16 days in Hurghada, Sharm El Sheikh & Cairo Itinerary

16 days in Hurghada, Sharm El Sheikh & Cairo Itinerary

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Hurghada
— 6 nights
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 5 nights
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Cairo
— 4 nights
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Hurghada

— 6 nights
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 Swim with Dolphins. There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at Senzo Mall, head off the coast to Mahmya Island, get outside with Sharm El Naga, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Hurghada Grand Aquarium.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hurghada online trip maker.

Khartoum, Sudan to Hurghada is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In July, daytime highs in Hurghada are 45°C, while nighttime lows are 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 · Wildlife · Tours
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Sharm El Sheikh

— 5 nights

City of Peace

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 Na'ama Bay. We've included these beaches for you: Shark's Bay Beach and Mangrove Beach. And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at SOHO Square, don't miss a visit to Soho Square Dancing Fountain, cool off at Cleo Park Sharm Elsheikh, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ras Um Sid.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh takes 3 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 catch the flight to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Cairo

— 4 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.
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, examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Muhammad Ali.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cairo trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo in 3 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 fly back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

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