5 days in Egypt Itinerary

5 days in Egypt Itinerary

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5 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Cairo
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Cairo
— 1 day
bus:  2​h
2
Alexandria
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h
3
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Aswan
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Cairo

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Cairo

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairo journey maker .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Cairo. In July in Cairo, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Alexandria.

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Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Khan Al-Khalili ©
Khan Al-Khalili
Safaris

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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 15th (Mon): explore the galleries of Bibliotheca Alexandrina, contemplate the long history of Fort Qaitbey, then explore the ancient world of Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, and finally explore the galleries of Alexandria Library.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Alexandria vacation planner.

You can take a bus from Cairo to Alexandria in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Cairo in July, you will find days in Alexandria are slightly colder (36°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

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Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Alexandria Library ©
Alexandria Library

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then shop like a local with Na'ama Bay. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Shark's Bay Beach and then browse the different shops at SOHO Square.

Discover how to plan a Sharm El Sheikh trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Alexandria to Sharm El Sheikh by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Alexandria in July, with highs in Sharm El Sheikh at 44°C and lows at 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

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Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square

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Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
On the 18th (Thu), examine the collection at Animalia, then take an in-depth tour of Nubian Museum, then delve into the distant past at Philae Temple, and finally explore the ancient world of New Kalabsha.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Aswan trip planner.

Fly from Sharm El Sheikh to Aswan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. When traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Aswan: temperatures range from 49°C by day to 32°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Al Fayyum.

Things to do in Aswan

Museums Historic Sites
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Animalia ©
Animalia
Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Nubian Museum ©
Nubian Museum

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