20 days in Alexandria & Cairo Itinerary

20 days in Alexandria & Cairo Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Egypt itinerary planner

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

— 7 nights

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Mamoura Beach and Dahab reef. Let the collections at Bibliotheca Alexandrina and El Alamein World War II Military Museum capture your imagination. Step out of Alexandria with an excursion to Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte in El Alamein--about 1h 50 min away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Fort Qaitbey, admire the striking features of St. Catherine's Cathedral, find something for the whole family at Alexandria Zoo, and take an in-depth tour of Alexandria National Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Alexandria trip itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Alexandria is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Alexandria. Traveling from New York City in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Alexandria: highs are around 77°F and lows about 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cairo.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Cairo

— 11 nights

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Great Sphinx. Appreciate the collections at Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre and Oum El Dounia Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Saqqara (Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids & Step Pyramid of Djoser) and Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Giza Plateau). The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, contemplate the long history of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, stroll around Al-Azhar Park, and get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili.

Before you visit Cairo, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Alexandria to Cairo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Alexandria in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cairo, with highs around 90°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 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 · Tours · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips