5 days in Egypt Itinerary

5 days in Egypt Itinerary

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1
Sharm El Sheikh
— 1 night
2
Cairo
— 3 nights

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the design of Soho Square Dancing Fountain, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ras Um Sid, and then take a stroll through Na'ama Bay.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh trip builder site.

Istanbul, Turkey to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Istanbul in August, with highs in Sharm El Sheikh at 45°C and lows at 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Oum El Dounia Gallery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pyramids of Giza and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. Change things up with a short trip to Great Sphinx in Giza (about 34 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Coptic Cairo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, and view the masterpieces at Sondos Papyrus.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cairo trip planning tool.

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In August, Cairo is a bit cooler than Sharm El Sheikh - with highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Giza, Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

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