3 days in Cairo, Giza Governorate & Mersa Matruh Itinerary

3 days in Cairo, Giza Governorate & Mersa Matruh Itinerary

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3 days in Cairo, Giza Governorate & Mersa Matruh Itinerary

Start: Cairo
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Cairo
— 1 day
Drive:  15 min
2
Giza
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
3
Mersa Matruh
— 1 night
Bus:  4 h 45 min
End: Cairo

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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.
On the 16th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River, stop by Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, and then wander the streets of Coptic Cairo.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cairo trip planning app .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Cairo. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in January, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Giza.

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Coptic Cairo ©
Coptic Cairo
Nile River
Nile River
Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch ©
Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch

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Giza

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Sondos Papyrus, then appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, and then delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Giza trip itinerary planning website .

Giza is just a short distance from Cairo. In January, daily temperatures in Giza can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Mersa Matruh.

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Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza

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Mersa Matruh

Mersa Matruh ©
Mersa Matruh is a seaport in Egypt, the capital of the Matrouh Governorate. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take a stroll around Marsa Matruh and then kick back and relax at Almaza Bay.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Mersa Matruh trip planner.

Traveling by car from Giza to Mersa Matruh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Mersa Matruh can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus back home.

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Almaza Bay ©
Almaza Bay
Marsa Matruh ©
Marsa Matruh

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