5 days in Egypt Itinerary

5 days in Egypt Itinerary

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5 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
2
Cairo
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h
End: Johannesburg

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): tour the depths of the sea with a submarine tour, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then view the masterpieces at St Catherine Shop. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take a stroll through Na'ama Bay, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Mustafa Mosque.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh trip builder .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, you will find days in Sharm El Sheikh are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Submarine Tours

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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.
On the 25th (Wed), take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then steep yourself in history at Pyramids of Giza, and then view the masterpieces at Oum El Dounia Gallery.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cairo online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in December, expect Cairo to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Safaris
Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre ©
Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre

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