16 days in Hurghada, Sharm El Sheikh & Cairo Itinerary

16 days in Hurghada, Sharm El Sheikh & Cairo Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Khartoum
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Hurghada
— 6 nights
Bus + Fly:  1 h 15 min
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  1 h 45 min
3
Cairo
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
End: Khartoum

6
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Zeytuna Beach and Dream Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Mahmya Island. Spend the 7th (Sat) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Senzo Mall, get outside with Sharm El Naga, observe the fascinating underwater world at Hurghada Grand Aquarium, and examine the collection at Selkhet Papyrus.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hurghada day trip planner.

Khartoum, Sudan to Hurghada is an approximately 6- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 45°C in July, and nighttime lows around 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins
Giftun Islands ©
Giftun Islands

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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Shark's Bay Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Na'ama Bay and Ras Um Sid. And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at SOHO Square, don't miss a visit to Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, cool off at Cleo Park Sharm Elsheikh, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mangrove Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. July in Sharm El Sheikh sees daily highs of 44°C and lows of 34°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, stop by Islamic Cairo, wander the streets of Coptic Cairo, and walk around Al-Azhar Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cairo trip itinerary planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July, Cairo is little chillier than Sharm El Sheikh - with highs of 41°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Giza
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Islamic Cairo ©
Islamic Cairo
Khan Al-Khalili ©
Khan Al-Khalili
Coptic Cairo ©
Coptic Cairo

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