12 days in Cairo & Alexandria Itinerary

12 days in Cairo & Alexandria Itinerary

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1
Cairo
— 6 nights
2
Alexandria
— 5 nights

6
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.
Explore Cairo's surroundings by going to Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, walk around Al-Azhar Park, and explore the activities along Nile River.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cairo trip site.

Zurich, Switzerland to Cairo is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Zurich in August, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Cairo: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Monastery of St. Macarius, admire the striking features of St. Catherine's Cathedral, and admire the natural beauty at Montazah Gardens.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Alexandria visit planner.

Traveling by car from Cairo to Alexandria takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Cairo in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Alexandria, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Alexandria

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

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