16 days in Cairo, Greece & Italy Itinerary

16 days in Cairo, Greece & Italy Itinerary

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16 days in Cairo, Greece & Italy Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
1
Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
4
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 45​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Cairo, Egypt


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2
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, look for gifts at Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, take in the exciting artwork at Oum El Dounia Gallery, and take a stroll through Islamic Cairo.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Cairo trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

If you are flying in from Egypt, the closest major airport is Cairo International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in March, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Lycabettus, and explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Athens takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cairo in March, expect Athens to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Athens

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

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Step out of Venice with an excursion to Scrovegni Chapel in Padua--about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip site .

Fly from Athens to Venice in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Venice due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Athens in March: high temperatures in Venice hover around 17°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

1
night
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): shop like a local with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then see La Casa Maledetta, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan online visit planner .

You can take a train from Venice to Milan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In March, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
When in Florence, make a side trip to see Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Florence trip planner .

Traveling by train from Milan to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

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Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. March in Rome sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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