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Port Said travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Alexandria to Port Said in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Port Said are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mersa Matruh.

Things to do in Port Said

Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 3:

Mersa Matruh

— 2 nights
Mersa Matruh is a seaport in Egypt, the capital of the Matrouh Governorate. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at Mividaspa at Almaza Bay, stop by Souq Libya, then take a stroll around Marsa Matruh, and finally kick back and relax at Almaza Bay.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mersa Matruh day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Port Said to Mersa Matruh in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, taxi, and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Port Said in August since evenings lows in Mersa Matruh dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to El Quseir.

Things to do in Mersa Matruh

Shopping · Spas · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:
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El Quseir

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): see the interesting displays at El Quseir Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque Shaykh Al-Farran and then slough off your stress at Planet Spa at Sentido Oriental Dream Resort.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read El Quseir trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Mersa Matruh to El Quseir takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mersa Matruh in August: high temperatures in El Quseir hover around 42°C and lows are around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in El Quseir

Spas · Museums · Historic Sites · Baths
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:
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Marsa Alam

— 8 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Amore Safari and Elphinstone Reef. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Marsa Shoona Bay and Hankorab Beach. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Abu Dabbab Beach, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, don't miss a visit to Shaab Marsa Alam, and get engrossed in the history at Astronomy Center.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Marsa Alam planner.

Drive from El Quseir to Marsa Alam in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 42°C, and evening lows to 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Dahab.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 15:

Dahab

— 2 nights
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Dolphin Water Sports, take in the exciting artwork at WICKEDiCANDY, get outside with Three Pools, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then head outdoors with Blue Lagoon, and finally see the vivid underwater world at Coral Reefs.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dahab attractions planner.

Fly from Marsa Alam to Dahab in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 45°C in August, and nighttime lows around 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Taba.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:

Taba

— 2 nights
Taba is a small Egyptian town near the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Salah El-Din Castle, explore the historical opulence of Castle Zaman, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wishwashi Canyon, then play a few rounds at Taba Heights Golf Resort, and finally see exotic creatures in open habitats at Canyon Motor Safaris.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Taba trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Dahab to Taba in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 19th (Fri), you'll travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Taba

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 19:

Saint Catherine

— 2 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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): steep yourself in history at St. Catherine's Monastery and then explore the striking landscape of Ras Mohommed National Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Saint Catherine travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Taba to Saint Catherine takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August in Saint Catherine, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:

Sharm El Sheikh

— 10 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Ras Um Sid and Shark's Bay Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Heavenly Cathedral and Wadi Hammamat. Step out of Sharm El Sheikh to go to Al Tur and see Moses Pool, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Al Mustafa Mosque, find something for the whole family at Dolphina Park, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Sharm El Sheikh, and examine the collection at Sharm Papyrus Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Saint Catherine to Sharm El Sheikh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Saint Catherine in August, expect Sharm El Sheikh to be somewhat warmer, temps between 45°C and 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 31:

Hurghada

— 11 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.
Get some cultural insight at Mini Egypt Park and Sand City. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Zeytuna Beach and Dream Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Hurghada side-trips: Safaga (El-Mallah & 3 Turtles). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Mosque El Mina Masjid, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, see Off-Road Tours, and try out the rides at Jungle Aqua Park.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hurghada online route planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In August in Hurghada, expect temperatures between 45°C during the day and 33°C at night. On the 11th (Sun), you'll travel to Dendera.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 11:

Dendera

— 1 night
For maps and more tourist information, go to the Dendera travel planning site.

You can drive from Hurghada to Dendera in 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Dendera are 46°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Luxor.

Things to do in Dendera

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 12:
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Luxor

— 5 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Visit Howard Carter House and Tomb of Ramses III for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Karnak Open Air Museum and Valley of the Nobles. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Luxor: Tombs of the Nobles (in Al Asasif) and Temple of Khnum (in Esna). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu, explore the ancient world of Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II), admire the masterpieces at Art Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Obelisk of Thutmoses I.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Luxor trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Dendera to Luxor by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 46°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Edfu.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 17:

Edfu

— 1 night
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. For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Edfu itinerary builder tool.

You can take a train from Luxor to Edfu in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 46°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kom Ombo.

Things to do in Edfu

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:

Kom Ombo

— 1 night
To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kom Ombo sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Edfu to Kom Ombo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Kom Ombo, expect temperatures between 47°C during the day and 30°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Mon) before leaving for Aswan.

Things to do in Kom Ombo

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:
Highlights from your trip

Aswan

— 6 nights
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Nubian Museum and Nile Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Animalia and Unfinished Obelisk. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Nubian Village, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El-Tabia Mosque, head off the coast to Agilkia Island, and admire the natural beauty at Kitchner's Island.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Aswan travel route planning website.

You can drive from Kom Ombo to Aswan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in Aswan sees daily highs of 47°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Cairo.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 25:

Cairo

— 4 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Coptic Museum and Abdeen Palace Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cave Church and Statue of Ramses II. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Al Badrashin (The Sphinx of Memphis & Mit Rahina Museum), Mall of Egypt (in 6th of October City) and Saqqara (Mastaba of Ti, Mastaba of Kagemni, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), get engrossed in the history at Manial Palace Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Islamic Arts, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Ibn Tulun.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cairo online tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Aswan to Cairo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Aswan in September: highs in Cairo hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 29:

Egypt travel guide

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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.