22 days in Egypt Itinerary

22 days in Egypt Itinerary

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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

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.
Head to City Stars Mall and Egypt Papyrus Museumfor some retail therapy. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Coptic Museum and Musee de la Barque Solaire. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, browse the different shops at Cairo Festival City Mall, and take a stroll through Zamalek (Gezira Island).

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cairo day trip tool.

Sanaa, Yemen to Cairo is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sanaa to Cairo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sanaa in October, expect Cairo to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Shopping · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

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1
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Alexandria

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): delve into the distant past at Pompey's Pillar, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, and then explore the world behind art at Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Alexandria road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cairo to Alexandria takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Museums
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3
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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Zeytuna Beach. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina, and buy something for everyone on your list at Senzo Mall.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hurghada day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Alexandria to Hurghada takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Alexandria in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Hurghada, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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11
nights
Cairo

City of a Thousand Minarets

Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Khan Al-Khalili and Oum El Dounia Gallery. Bring the kids along to The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Islamic Cairo. Explore Cairo's surroundings by going to 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: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Muhammad Ali, admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), and buy something for everyone on your list at City Stars Mall.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cairo tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Hurghada to Cairo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hurghada in October, you will find days in Cairo are slightly colder (35°C), and nights are about the same (24°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

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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.