60 days in Egypt Itinerary

60 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Cairo
— 9 nights
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Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly
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Aswan
— 4 nights
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Luxor
— 8 nights
Fly
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Marsa Alam
— 10 nights
Drive
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Hurghada
— 9 nights
Fly to Sharm el-Sheikh, Taxi to Saint Catherine
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Saint Catherine
— 3 nights
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Dahab
— 5 nights
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 10 nights
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Cairo

— 9 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nile River and Mit Rahina Museum. Explore Cairo's surroundings by going to The Sphinx of Memphis (in Al Badrashin) and Great Sphinx (in Giza). Spend the 2nd (Wed) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, explore the galleries of Gayer-Anderson Museum (Bayt al-Kiritliya), look for gifts at Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, and get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cairo sightseeing planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Cairo is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Stockholm to Cairo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Stockholm in June, expect Cairo to be warmer, temps between 40°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 10:

Abu Simbel

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Abu Simbel trip planner.

Fly from Cairo to Abu Simbel in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. While traveling from Cairo, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Abu Simbel, ranging from highs of 47°C to lows of 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 11:
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Aswan

— 4 nights
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Elephantine Island and Animalia. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kitchner's Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Philae Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, and make a trip to Seheil Island.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Aswan trip planner.

Getting from Abu Simbel to Aswan by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. June in Aswan sees daily highs of 49°C and lows of 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 15:

Luxor

— 8 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Karnak Open Air Museum and The Spa at Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, and get all the information you need at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Luxor online route planner.

Traveling by car from Aswan to Luxor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Luxor can reach 49°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 23:

Marsa Alam

— 10 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Marsa Shoona Bay and Marsa Mubarak. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Sharm El Luli and Gebel El Rosas. Spend the 28th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: stroll through Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef, head outdoors with Abu Dabbab Beach, slough off your stress at Turkish baths, and don't miss a visit to Shaab Marsa Alam.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Marsa Alam trip itinerary maker site.

Fly from Luxor to Marsa Alam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Luxor in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Marsa Alam: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hurghada.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 23 — Jul 3:

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Dream Beach and Mahamya Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Carless Reef and Planet Spa at Baron Palace Resort Sahl Hasheesh. There's still lots to do: get outside with Sharm El Naga, examine the collection at Selkhet Papyrus, observe the fascinating underwater world at Hurghada Grand Aquarium, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hurghada tour planner.

Drive from Marsa Alam to Hurghada in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Marsa Alam in July, you will find days in Hurghada are somewhat warmer (45°C), and nights are about the same (33°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Hurghada

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 12:

Saint Catherine

— 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Jackson Reef and Serabit el-Khadim Mountain. There's more to do: ponder the world of politics at The Cascades at Soma Bay.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Saint Catherine online day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Hurghada to Saint Catherine takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Hurghada in July, things will get a bit cooler in Saint Catherine: highs are around 38°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Parks · Outdoors · Golf · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:

Dahab

— 5 nights
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Step off the beaten path and head to Coral Reefs and Spas. Spend the 16th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 20th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Blue Lagoon and explore the galleries of WICKEDiCANDY.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Dahab online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Saint Catherine to Dahab in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, Dahab is a bit warmer than Saint Catherine - with highs of 44°C and lows of 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 20:

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Mangrove Beach and Na'ama Bay. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Heavenly Cathedral and Ghibli Raceway. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Shark's Bay Beach, soothe aching muscles at Omkara Yoga School, see Off-Road Tours, and explore by horseback at Mangroovy Horses and more....

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh journey planner.

You can drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Sharm El Sheikh are 44°C, while nighttime lows are 34°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 30:

Egypt travel guide

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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.