5 days in Cairo & Alexandria Itinerary

5 days in Cairo & Alexandria Itinerary

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1
Cairo
— 1 night
2
Alexandria
— 2 nights

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night
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Egypt Tailor Made Day Tours. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River and then examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities. Here are some ideas for day two: capture your vacation like a pro with Egypt Tailor Made Day Tours, step into the grandiose world of Bab al-Futuh, and then view the masterpieces at Oum El Dounia Gallery.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Cairo driving holiday planner.

Chicago, USA to Cairo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 8 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in September; daily highs in Cairo reach 93°F and lows reach 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites
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Egypt Tailor Made Day Tours ©
Egypt Tailor Made Day Tours
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Bab al-Futuh ©
Bab al-Futuh

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): examine the collection at Royal Jewelry Museum and then take an in-depth tour of Alexandria National Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Alexandria online day trip 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 September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Alexandria: temperatures range from 88°F by day to 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Alexandria

Museums
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Alexandria National Museum ©
Alexandria National Museum
Royal Jewelry Museum ©
Royal Jewelry Museum

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