11 days in Alexandria & Giza Itinerary

11 days in Alexandria & Giza Itinerary

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11 days in Alexandria & Giza Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  19 h 45 min
1
Alexandria
— 4 nights
Bus:  2 h
2
Giza
— 5 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Toronto

4
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: contemplate the long history of Fort Qaitbey, explore the world behind art at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, appreciate the history behind Pompey's Pillar, and take a leisurely stroll along Corniche.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Alexandria trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Alexandria is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Toronto in April; daily highs in Alexandria reach 29°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Giza.

Things to do in Alexandria

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

5
nights
Giza

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Step out of Giza to go to Saqqara and see Step Pyramid of Djoser, which is approximately 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, stop by Egypt Papyrus Museum, delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Dahshour, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Ramses II.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Giza itinerary planner.

Getting from Alexandria to Giza by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Alexandria in April, expect nights in Giza to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Step Pyramid of Djoser
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Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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