17 days in Egypt & United Kingdom Itinerary

17 days in Egypt & United Kingdom Itinerary

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Start: Cairo, Egypt
1
Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
2
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly:  10 h 15 min
3
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
York, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h
5
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Cairo, Egypt

3
nights
Cairo, Egypt

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, walk around Al-Azhar Park, and take a stroll through Islamic Cairo.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cairo online trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Egypt, the closest major aiport is Cairo International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Giza
Highlights from your plan
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

1
night
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

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.
On the 10th (Thu), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh travel route planning app.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in May, Sharm El Sheikh is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, and take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh journey builder app.

You can fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Edinburgh in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in May, expect Edinburgh to be colder, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to York.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

4
nights
York, United Kingdom

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
York is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, admire the landmark architecture of St. Williams College, take in the architecture and atmosphere at York Minster, and see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our York trip planner.

You can take a train from Edinburgh to York in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. May in York sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in York

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

York Bird of Prey Centre
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York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster

4
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, steep yourself in history at Westminster Abbey, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at The British Museum.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the London tour itinerary builder tool.

You can take a train from York to London in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. May in London sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tower of London ©
Tower of London
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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