54 days in Egypt Itinerary

54 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt trip planner

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Fly
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Hurghada
— 5 nights
Drive
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Dendera
— 1 night
Drive
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Luxor
— 5 nights
Train
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Edfu
— 1 night
Train to Aswan, Fly to Abu Simbel
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Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly to Aswan, Taxi to Marsa Alam
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Marsa Alam
— 4 nights
Fly to Sharm el-Sheikh, Taxi to Saint Catherine
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Saint Catherine
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dahab
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 5 nights
Fly
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Cairo
— 9 nights
Fly
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Aswan
— 3 nights
Fly to Cairo International Airport, Drive to Al Badrashin
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Al Badrashin
— 2 nights
Drive
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New Valley Governorate
— 2 nights
Fly
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Alexandria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saqqara
— 2 nights
Drive
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Siwa
— 2 nights
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Hurghada

— 5 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mosque El Mina Masjid and Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Zeytuna Beach. There's lots more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina, look for gifts at Evolution Egypt, and see the interesting displays at Selkhet Papyrus.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hurghada road trip planner.

Cairo to Hurghada is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Hurghada are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dendera.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 7:

Dendera

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Dendera Temple Complex.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Dendera trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Hurghada to Dendera in 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Dendera are 95°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Luxor.

Things to do in Dendera

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8:
Highlights from your trip

Luxor

— 5 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Tombs of Ankhtifi and Sobekhotep at El-Moalla, Temple of Khnum, Temple of Amun, and other attractions. Get a sense of the local culture at Temple of Karnak and Valley of the Kings. Your inner history buff will appreciate Luxor Temple and Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. Spend the 9th (Fri) floating through the air with a balloon tour. The adventure continues: get answers to all your questions at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, appreciate the history behind Colossi of Memnon, make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, and get to know the fascinating history of Avenue of Sphinxes.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Luxor trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Dendera to Luxor by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October in Luxor, expect temperatures between 95°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Edfu.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 13:

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. Kanais has been added to your itinerary. On the 13th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Kanais, explore the ancient world of Gibel Silsila, then delve into the distant past at Tombs of El kab, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Horus.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Edfu day trip tool.

You can take a train from Luxor to Edfu in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 95°F in October, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Edfu

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 14:

Abu Simbel

— 1 night
On the 14th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Abu Simbel travel route planning tool.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Edfu to Abu Simbel takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Abu Simbel sees daily highs of 95°F and lows of 71°F at night. You will leave for Marsa Alam on the 15th (Thu).

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 15:
Highlights from your trip

Marsa Alam

— 4 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Sharm El Luli and Elphinstone Reef. Spend the 17th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Marsa Mubarak, get outside with Abu Dabbab Beach, and see the vivid underwater world at Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Marsa Alam trip builder website.

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 October, you will find days in Marsa Alam are a bit cooler (88°F), and nights are about the same (75°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 19:

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Catherine's Monastery and Mount Sinai. Get in touch with nature at Ras Mohommed National Park and Jackson Reef. There's more to do: get a sense of history and politics at The Cascades at Soma Bay.

Make your Saint Catherine itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Marsa Alam to Saint Catherine takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Marsa Alam in October, expect Saint Catherine to be slightly colder, temps between 80°F and 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dahab.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 19 — 22:

Dahab

— 4 nights
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Castle Zaman, Ain Khudra and Salah El-Din Castle. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stop by WICKEDiCANDY, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coral Reefs, and explore the striking landscape at Blue Hole.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dahab trip planner.

Getting from Saint Catherine to Dahab by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Saint Catherine in October, expect Dahab to be somewhat warmer, temps between 90°F and 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 26:

Sharm El Sheikh

— 5 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.
Al Mustafa Mosque and The Heavenly Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Shark's Bay Beach will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Na'ama Bay, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and ponder the design of Soho Square Dancing Fountain.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh online visit planner.

You can drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Sharm El Sheikh are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 31:

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Greek Orthodox Church of St. George (Mari Girgis), St Simon the Tanner Monastery, Menkaure Pyramid, and other attractions you added. Your inner history buff will appreciate Coptic Cairo and Great Sphinx. Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Western Desert. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Giza Plateau) and Saqqara (Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids & Step Pyramid of Djoser). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Islamic Cairo, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, head outdoors with AERODIUM Egypt, and stop by Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch.

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

Traveling by flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in October since evenings lows in Cairo dip to 69°F. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 9:

Aswan

— 3 nights
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
You've added New Kalabsha, Agilkia Island, Temple of Kom Ombo, and other attractions to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nubian Village and Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Unfinished Obelisk, head off the coast to Elephantine Island, and admire the engineering at Aswan High Dam.

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Getting from Cairo to Aswan by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Cairo in November, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Aswan: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Al Badrashin.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 9 — 12:

Al Badrashin

— 2 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Meidum Pyramid, Bent Pyramid and Mastaba of Mereruka. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Mastaba of Mereruka, explore the ancient world of Bent Pyramid, delve into the distant past at Meidum Pyramid, then appreciate the history behind Mit Rahina Museum, and finally make a trip to Step Pyramid of Djoser.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Al Badrashin vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Aswan to Al Badrashin with the Route module. You will leave for New Valley Governorate on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Al Badrashin

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 12 — 14:

New Valley Governorate

— 2 nights
New Valley Governorate is one of the governorates of Egypt. Your day by day itinerary now includes Tombs of the Nobles as well as Dakhla Oasis. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Dakhla Oasis and then stroll the grounds of Tombs of the Nobles.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read New Valley Governorate holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Al Badrashin to New Valley Governorate. On the 16th (Mon), you're off to Alexandria.

Things to do in New Valley Governorate

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 16:

Alexandria

— 2 nights

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fort Qaitbey and Ancient Roman Amphitheater. Visit Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral and St. Catherine's Cathedral for their historical value. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, kick back and relax at Mamoura Beach, explore the ancient world of Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, and steep yourself in history at King Farouk Palace.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Alexandria online driving holiday planner.

Fly from New Valley Governorate to Alexandria in 15 hours. November in Alexandria sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Saqqara.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 19:

Saqqara

— 2 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Al-Fayoum Oasis tours as well as Pyramid of Unas. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Al-Fayoum Oasis tours, then delve into the distant past at Pyramid of Unas, and then explore the ancient world of Mastaba of Ti.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Saqqara trip itinerary site.

Drive from Alexandria to Saqqara in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in November, and nighttime lows around 61°F. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Siwa.

Things to do in Saqqara

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 19 — 21:

Siwa

— 2 nights
You've now added Mountain of the Dead to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Sun), contemplate the long history of Shali Fortress and then delve into the distant past at Mountain of the Dead.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Siwa visit planner.

Traveling by car from Saqqara to Siwa takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Siwa

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 23:

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.