13 days in Athens & Cairo Itinerary

13 days in Athens & Cairo Itinerary

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13 days in Athens & Cairo Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Athens, Greece
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Cairo, Egypt
— 6 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: San Francisco, United States

5
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You've added National Garden, Jazz In Jazz, Herod Atticus Odeon, and other attractions to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, wander the streets of Plaka, don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, and take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Athens travel route planner .

San Francisco, USA to Athens is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from San Francisco to Athens due to the time zone difference. April in Athens sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 55°F at night. On the 12th (Tue), you're off toCairo.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Nightlife Museums
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

6
nights
Cairo, Egypt

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mosque of Muhammad Ali as well as Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Islamic Cairo, explore the ancient world of Giza Plateau, walk around Al-Azhar Park, and explore the activities along Nile River.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cairo trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Athens to Cairo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, Cairo is a bit warmer than Athens - with highs of 84°F and lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

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