16 days in Hurghada, Sharm El Sheikh & Cairo Itinerary

16 days in Hurghada, Sharm El Sheikh & Cairo Itinerary

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16 days in Hurghada, Sharm El Sheikh & Cairo Itinerary

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

7
days
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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Zeytuna Beach. Relax by the water at Sharm El Naga and Dream Beach. Spend the 7th (Sat) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Giftun Islands, admire the striking features of Mosque El Mina Masjid, take in the waterfront activity at Abu Tig Marina, and browse the different shops at Senzo Mall.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hurghada trip planner.

Khartoum, Sudan to Hurghada is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern African Time (EAT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 45°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours
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Swim with Dolphins
Giftun Islands ©
Giftun Islands

5
days
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.
Visiting Na'ama Bay and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Head to SOHO Square and Old Marketfor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Shark's Bay Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mangrove Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral, and cool off at Cleo Park Sharm Elsheikh.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. July in Sharm El Sheikh sees daily highs of 45°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

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Scuba & Snorkeling
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Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
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Shark's Bay Beach

4
days
Cairo

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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.
Explore Cairo's surroundings by going to Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mohamed Ali Mosque, and take a stroll through Zamalek (Gezira Island).

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You can fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in July, things will get slightly colder in Cairo: highs are around 40°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

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Islamic Cairo
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Khan Al-Khalili
Old City (Coptic Cairo) ©
Old City (Coptic Cairo)

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