22 days in Egypt Itinerary

22 days in Egypt Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt visit planner

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Cairo
— 6 nights
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Alexandria
— 1 night
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Hurghada
— 3 nights
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Cairo
— 11 nights
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Cairo

— 6 nights

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.
The Coptic Museum and Musee de la Barque Solaire will appeal to museum buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Boat Tours & Water Sports. When in Cairo, make a side trip to see Egypt Papyrus Museum in Giza, approximately Giza away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Zamalek (Gezira Island), buy something for everyone on your list at City Stars Mall, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Ramses II, and take in panoramic vistas at Cairo Tower.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cairo trip planner.

Sanaa, Yemen to Cairo is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sanaa to Cairo is minus 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sanaa in October: high temperatures in Cairo hover around 35°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Shopping · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Alexandria

— 1 night

Mediterranean's Bride

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Pompey's Pillar, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, and then admire the masterpieces at Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Alexandria tour builder app.

You can drive from Cairo to Alexandria in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly; or take a bus. In October in Alexandria, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Museums

Hurghada

— 3 nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Dolphin & Whale Watching and Safaris. The adventure continues: stroll through Zeytuna Beach, browse the different shops at Senzo Mall, and take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Hurghada online route planner.

You can fly from Alexandria to Hurghada in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alexandria in October, you will find days in Hurghada are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Cairo

— 11 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Horseback Riding Tours. You'll explore and learn at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Oum El Dounia Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Giza (Great Sphinx, Pyramids of Giza, &more). On the 23rd (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. See even more of Cairo: get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Muhammad Ali, see Off-Road Tours, and steep yourself in history at Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cairo trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Hurghada to Cairo by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hurghada in October, expect nights in Cairo to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are little chillier, around 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Egypt travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Monuments
Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.