8 days in Cairo & Mersa Matruh Itinerary

8 days in Cairo & Mersa Matruh Itinerary

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8 days in Cairo & Mersa Matruh Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Cairo
— 3 nights
bus:  4​h 45​min
2
Mersa Matruh
— 1 night
Drive:  68​h
End: Riyadh

3
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx. For shopping fun, head to Khan Al-Khalili or Bashayer. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, don't miss a visit to Coptic Cairo, contemplate the long history of Mosque of Muhammad Ali, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cairo trip builder tool .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Cairo is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in October; daily highs in Cairo reach 35°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Mersa Matruh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
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Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

1
night
Mersa Matruh

Mersa Matruh ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): get into the urban bustle at Marsa Matruh, then kick back and relax at Almaza Bay, and then stop by Souq Libya.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mersa Matruh road trip planning tool .

You can take a bus from Cairo to Mersa Matruh in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In November in Mersa Matruh, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mersa Matruh

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Marsa Matruh ©
Marsa Matruh

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