22 days in Egypt Itinerary

22 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt trip planner

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Cairo
— 6 nights
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Alexandria
— 1 night
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Hurghada
— 3 nights
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Cairo
— 11 nights
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Cairo

— 6 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.
Head to City Stars Mall and Cairo Festival City Mallfor some retail therapy. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Coptic Museum and Musee de la Barque Solaire. Step out of Cairo with an excursion to Egypt Papyrus Museum in Giza--about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take in panoramic vistas at Cairo Tower, take a stroll through Zamalek (Gezira Island), and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cairo trip itinerary tool.

Sanaa, Yemen to Cairo is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sanaa to Cairo is minus 1 hour. In October, Cairo is a bit warmer than Sanaa - with highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Shopping · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

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Alexandria

— 1 night

Mediterranean's Bride

Known for its turbulent and eventful past, the port city of Alexandria retains a historic charm and atmosphere, boasting thousands of years of Egypt's cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Pompey's Pillar, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, and then explore the world behind art at Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Alexandria road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cairo to Alexandria takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Museums
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Hurghada

— 3 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Hurghada Marina. Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Zeytuna Beach. Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at Senzo Mall.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hurghada online trip maker.

You can fly from Alexandria to Hurghada in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Alexandria in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Hurghada: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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Cairo

— 11 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Khan Al-Khalili and Oum El Dounia Gallery. Bring the kids along to Safaris and Pyramids of Giza. Explore Cairo's surroundings by going to Giza (Great Sphinx & Egypt Papyrus Museum). On the 23rd (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. See some other sides of Cairo: take a stroll through Islamic Cairo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, contemplate the long history of Mosque of Muhammad Ali, and buy something for everyone on your list at City Stars Mall.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cairo online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Hurghada to Cairo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Hurghada, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cairo, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Shopping

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Egypt travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Monuments
Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.