57 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

57 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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57 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly + Drive:  33​h
1
Santana, Portugal
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  9​h
9
Korcula Town, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h
10
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h
11
Santa Caterina dello Ionio, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
12
Palermo, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
13
Valletta, Malta
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
14
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 30​min
15
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
16
Oia, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
17
Giza, Egypt
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
18
Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Sydney, Australia

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Santana, Portugal

Santana ©
Santana, short form for Santa Ana is a municipality along the northern coast of the island of Madeira, in Portuguese archipelago of the same name. You'll explore and learn at Ethnographic Museum and Engenhos do Norte. Church of the Good Lord Jesus and Santana Mother Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Levada Ribeira de Janela (in Porto Moniz), Igreja de Sao Bento (in Ribeira Brava) and Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Conceicao (in Machico). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Ponta de Sao Lourenco, stroll through Levada Do Rei, trek along Levada Caldeirao do Inferno, and get outside with Levada Faja do Rodrigues.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Santana day trip tool .

Sydney, Australia to Santana is an approximately 33-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Western European Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. When traveling from Sydney in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Santana: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Santana

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Madeira, Machico, Ribeira Brava, Levada Do Rei, Sao Salvador Church
Highlights from your plan
Ponta de Sao Lourenco ©
Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Laurissilva Forest ©
Laurissilva Forest
Church of the Good Lord Jesus ©
Church of the Good Lord Jesus

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Let the collections at Museu Nacional do Azulejo and Museu Calouste Gulbenkian capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Belém Tower and Cabo da Roca. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Fatima (Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima & Basilica da Santissima Trindade), Batalha Monastery (in Batalha) and Monastery of Alcobaca (in Alcobaca). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sao Joao Evangelista Church (Evora), step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, and steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lisbon vacation app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Santana to Lisbon. Expect little chillier evenings in Lisbon when traveling from Santana in April, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Evora, Fatima, Cabo da Roca, Palacio Nacional de Mafra, Monastery of Alcobaca
Highlights from your plan
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, then explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, then examine the collection at Prado National Museum, and finally walk around Parque del Retiro. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Plaza mayor de Chinchon, take in the exciting artwork at Cava Baja Gallery, browse the exhibits of Museo Cerralbo, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, and finally explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum of Spain.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Madrid takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Lisbon in April, plan for little chillier nights in Madrid, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Plaza mayor de Chinchon
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 13th (Wed), stroll around Parc Guell, examine the collection at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, then admire the striking features of Casa Amatller, then see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona, wander the streets of Ciutat Vella, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, get engrossed in the history at Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA, then take a stroll through El Born, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona visit planner .

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. April in Barcelona sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Escape the urban bustle at Ile Saint-Louis and Île de la Cité. Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (in Maincy), Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau) (in Fontainebleau) and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon (in Laon). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, see the interesting displays at Fondation Louis Vuitton, take a stroll through Latin Quarter, and browse the exhibits of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Paris day trip planning app .

Fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in April, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 18°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau), Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 20th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Portuguese Synagogue, admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, explore the world behind art at Moco Museum, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then make a trip to Anne Frank House, and finally get curious at Body Worlds.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam holiday maker app .

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Body Worlds ©
Body Worlds

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Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to English Garden and Marienplatz. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nymphenburg Palace and Alte Pinakothek. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, admire the masterpieces at New Pinakothek, get curious at Deutsches Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Munich road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Munich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): wander the streets of Cannaregio and then take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Venezia.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Venice trip planner .

Getting from Munich to Venice by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, Venice is a bit warmer than Munich - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Ethno Museum Barilo and Bishop's Treasury Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zitna Beach and Gabrielis Palace. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Korcula Town: River Rafting & Tubing (in Blato), Orebic (Monastery of Our Lady of Andela, Korta Katarina Winery, & more) and Vino Spaleta (in Kuna Peljeska). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Freestyle, take an in-depth tour of Korcula Town Museum, admire the striking features of Revelin Tower, and don't miss a visit to Kula Svih Svetih.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Korcula Town tour planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Venice to Korcula Town. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Rome.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Orebic, Lumbarda, Vino Spaleta, Zitna Beach, Ethno Museum Barilo
Highlights from your plan
Freestyle ©
Freestyle
Ethno Museum Barilo ©
Ethno Museum Barilo
Vino Spaleta ©
Vino Spaleta

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Colosseum and Pantheon. Get some cultural insight at St. Peter's Basilica and San Pietro in Vincoli. Go for a jaunt from Rome to Subiaco to see Monastero Di S.Benedetto about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome day trip site .

Explore your travel options from Korcula Town to Rome with the Route module. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Santa Caterina dello Ionio.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Vatican City, Monastero Di S.Benedetto
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro

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Santa Caterina dello Ionio, Italy

Santa Caterina dello Ionio ©
Santa Caterina dello lonio is a town and comune in the province of Catanzaro in the Calabria region of southern Italy.GeographyThe village is bordered by Badolato and Guardavalle. Popular historic sites such as Borgo di Santa Caterina dello Ionio and Duomo di Stilo are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Castle of Stilo and Abbazia di San Giovanni Therestis. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Caterina dello Ionio: Mongiana (Museo delle Reali Ferriere Borboniche & Parco di Villa Vittoria), Villa Caristo (in Stignano) and Serra San Bruno (Santa Maria Nel Bosco Santuary, Chiesa di Maria SS. Assunta di Terravecchia, & more). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Cascata del Marmarico, get great views at Sanctuary of Santa Maria della Stella, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Riace, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Domenico.

For reviews and tourist information, go to the Santa Caterina dello Ionio online vacation planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rome to Santa Caterina dello Ionio. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Santa Caterina dello Ionio

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Serra San Bruno, Stilo, Mongiana, Bivongi, Villa Caristo
Highlights from your plan
Borgo di Santa Caterina dello Ionio ©
Cattolica di Stilo ©
Cattolica di Stilo
Abbazia di San Giovanni Therestis ©

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Palermo, Italy

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 6th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di S. Domenico e Chiostro, contemplate the long history of Villino Florio, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Nobile e Monumentale Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione al Capo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa Santa Maria della Pieta'.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Palermo trip itinerary planning site .

Explore your travel options from Santa Caterina dello Ionio to Palermo with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Valletta.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan

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Valletta, Malta

Valletta ©
Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
Get outdoors at Xemxija Heritage Trail and Blue Hole. Popular historic sites such as St. John's Co-Cathedral and Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum are in your itinerary. Explore Valletta's surroundings by going to Fort Chambray (in Ghajnsielem) and Ghajn Tuffieha Bay (in Mellieha). There's lots more to do: take in the history at Lascaris War Rooms, engage your brain at Esplora Interactive Science Centre, examine the collection at Palace Armoury, and look for all kinds of wild species at Malta Falconry Centre.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Valletta online holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Palermo to Valletta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Valletta can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Valletta

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Mdina, Fort Chambray, Ghajn Tuffieha Bay, Blue Hole, Xemxija Heritage Trail
Highlights from your plan
Lascaris War Rooms ©
Lascaris War Rooms
St. John's Co-Cathedral ©
St. John's Co-Cathedral
Saluting Battery ©
Saluting Battery

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Philopappos Hill, explore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus, delve into the distant past at Erechtheion, then contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, and finally pause for some photo ops at Temple of Athena Nike.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Athens day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Valletta to Athens takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Valletta to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. May in Athens sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Corinth, Lion Gate, Orea Eleni Natural Thermal Spring
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

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Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Aegean Maritime Museum and Lena's House. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Platis Gialos Beach and Kapari Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mykonos Town: Delos (House of Masks, Mount Kynthos, & more). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Little Venice, don't miss a visit to Kapopoulos Fine Arts, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and stroll through Paradise Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Oia.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Delos, Mykonos, Paradise Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
Kapari Beach ©
Kapari Beach
Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice

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Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Perissa Black Sand Beach and Monastery of Profitis Ilias. Akrotiri and Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Red Beach (in Akrotiri), Vlychada Beach (in Vlychada) and Artemis Karamolegos Winery (in Exo Gonia). There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, do a tasting at Domaine Sigalas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, and explore the historical opulence of Castelli of Pyrgos.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Oia trip planner .

Getting from Mykonos Town to Oia by car takes about 6.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Giza.

Things to do in Oia

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Fira, Akrotiri, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Castelli of Pyrgos
Highlights from your plan
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Monastery of Profitis Ilias ©
Monastery of Profitis Ilias

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Giza, Egypt

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pyramids of Giza. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): examine the collection at Musee de la Barque Solaire, delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza, then make a trip to Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep's Mastaba, then delve into the distant past at Pyramid of Unas, and finally explore the ancient world of Serapeum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Step Pyramid of Djoser, make a trip to Mastaba of Mereruka, explore the ancient world of Mastaba of Ti, see the interesting displays at Imhotep Museum, then get all the equipment you need at Ski Egypt, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Giza trip planning tool .

You can fly from Oia to Giza in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Oia in May: high temperatures in Giza hover around 38°C and lows are around 24°C. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cairo.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Saqqara, Ski Egypt
Highlights from your plan
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Step Pyramid of Djoser ©
Step Pyramid of Djoser

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Cairo, Egypt

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Egyptian Antiquities Museum and Mosque of Ibn Tulun. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gayer-Anderson Museum (Bayt al-Kiritliya) and Al Rifai Mosque. Change things up with a short trip to Natural Science Museum in Ismailia (about 1h 40 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Coptic Cairo, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, gain insight at Mosque of Al-Azhar, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cave Church.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cairo trip itinerary planning tool .

Cairo is very close to Giza. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, Natural Science Museum
Highlights from your plan
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
Coptic Cairo ©
Coptic Cairo