5 days in Egypt Itinerary

5 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Cairo
— 1 day
Fly
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Hurghada
— 2 nights
Fly to Sharm el-Sheikh, Taxi to Sharm El Sheikh
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Fly

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Cairo

— 1 day

City of a Thousand Minarets

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.
On the 6th (Tue), examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, then stop by Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, and then shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Cairo. July in Cairo sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Hurghada.

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Hurghada

— 2 nights
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.
On the 7th (Wed), indulge in some personalized pampering at Planet Spa at Baron Palace Resort Sahl Hasheesh, examine the collection at Mini Egypt Park, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the vivid underwater world at Carless Reef and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hurghada trip planner.

Getting from Cairo to Hurghada by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cairo in July: high temperatures in Hurghada hover around 45°C and lows are around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Sharm El Sheikh

— 2 nights

City of Peace

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): kick back and relax at Ras Um Sid and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: soak in style at Turkish baths, then wander the streets of Na'ama Bay, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh visit planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Sharm El Sheikh are 44°C, while nighttime lows are 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Egypt travel guide

4.5
Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.