13 days in Cairo & Alexandria Itinerary

13 days in Cairo & Alexandria Itinerary

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13 days in Cairo & Alexandria Itinerary

Start: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Fly:  19​h
1
Cairo
— 6 nights
Bus:  2​h
2
Alexandria
— 4 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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.
Pyramids of Giza and Giza Plateau will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Nile River and Safaris will get you outdoors. Take a break from Cairo with a short trip to Great Sphinx in Giza, about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, wander the streets of Zamalek (Gezira Island), and explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cairo online vacation planner .

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to Cairo is an approximately 19-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 6 hours. July in Cairo sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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.
Visit Fort Qaitbey and The Monastery of St. Macarius for their historical value. Visiting Dahab reef and Mamoura Beach will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Alexandria Library, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, view the masterpieces at Bahgat Gallery, and explore the ancient world of Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Alexandria driving holiday planning app .

Take a bus from Cairo to Alexandria in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Cairo in July, you will find days in Alexandria are little chillier (36°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Dahab reef
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Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa ©
Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral ©

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