13 days in Cairo & South Sinai Itinerary

13 days in Cairo & South Sinai Itinerary

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13 days in Cairo & South Sinai Itinerary

Start: Cairo
1
Cairo
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Dahab
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Al Tur
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h 45 min
End: Cairo

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.
Explore Cairo's surroundings by going to Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, contemplate the long history of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mohamed Ali Mosque, and get to know the fascinating history of El-Selehdar Mosque.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cairo trip app .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Cairo. May in Cairo sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Giza, Step Pyramid of Djoser
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

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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.
Spend the 6th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square, hunt for treasures at Old Market, stroll through Shark's Bay Beach, and shop like a local with Na'ama Bay.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sharm El Sheikh, with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
The Heavenly Cathedral ©
The Heavenly Cathedral

4
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Spend the 10th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Blue Hole, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, see the vivid underwater world at Coral Reefs, and get outside with Dolphin Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Dahab trip itinerary planner .

Take a bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Al Tur.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs

1
day
Al Tur

Al Tur ©
El Tor, also transliterated as Al-Tur and At-Tur and known as Tur Sinai, formerly Raithu, is the capital of South Sinai Governorate of Egypt. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Wadi Hammamat and then make a trip to moses pool.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Al Tur holiday planning app .

Getting from Dahab to Al Tur by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Dahab in May, expect Al Tur to be slightly colder, temps between 37°C and 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Al Tur

Historic Sites
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moses pool ©
moses pool

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