24 days in Cairo, Alexandria & Sharm El Sheikh Itinerary

24 days in Cairo, Alexandria & Sharm El Sheikh Itinerary

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24 days in Cairo, Alexandria & Sharm El Sheikh Itinerary

Start: Cairo
1
Cairo
— 10 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Alexandria
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Cairo
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Sharm El Sheikh
— 7 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
End: Cairo

10
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.
Get outdoors at Zamalek (Gezira Island) and Scuba & Snorkeling. Head to City Stars Mall and Cairo Festival City Mallfor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: TEDA Fun Valley (in Ain Sukhna) and Pyramids of Dahshour (in Giza). There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of Arabia Cairo, pause for some photo ops at Mit Rahina Museum Colossus of Ramses II, explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cave Church.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Cairo sightseeing planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Cairo. In August in Cairo, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Step Pyramid of Djoser, TEDA Fun Valley, Pyramids of Dahshour
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Cairo Festival City Mall ©
Cairo Festival City Mall
Step Pyramid of Djoser ©
Step Pyramid of Djoser
Pyramids of Dahshour ©
Pyramids of Dahshour

1
day
Alexandria

Alexandria
Known for its turbulent and eventful past, the port city of Alexandria retains a historic charm and atmosphere, boasting thousands of years of Egypt's cultural heritage.
To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Alexandria trip website .

Getting from Cairo to Alexandria by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairo in August: highs in Alexandria hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Cairo.

Things to do in Alexandria

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Mamoura Beach
Mamoura Beach
Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral ©

6
nights
Cairo

Cairo ©
Escapers has been added to your itinerary. Head to Khan Al-Khalili and Perfume Factoryfor plenty of shopping. Popular historic sites such as Old City (Coptic Cairo) and Pharonic Village are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Meidum Pyramid, Mena House, & more) and Monalisa Gallery (in Minuf). Enjoy Cairo some more: wander the streets of Islamic Cairo, gain insight at Mosque of Al-Azhar, look for gifts at Heleal Stones, and pause for some photo ops at Alabaster Sphinx.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cairo route builder tool .

You can take a bus from Alexandria to Cairo in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. When traveling from Alexandria in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cairo: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Giza, Monalisa Gallery
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Pharonic Village ©
Pharonic Village
Mosque of Al-Azhar ©
Mosque of Al-Azhar
Islamic Cairo ©
Islamic Cairo

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nights
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Ras Um Sid and Mangrove Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Catherine's Monastery and Coptic Church. Explore Sharm El Sheikh's surroundings by going to Dahab (Coral Reefs, Safaris, & more) and Hurghada (Sharm El Naga, Evolution Egypt, & more). And it doesn't end there: choose your vessel at Sheikh Coast Diving Center, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at St Catherine Shop, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral, and buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 34°C in Sharm El Sheikh. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Hurghada, Dahab, St. Catherine's Monastery, Ras Mohommed National Park
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Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs
Sheikh Coast Diving Center ©
Sheikh Coast Diving Center

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