11 days in Cairo & Sharm El Sheikh Itinerary

11 days in Cairo & Sharm El Sheikh Itinerary

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11 days in Cairo & Sharm El Sheikh Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Cairo
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Kuwait City

4
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.
Egyptian Antiquities Museum and Pyramids of Giza are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids and Mohamed Ali Mosque. Take a break from Cairo with a short trip to Great Sphinx in Giza, about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Khan Al-Khalili, take a stroll through Islamic Cairo, get to know the fascinating history of Old City (Coptic Cairo), and delve into the distant past at Step Pyramid of Djoser.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cairo road trip planning website .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Cairo is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Kuwait City, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Cairo, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

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Side Trip

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

6
nights
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Na'ama Bay and Shark's Bay Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at SOHO Square and Old Market. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sharm El Sheikh: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Dahab) and Swim with Dolphins (in Hurghada). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Ras Um Sid, admire all the interesting features of Ghibli Raceway, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral.

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Traveling by flight from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July, Sharm El Sheikh is somewhat warmer than Cairo - with highs of 45°C and lows of 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Swim with Dolphins, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
Swim with Dolphins

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