15 days in Kenya, Cairo & Sharm El Sheikh Itinerary

15 days in Kenya, Cairo & Sharm El Sheikh Itinerary

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Nairobi, Kenya
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Cairo, Egypt
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
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Nairobi, Kenya

Green City in the Sun

You're likely to visit Nairobi at least once on a trip to Kenya, as the sprawling city houses the country's international airport and remains the jump-off point for many tours and safaris.
Nairobi is known for parks, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum, and look for gifts at Penny Winter Boutique.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Nairobi online tour itinerary planner.

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago to Nairobi is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to East Africa Time (EAT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Port of Spain in September: high temperatures in Nairobi hover around 29°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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Cairo, Egypt

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Giza (Great Sphinx, Pyramids of Giza, &more) and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, explore the activities along Nile River, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip builder tool.

You can fly from Nairobi to Cairo in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from East Africa Time (EAT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Nairobi in September, things will get a bit warmer in Cairo: highs are around 39°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sharm El Sheikh: Dahab (WICKEDiCANDY, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral, wander the streets of Na'ama Bay, and browse the different shops at SOHO Square.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh trip builder website.

Getting from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Cairo in September since evenings lows in Sharm El Sheikh dip to 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Kenya travel guide

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Nature & Parks · National Parks · Safaris
The savannahs of Kenya contain some of the most iconic sights in Africa, stirred in the minds of many when they think of the continent. Big cats, elephants, and rhinos remain major inhabitants of this vast country, with a number of safari centers running trips across the region's World Heritage-listed national parks. Trips to rural villages, where many travelers choose to join up various volunteer projects, represent some of the most inspiring and enriching things to do in Kenya.