15 days in Alexandria, Sharm El Sheikh & Cairo Itinerary

15 days in Alexandria, Sharm El Sheikh & Cairo Itinerary

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15 days in Alexandria, Sharm El Sheikh & Cairo Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly:  3​h
1
Alexandria
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Sharm El Sheikh
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Cairo
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Jeddah

5
nights
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.
Alexandria is known for historic sites, museums, parks, beaches, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Bibliotheca Alexandrina, snap pictures at Stanley Bridge, admire the landmark architecture of St. Catherine's Cathedral, and take in the waterfront at Corniche.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Alexandria trip itinerary planning site .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Alexandria is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Jeddah in October: high temperatures in Alexandria hover around 33°C and lows are around 23°C. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Montazah Gardens ©
Montazah Gardens

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Sharm El Sheikh side-trips: Dahab (Scuba & Snorkeling & Blue Hole). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at St Catherine Shop, enjoy some diversion at Sling Shot, and make a trip to Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Alexandria to Sharm El Sheikh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Alexandria in November: high temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Dahab
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Off-Road Tours
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole

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nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, delve into the distant past at Bent Pyramid, and steep yourself in history at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cairo trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in November since evenings lows in Cairo dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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