11 days in Cairo, Sharm El Sheikh & Hurghada Itinerary

11 days in Cairo, Sharm El Sheikh & Hurghada Itinerary

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11 days in Cairo, Sharm El Sheikh & Hurghada Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  11​h
1
Cairo
— 1 night
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h
3
Hurghada
— 2 nights
4
Cairo
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: New York City

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): look for gifts at Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, walk around Al-Azhar Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Muhammad Ali, then contemplate the long history of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cairo trip builder .

New York City, USA to Cairo is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Cairo. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in September; daily highs in Cairo reach 93°F and lows reach 75°F. You'll set off for Sharm El Sheikh on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Cairo

Shopping Historic Sites Parks
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Khan Al-Khalili ©
Khan Al-Khalili
Mosque of Muhammad Ali ©
Mosque of Muhammad Ali
Al-Azhar Park ©
Al-Azhar Park

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nights
Sharm El Sheikh

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.
Sharm El Sheikh is known for nature, wildlife, shopping, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the different shops at SOHO Square, admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, wander the streets of Na'ama Bay, and find something for the whole family at Mirage Divers.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh day trip site .

Fly from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sharm El Sheikh, with lows around 82°F. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Shopping Theme Parks Neighborhoods
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SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
Coptic Orthodox Church ©
Coptic Orthodox Church

2
nights
Hurghada

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.
On the 29th (Sun), get lost in a book at Bibliotheca Alexandrina El Gouna. Here are some ideas for day two: go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Hurghada travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Hurghada are 98°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Hurghada

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Swim with Dolphins
Hurghada Marina ©
Hurghada Marina

3
nights
Cairo

Cairo ©
Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Coptic Cairo and then take a stroll through Cairo Citadel.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cairo trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Hurghada to Cairo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hurghada in October, expect nights in Cairo to be about the same, around 69°F, while days are little chillier, around 86°F. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Cairo

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Coptic Cairo ©
Coptic Cairo
Islamic Cairo ©
Islamic Cairo
Cairo Tower ©
Cairo Tower

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