5 days in Egypt Itinerary

5 days in Egypt Itinerary

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5 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Alexandria
Taxi + Fly:  2 h
1
Sharm El Sheikh
— 1 day
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Luxor
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Cairo
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
End: Alexandria

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at St Catherine Shop and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh attractions planning app.

Alexandria to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 2- hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alexandria in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Sharm El Sheikh: highs are around 36°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): make a trip to Deir el-Shelwit Temple, explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings, and then appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get answers to all your questions at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak, and then pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Luxor trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Luxor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or drive. While traveling from Sharm El Sheikh, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Luxor, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
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ACE - Animal Care in Egypt ©
ACE - Animal Care in Egypt
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

2
nights
Cairo

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 24th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids and then examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Pyramids of Giza, pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairo travel planner.

Getting from Luxor to Cairo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Luxor in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cairo: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can take a bus back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums

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Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

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