9 days in Athens & Cairo Itinerary

9 days in Athens & Cairo Itinerary

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9 days in Athens & Cairo Itinerary

Start: Edmonton, Canada
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  19​h 15​min
End: Edmonton, Canada

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get some historical perspective at Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Olympian Zeus. When in Athens, make a side trip to see Temple of Poseidon in Sounio, approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, and wander the streets of Plaka.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Athens trip itinerary maker tool .

Edmonton, Canada to Athens is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Edmonton to Athens. Traveling from Edmonton in December, expect Athens to be much hotter, temps between 17°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Temple of Poseidon
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Ancient Agora of Athens ©
Ancient Agora of Athens
Temple of Poseidon ©
Temple of Poseidon

3
nights
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 inner history buff will appreciate Pyramids of Giza and Step Pyramid of Djoser. Step out of Cairo with an excursion to Great Sphinx in Giza--about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, walk around Al-Azhar Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Muhammad Ali, and contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cairo day trip tool .

Getting from Athens to Cairo by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Athens in December; daily highs in Cairo reach 24°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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