60 days in Egypt & Japan Itinerary

60 days in Egypt & Japan Itinerary

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Cairo, Egypt
— 7 nights
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Abu Simbel, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly to Aswan, Train to Luxor
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Luxor, Egypt
— 7 nights
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Dahab, Egypt
— 5 nights
Bus to Sharm El-Sheikh, Fly to Tokyo Narita
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Tokyo, Japan
— 10 nights
Train
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Kyoto, Japan
— 15 nights
Train
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Himeji, Japan
— 7 nights
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Hiroshima, Japan
— 6 nights
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Cairo, Egypt

— 7 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.
Get some cultural insight at Pyramids of Giza and The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids and Great Sphinx. Get out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Saqqara (Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep's Mastaba & Step Pyramid of Djoser) and Giza Plateau (in Giza). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Coptic Cairo, stroll around Al-Azhar Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Al-Azhar Mosque, and contemplate the long history of Mosque of Muhammad Ali.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cairo trip itinerary planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Cairo is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Cairo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Barcelona in October, expect Cairo to be somewhat warmer, temps between 35°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 8:

Abu Simbel, Egypt

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Abu Simbel trip app.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Abu Simbel takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cairo in October: highs in Abu Simbel hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:
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Luxor, Egypt

— 7 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Temple of Karnak and Valley of the Kings are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Luxor Temple and Dendera Temple Complex will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Temple of Horus in Edfu (about 2h 30 min away). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, pause for some photo ops at Colossi of Memnon, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Queens, and don't miss a visit to Tomb of Queen Nefertari.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Luxor trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Abu Simbel to Luxor takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 16:

Dahab, Egypt

— 5 nights
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mount Sinai and Ain Khudra. Step out of Dahab to go to Taba and see Castle Zaman, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. Spend the 17th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Three Pools and explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Hole.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Dahab day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Dahab takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Luxor in October, expect nights in Dahab to be somewhat warmer, around 28°C, while days are little chillier, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 16 — 21:

Tokyo, Japan

— 10 nights
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Get a sense of the local culture at Senso-ji Temple and Odaiba District. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kōtoku-in and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Yokohama (Shomyo-ji Temple & Sankeien Gardens), Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple, Hase-dera Temple Kannondo, &more) and Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Tokyo National Museum, ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and explore the world behind art at Ghibli Museum Mitaka.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip builder.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Dahab to Tokyo in 20.5 hours. Traveling from Dahab to Tokyo, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, Tokyo is a bit cooler than Dahab - with highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 22 — Nov 1:

Kyoto, Japan

— 15 nights
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Popular historic sites such as Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Sanjusangendo Temple are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Kinkaku-ji. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Koshien History Museum (in Nishinomiya), Osaka (Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum & Universal Studios Japan) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, take in the pleasant sights at Gion, and get to know the fascinating history of Katsura Imperial Villa.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. November in Kyoto sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 1 — 16:

Himeji, Japan

— 7 nights
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Himeji Castle and Samuhara Shrine. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ohara Museum of Art and Japanese Rural Toy Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Himeji: Chizushuku (in Chizu-cho), Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter (in Kurashiki) and Otabu Gyoko Genroku Bohatei (in Bizen). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoneda Taishiji Temple, visit Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), contemplate the long history of Site of Miyama Batttery, and admire the natural beauty at Koko-en.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Himeji road trip tool.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Himeji, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 16 — 23:

Hiroshima, Japan

— 6 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Get some cultural insight at Itsukushima Shrine and Miyajima. Get some historical perspective at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima and Hiroshima Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Shirayukiro (in Kure), Former Naval Academy (in Etajima) and Hatsukaichi (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Daishoin Temple). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, don't miss a visit to Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda, see the interesting displays at Mazda Museum, and appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip itinerary tool.

Take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 23 — 29:

Egypt travel guide

4.5
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.

Japan travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.