7 days in Egypt Itinerary

7 days in Egypt Itinerary

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7 days in Egypt Itinerary

Sharm El Sheikh
Fly:  1​h 45​min
Cairo
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
Hurghada
— 1 night
bus + Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
Dahab
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
Sharm El Sheikh

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary). On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum and then wander the streets of Islamic Cairo.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cairo vacation builder.

Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo is an approximately 2-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Cairo when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in April, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hurghada.

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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Islamic Cairo ©
Islamic Cairo

1
day
Hurghada

Hurghada
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hurghada trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Hurghada takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In April in Hurghada, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dahab.

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1
day
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 12th (Wed), browse the eclectic array of goods at Bazaars and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Dahab holiday planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Hurghada to Dahab in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daytime highs in Dahab are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

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Dahab City Bazaars ©
Dahab City Bazaars

3
days
Sharm El Sheikh

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Na'ama Bay and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll get in some beach time at Shark's Bay Beach and Ras Um Sid. The adventure continues: browse the different shops at SOHO Square, explore and take pictures at Ghibli Raceway, and ponder the design of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh holiday planner.

Drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April in Sharm El Sheikh, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
Scuba & Snorkeling
Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach

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