54 days in Egypt Itinerary

54 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hurghada
— 5 nights
2
Dendera
— 1 night
3
Luxor
— 5 nights
4
Edfu
— 1 night
5
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
6
Marsa Alam
— 4 nights
7
Saint Catherine
— 3 nights
8
Dahab
— 4 nights
9
Sharm El Sheikh
— 5 nights
10
Cairo
— 9 nights
11
Aswan
— 3 nights
12
Al Badrashin
— 2 nights
13
New Valley Governorate
— 2 nights
14
Alexandria
— 2 nights
15
Saqqara
— 2 nights
16
Siwa
— 2 nights

5
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.
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 Safaris. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Mahmya Island, admire the masterpieces at Sand City, stop by Evolution Egypt, and enjoy the sand and surf at Zeytuna Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hurghada journey builder site.

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 °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dendera.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Safaris
Giftun Islands ©
Giftun Islands

1
night
Dendera

Dendera
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 °F, while nighttime lows are °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
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Dendera Temple Complex
Dendera Temple Complex

5
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
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 Colossi of Memnon. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, trot along with a tour on horseback, take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxor planning site.

You can drive from Dendera to Luxor in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Luxor can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can take a train to Edfu.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Temple of Khnum
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

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. 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, thendelve 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 °F in October, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Edfu

Historic Sites
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Temple of Horus ©
Temple of Horus
Tombs of El kab ©
Tombs of El kab
Kanais ©
Kanais

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
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 °F and lows of °F at night. You will leave for Marsa Alam on the 15th (Thu).

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Sharm El Luli and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Marsa Mubarak, explore the gorgeous colors at Elphinstone Reef, get outside with Abu Dabbab Beach, and stroll through 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. Traveling from Abu Simbel in October, you will find days in Marsa Alam are a bit cooler (°F), and nights are about the same (°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
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Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak
Scuba & Snorkeling
Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli

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.
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 flight from Marsa Alam to Saint Catherine takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Marsa Alam in October, expect Saint Catherine to be slightly colder, temps between °F and °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

Side Trips

Red Sea and Sinai, Ras Mohommed National Park
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 22:
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Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai
St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Ras Mohommed National Park ©
Ras Mohommed National Park

4
nights
Dahab

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 Horseback Riding Tours. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stop by WICKEDiCANDY, explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Hole, and explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Reefs.

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 °F and °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

Side Trips

Taba, Ain Khudra
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Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Salah El-Din Castle
Salah El-Din Castle
Safaris

5
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.
The Heavenly Cathedral and Al Mustafa Mosque will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Na'ama Bay, ponder the design of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, browse the exhibits of St Catherine Shop, and kick back and relax at Shark's Bay Beach.

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 °F, while nighttime lows are °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
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours

9
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.
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 Zamalek (Gezira Island) and Safaris. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Step Pyramid of Djoser (in Saqqara) and Pyramids of Giza (in Giza). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Islamic Cairo, steep yourself in history at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Muhammad Ali.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cairo vacation planner.

Fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in October, Cairo is little chillier at night with lows of °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

Side Trips

Giza, Thebes, Step Pyramid of Djoser
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Coptic Cairo ©
Coptic Cairo
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

3
nights
Aswan

Aswan ©
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.

You can plan Aswan trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

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 °F by day to °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

Temple of Kom Ombo
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Temple of Kom Ombo ©
Temple of Kom Ombo
Nubian Village ©
Nubian Village

2
nights
Al Badrashin

Al Badrashin ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Meidum Pyramid, Pyramids of Dahshour, Mastaba of Mereruka, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Mastaba of Mereruka, explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Dahshour, delve into the distant past at Meidum Pyramid, thenappreciate 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. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New Valley Governorate.

Things to do in Al Badrashin

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saqqara, Meidum Pyramid, Memphis Historical Site, Pyramids of Dahshour
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Step Pyramid of Djoser ©
Step Pyramid of Djoser
Memphis Historical Site ©
Memphis Historical Site
Mastaba of Mereruka ©
Mastaba of Mereruka

2
nights
New Valley Governorate

New Valley Governorate ©
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
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Dakhla Oasis ©
Dakhla Oasis
Tombs of the Nobles ©
Tombs of the Nobles

2
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.
The Monastery of St. Macarius has been added to your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Fort Qaitbey and Roman Amphitheatre. St. Catherine's Cathedral and King Farouk Palace will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mamoura Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, and delve into the distant past at Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Alexandria day trip planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New Valley Governorate to Alexandria in 15.5 hours. Another option is to fly. November in Alexandria sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Saqqara.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa ©
Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa

2
nights
Saqqara

Saqqara ©
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, thendelve 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 bus and taxi; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °F in November, and nighttime lows around °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

Al-Fayoum Oasis tours
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Step Pyramid of Djoser ©
Step Pyramid of Djoser
Mastaba of Ti ©
Mastaba of Ti
Pyramid of Unas ©
Pyramid of Unas

2
nights
Siwa

Siwa ©
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; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and car. 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 Parks Nature
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Mountain of the Dead ©
Mountain of the Dead
Great Sand Sea ©
Great Sand Sea

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