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 15​min
3
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
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:  9​h 45​min
10
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
11
Santa Caterina dello Ionio, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
12
Palermo, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
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:  7​h 45​min
17
Giza, Egypt
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ponta de Sao Lourenco and Levada Ribeira de Janela. Let the collections at Ethnographic Museum and Engenhos do Norte capture your imagination. Explore Santana's surroundings by going to Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Conceicao (in Machico), Igreja de Sao Bento (in Ribeira Brava) and Church of the Good Lord Jesus (in Ponta Delgada). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Laurissilva Forest, hike along Levada do Castelejo, explore the striking landscape at Reserva Natural da Rocha do Navio, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Vereda do Pico Ruivo.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Santana trip app .

Sydney, Australia to Santana is an approximately 33-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to Santana due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in April, plan for little chillier days in Santana, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Santana

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Madeira, Machico, Ribeira Brava, Sao Salvador Church, Engenhos do Norte
Highlights from your plan
Ponta de Sao Lourenco ©
Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Laurissilva Forest ©
Laurissilva Forest
Levada Ribeira de Janela ©
Levada Ribeira de Janela

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu Nacional do Azulejo and Igreja de Sao Roque. Attractions like Belém Tower and Lisbon Oceanarium make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Monastery of Alcobaca (in Alcobaca), Cabo da Roca (in Colares) and Batalha Monastery (in Batalha). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica da Santissima Trindade, and take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Lisbon tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Santana to Lisbon. Traveling from Santana in April, Lisbon is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Evora, Fatima, Monastery of Alcobaca, Batalha Monastery, Palacio Nacional de Mafra
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): pause for some serene contemplation at Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, then examine the collection at Prado National Museum, and finally stroll around Parque del Retiro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Plaza mayor de Chinchon, shop like a local with Cava Baja Gallery, steep yourself in history at Museo Cerralbo, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum of Spain.

Make your Madrid itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Madrid takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Madrid is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Madrid when traveling from Lisbon in April, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Plaza mayor de Chinchon
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
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, appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller, then examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral. On the next day, kick back and relax at Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona, don't miss a visit to Ciutat Vella, appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, take an in-depth tour of 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 see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona journey maker site .

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can 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
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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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.
Attractions like Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and The Paris Catacombs make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of the city life by going to Ile Saint-Louis and Île de la Cité. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau) (in Fontainebleau), Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon (in Laon) and Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (in Maincy). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in April, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between 18°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon, Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau)
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Portuguese Synagogue, admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, admire the masterpieces at Moco Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and finally get curious at Body Worlds.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip maker website .

Getting from Paris to Amsterdam by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 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 Childrens Museums
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.
Kids will enjoy Deutsches Museum and Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum. Discover out-of-the-way places like English Garden and Marienplatz. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Nymphenburg Palace, explore the world behind art at Staatliche Museum Agyptischer Kunst, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at Burgersaalkirche.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Munich trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Munich in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): wander the streets of Cannaregio and then wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Venezia.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Venice using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Munich in April, expect Venice to be a bit warmer, temps between 21°C and 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 Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

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Korcula Town, Croatia

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zitna Beach and Gabrielis Palace. Korcula Town Walls and Revelin Tower will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Blato (Ethno Museum Barilo & River Rafting & Tubing), Orebic (Monastery of Our Lady of Andela, Korta Katarina Winery, & more) and Vino Spaleta (in Kuna Peljeska). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Freestyle, do a tasting at Lovric Winery, view the masterpieces at Vapor gallery, and admire the landmark architecture of Tower Kanalevic.

Plan trip to Korcula Town with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Explore your travel options from Venice to Korcula Town with the Route module. 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, Ethno Museum Barilo, Zitna Beach, Vino Spaleta
Highlights from your plan
Freestyle ©
Freestyle
Ethno Museum Barilo ©
Ethno Museum Barilo
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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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.
Let the collections at Galleria Borghese and Welcome to Rome capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls. When in Rome, make a side trip to see Monastero Di S.Benedetto in Subiaco, approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and make a trip to Piazza Venezia.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Korcula Town to Rome with the Route module. In April in Rome, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time 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
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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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. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Borgo di Santa Caterina dello Ionio and Sanctuary of Santa Maria della Stella. Take a break from the city and head to Cascata del Marmarico and Parco di Villa Vittoria. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Caterina dello Ionio: Serra San Bruno (Santa Maria Nel Bosco Santuary, Chiesa di Maria SS. Assunta di Terravecchia, & more), Villa Caristo (in Stignano) and Museo delle Reali Ferriere Borboniche (in Mongiana). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Riace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Domenico, make a trip to Monastero di San Giovanni Theristis, and explore the historical opulence of Castle of Stilo.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Caterina dello Ionio trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rome to Santa Caterina dello Ionio. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Santa Caterina dello Ionio

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Serra San Bruno, Stilo, Bivongi, Mongiana, Sanctuary of Santa Maria della Stella
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di S. Domenico e Chiostro, contemplate the long history of Villino Florio, don't miss a visit to Cattedrale di Palermo, then don't miss a visit to Nobile e Monumentale Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione al Capo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa Santa Maria della Pieta'.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Palermo road trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Santa Caterina dello Ionio to Palermo. Finish 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lascaris War Rooms and Saluting Battery. Get some cultural insight at St. John's Co-Cathedral and Esplora Interactive Science Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Valletta: Ghajn Tuffieha Bay (in Mellieha), Fort Chambray (in Ghajnsielem) and Blue Hole (in San Lawrenz). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Fort St Elmo - National War Museum, contemplate the long history of Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum, admire the natural beauty at Upper Barrakka Gardens, and take an in-depth tour of Fortifications Interpretation Centre - Fortifications Interpretation Centre.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Valletta online attractions planner .

Getting from Palermo to Valletta by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In May in Valletta, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Athens.

Things to do in Valletta

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Mdina, Xemxija Heritage Trail, Fort Chambray, Ghajn Tuffieha Bay, Esplora Interactive Science Centre
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.
On the 11th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, make a trip to Philopappos Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Hephaestus, then make a trip to Erechtheion, then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, and finally appreciate the history behind Temple of Athena Nike.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens vacation planning site .

Traveling by flight from Valletta to Athens takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May in Athens, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

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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.
Popular historic sites such as House of Dionysus and Church of Saint George are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Aegean Maritime Museum and Archaeological Museum of Delos. Venture out of the city with trips to Delos (House of Masks, Mount Kynthos, & more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Platis Gialos Beach, wander the streets of Little Venice, get interesting insight from Tours, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Paleokastro.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town online trip planner .

Getting from Athens to Mykonos Town by combination of subway and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Oia.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Delos, Mykonos, Platis Gialos Beach, Paradise 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.
Visiting Perissa Black Sand Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. You'll explore and learn at Monastery of Profitis Ilias and Mnemossyne Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oia: Vlychada Beach (in Vlychada), Akrotiri (Akrotiri & Red Beach) and Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos (in Vothonas). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Castelli of Pyrgos, pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, do a tasting at Domaine Sigalas, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Oia visit planner.

You can drive from Mykonos Town to Oia in 6.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Giza.

Things to do in Oia

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

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

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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. On the 20th (Fri), examine the collection at Musee de la Barque Solaire, explore the ancient world of Pyramids of Giza, delve into the distant past at Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep's Mastaba, then explore the ancient world of Pyramid of Unas, and finally delve into the distant past at Serapeum. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Step Pyramid of Djoser, make a trip to Mastaba of Mereruka, delve into the distant past at Mastaba of Ti, see the interesting displays at Imhotep Museum, then get your game on at Ski Egypt, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Giza trip planner.

You can fly from Oia to Giza in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Oia in May, with highs in Giza at 38°C and lows at 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.
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids has been added to your itinerary. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Coptic Cairo and Al Rifai Mosque. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Nile River. Go for a jaunt from Cairo to Ismailia to see Natural Science Museum about 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cave Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Ibn Tulun, and wander the streets of Zamalek (Gezira Island).

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairo online vacation builder .

Cairo is very close to Giza. In May in Cairo, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

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