5 days in Cairo & Sharm El Sheikh Itinerary

5 days in Cairo & Sharm El Sheikh Itinerary

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Cairo
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Sharm El Sheikh
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Cairo

— 2 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), stop by Islamic Cairo, and steep yourself in history at Mosque of Muhammad Ali.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Cairo is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jeddah to Cairo. Traveling from Jeddah in October, expect Cairo to be little chillier, temps between 35°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

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Sharm El Sheikh

— 2 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.
On the 17th (Wed), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Na'ama Bay and then browse the different shops at SOHO Square.

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Traveling by flight from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Cairo in October since evenings lows in Sharm El Sheikh dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping
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