20 days in Athens & Cairo Itinerary

20 days in Athens & Cairo Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 9 nights
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Athens, Greece

— 9 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Explore Athens' surroundings by going to Mycenae (Archaeological Site Mycenae & Lion Gate), Byzantine Museum of Argos (in Argos) and Corinth (Archaeological Museum of Corinth & Temple of Apollo). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens online day trip planner.

London, UK to Athens is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Athens, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in June, things will get a bit warmer in Athens: highs are around 35°C and lows about 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cairo, Egypt

— 10 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx) and Saqqara (Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids & Step Pyramid of Djoser). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, walk around Al-Azhar Park, and visit Islamic Cairo.

For maps and more tourist information, read our Cairo online travel planner.

You can fly from Athens to Cairo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Athens in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Cairo, with highs around 40°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips