8 days in Cairo, Alexandria & Sharm El Sheikh Itinerary

8 days in Cairo, Alexandria & Sharm El Sheikh Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt holiday planner

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Cairo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Alexandria
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Fly

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Cairo

— 3 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.
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids and Pyramids of Giza will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Coptic Cairo and Bazar Noobr. When in Cairo, make a side trip to see Great Sphinx in Giza, approximately Giza away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary).

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If you are flying in from Pakistan, the closest major aiports are Cairo International Airport and Sphinx International Airport. In June, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Alexandria

— 2 nights

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 5th (Sat): make a trip to Lighthouse of Alexandria, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Fort Qaitbey, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Mamoura Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa and then explore the ancient world of Pompey's Pillar.

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Getting from Cairo to Alexandria by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Cairo in June, plan for little chillier days in Alexandria, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Sharm El Sheikh

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): bet on your favorite at Ghibli Raceway, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mangrove Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Shark's Bay Beach. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ras Um Sid.

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Traveling by flight from Alexandria to Sharm El Sheikh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Alexandria in June, with highs in Sharm El Sheikh at 43°C and lows at 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip