15 days in Egypt Itinerary

15 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cairo
— 5 nights
2
Alexandria
— 2 nights
3
Hurghada
— 1 night
4
Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
5
Cairo
— 3 nights

5
nights
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 out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Muhammad Ali, make a trip to Tahrir Square, and admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairo trip planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Cairo is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Dammam in April: high temperatures in Cairo hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Giza
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Photography Tours
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Fort Qaitbey, admire the striking features of Mosque of Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Montazah Gardens, and finally take in the views from Stanley Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Pompey's Pillar, delve into the distant past at Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, thentake a leisurely stroll along Corniche, and finally explore the world behind art at Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Alexandria sightseeing planner.

Drive from Cairo to Alexandria in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Cairo in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Alexandria, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Pompey's Pillar ©
Pompey's Pillar

1
night
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.
On the 19th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Mosque El Mina Masjid, take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina, and then head off the coast to Giftun Islands.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hurghada road trip planning tool.

Fly from Alexandria to Hurghada in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alexandria in April, things will get a bit warmer in Hurghada: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Swim with Dolphins
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hurghada Marina ©
Hurghada Marina

3
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 21st (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at SOHO Square, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Victims of Plane Crash of Boeing 737, enjoy the sand and surf at Shark's Bay Beach, and wander the streets of Na'ama Bay.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay

3
nights
Cairo

Cairo ©
On the 24th (Tue), enjoy breathtaking views from Cairo Tower and then take a stroll through Coptic Cairo. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan and then take a stroll through Islamic Cairo.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cairo tour website.

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Cairo when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in April, with lows around °C. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Khafre's Pyramid
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Islamic Cairo ©
Islamic Cairo
Coptic Cairo ©
Coptic Cairo
Khafre's Pyramid ©
Khafre's Pyramid

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