5 days in Egypt & Dubai Itinerary

5 days in Egypt & Dubai Itinerary

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5 days in Egypt & Dubai Itinerary

Start: Alexandria, Egypt
bus:  2​h
1
Cairo, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Alexandria, Egypt

1
night
Cairo, Egypt

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.
On the 20th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Al-Azhar Park and then delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza, pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx, and then admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary).

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip planning app .

Alexandria to Cairo is an approximately 2-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In February, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Dubai.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Giza
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Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

2
nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Dubai is known for shopping, theme parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa, get engrossed in the history at Al Fahidi Fort, admire the landmark architecture of Burj Al Arab, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Dubai Mall.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Dubai journey maker site .

Getting from Cairo to Dubai by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Cairo to Dubai. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Cairo in February; daily highs in Dubai reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubai

Shopping Theme Parks Museums
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Burj Khalifa ©
Burj Khalifa
The Dubai Fountain ©
The Dubai Fountain
The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall

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