9 days in Cairo & Alexandria Itinerary

9 days in Cairo & Alexandria Itinerary

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9 days in Cairo & Alexandria Itinerary

Start: Cairo
1
Cairo
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
2
Alexandria
— 4 nights
Bus:  2​h
3
Cairo
— 1 night
End: Cairo

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bellies En-Route as well as Coptic Cairo. Explore Cairo's surroundings by going to Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Muhammad Ali, look for gifts at Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, and explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cairo day trip planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Cairo International Airport. In March, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for the bus ride to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Classes Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Known for its turbulent and eventful past, the port city of Alexandria retains a historic charm and atmosphere, boasting thousands of years of Egypt's cultural heritage.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bibliotheca Alexandrina. There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Pompey's Pillar, explore the ancient world of Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, and take a leisurely stroll along Corniche.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Alexandria trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Cairo to Alexandria by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Cairo in March, you will find days in Alexandria are little chillier (72°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Cairo.

Things to do in Alexandria

Museums Historic Sites
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Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Pompey's Pillar ©
Pompey's Pillar

1
night
Cairo

Cairo ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): stop by Fair Trade Egypt.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairo travel planner.

You can take a bus from Alexandria to Cairo in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Outdoors Shopping
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AERODIUM Egypt ©
AERODIUM Egypt
Fair Trade Egypt ©
Fair Trade Egypt

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