17 days in Egypt, Kenya & Seychelles Itinerary

17 days in Egypt, Kenya & Seychelles Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cairo, Egypt
— 4 nights
2
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 2 nights
3
Nairobi, Kenya
— 2 nights
4
La Digue Island, Seychelles
— 1 night
5
Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 1 night
6
Mahe Island, Seychelles
— 1 night

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Coptic Cairo. Discover out-of-the-way places like Zamalek (Gezira Island) and Bab al-Futuh. Step out of Cairo with an excursion to Pyramids of Giza in Giza--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll around Al-Azhar Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Cairo Tower, get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, and steep yourself in history at Tomb of Shah of Iran.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cairo trip planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Cairo is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Cairo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairo: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Pyramids of Giza
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Coptic Cairo ©
Coptic Cairo
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

2
nights
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Catherine's Monastery and St Catherine Shop. Explore hidden gems such as Ras Um Sid and Coptic Orthodox Church. Spend the 10th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. It doesn't end there: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh online vacation planner.

You can fly from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sharm El Sheikh, with lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

St. Catherine's Monastery
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Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid
St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Karen Blixen Museum and Nairobi National Museum. Get outdoors at Safaris and David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. There's more to do: appreciate the views at Great Rift Valley and stroll through Giraffe Centre.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Nairobi vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Nairobi takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to East Africa Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Nairobi, with highs around °F, while nights are much colder with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to La Digue Island.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Great Rift Valley
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Safaris
Great Rift Valley ©
Great Rift Valley
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

1
night
La Digue Island, Seychelles

La Digue Island ©
La Digue Island remains a relatively unknown vacation destination, offering very few tourist facilities and an exotic though largely undeveloped coastline.
On the 15th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Anse La Reunion Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Grand Anse. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Source D'Argent and then step off the mainland to explore Felicite Island.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our La Digue Island trip builder.

Fly from Nairobi to La Digue Island in 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from East Africa Time (EAT) to Seychelles Time (SCT) is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nairobi in September: high temperatures in La Digue Island hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Praslin Island.

Things to do in La Digue Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Anse La Reunion Beach ©
Anse La Reunion Beach
Anse Source D'Argent ©
Anse Source D'Argent
Grand Anse ©
Grand Anse

1
night
Praslin Island, Seychelles

Praslin Island ©
Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take a peaceful walk through Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Matthew Apostle Church, take in the exciting artwork at Rita's Art Sudio & Gallery, thenstroll through Anse Possession, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cote d’Or Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Praslin Island road trip app.

Traveling by ferry from La Digue Island to Praslin Island takes 1.5 hours. In September in Praslin Island, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mahe Island.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cote d’Or Beach ©
Cote d’Or Beach
Anse Possession ©
Anse Possession

1
night
Mahe Island, Seychelles

Mahe Island
Mahe Island, the largest in its archipelago, serves as a buzzing tourism hub, teeming with resorts, picturesque beaches, and verdant forest trails.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mahe Island trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Praslin Island to Mahe Island in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. September in Mahe Island sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Mahe Island

Historic Sites

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