19 days in Alexandria & Cairo Itinerary

19 days in Alexandria & Cairo Itinerary

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Fly to Cairo, Bus to Alexandria
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— 7 nights
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Cairo
— 10 nights
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Alexandria

Mediterranean's Bride

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 St.Mina Monastery for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Bibliotheca Alexandrina and Alexandria National Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to El Alamein (Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte & El Alamein World War II Military Museum). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mamoura Beach, browse the different shops at Orouba Mall, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Catherine's Cathedral.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Alexandria trip planner.

New York City, USA to Alexandria is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in April, things will get a bit warmer in Alexandria: highs are around 77°F and lows about 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Cairo.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

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Cairo

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 explore and learn at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and The Coptic Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pyramids of Giza and Giza Plateau. Venture out of the city with trips to Saqqara (Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids & Step Pyramid of Djoser) and Great Sphinx (in Giza). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Coptic Cairo, explore the ancient world of Memphis Historical Site, contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cairo trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Alexandria to Cairo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Alexandria in May, you will find days in Cairo are somewhat warmer (90°F), and nights are about the same (69°F). On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips