6 days in Cairo, Sharm El Sheikh & Hurghada Itinerary

6 days in Cairo, Sharm El Sheikh & Hurghada Itinerary

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6 days in Cairo, Sharm El Sheikh & Hurghada Itinerary

Start: Cairo
1
Cairo
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Hurghada
— 1 night
End: Cairo

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx and then admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary). On your second day here, take a stroll through Islamic Cairo and then see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cairo tour planning website .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Cairo. In July, daytime highs in Cairo are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Great Sphinx
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Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Islamic Cairo ©
Islamic Cairo

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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 get in some beach time at Na'ama Bay and Ras Um Sid. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Shark's Bay Beach. There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at SOHO Square and pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Cairo in July, with highs in Sharm El Sheikh at 45°C and lows at 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

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

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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 30th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hurghada tour planner.

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada by combination of flight and bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Hurghada are 45°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hurghada

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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