5 days in Cairo, Sharm El Sheikh & Ain Sukhna Itinerary

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— 1 night
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Fly to Cairo, Bus to Ain Sukhna
Ain Sukhna
— 1 night
Drive to Cairo International Airport, Fly to Jeddah


Cairo — 1 night

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.
On the 30th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al-Azhar Mosque and then steep yourself in history at Mosque of Ibn Tulun. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Aisha Fahmi Palace, steep yourself in history at Pyramids of Giza, and then appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cairo trip builder site.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Cairo is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder evenings in Cairo when traveling from Jeddah in August, with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can fly to Sharm El Sheikh.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): see Off-Road Tours and then admire the striking features of Al Mustafa Mosque. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Ras Um Sid, then go deep with a submarine tour, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at St Catherine Shop.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh route planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in August, Sharm El Sheikh is a bit warmer at night with lows of 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ain Sukhna.
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Ain Sukhna — 1 night

Ain Sokhna is a town in the Suez Governorate, lying on the western shore of the Red Sea's Gulf of Suez. On the 3rd (Sat), indulge in some personalized pampering at Warm Spa Sokhna.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ain Sukhna day trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Ain Sukhna takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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