8 days in Cairo Governorate & Key West Itinerary

8 days in Cairo Governorate & Key West Itinerary

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8 days in Cairo Governorate & Key West Itinerary

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Fly:  1​h 45​min
Cairo, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
Key West, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

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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.
Cairo is known for historic sites, museums, sightseeing, shopping, and religious sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, tour the pleasant surroundings at Al-Azhar Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old City (Coptic Cairo), and wander the streets of Islamic Cairo.

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Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo is an approximately 2-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Cairo, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Key West.

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Islamic Cairo ©
Islamic Cairo
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
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Khan Al-Khalili

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Key West, United States

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Key West is known for sightseeing, museums, adventure, wildlife areas, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mallory Square, and make a trip to Southernmost Point.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cairo to Key West. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 7 hours. While traveling from Cairo, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Key West, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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