15 days in Athens & Cairo Itinerary

15 days in Athens & Cairo Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
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Cairo, Egypt
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Athens, Greece

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Athens: Lion Gate (in Mycenae) and Nafplio (Kolokotroni Statue, Nauplion Promenade, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, wander the streets of Monastiraki, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Athens trip planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Athens is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. April in Athens sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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Cairo, Egypt

City of a Thousand Minarets

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza, Giza Plateau, &more) and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, walk around Al-Azhar Park, stop by Golden Bird Bazaar, and get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip maker site.

You can fly from Athens to Cairo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, Cairo is a bit warmer than Athens - with highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Tours

Side Trips