11 days in Cairo, Alexandria & El Alamein Itinerary

11 days in Cairo, Alexandria & El Alamein Itinerary

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Cairo
— 4 nights
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Alexandria
— 1 night
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El Alamein
— 4 nights
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Cairo

— 4 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Giza (Great Sphinx, Giza Plateau, &more) and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, stop by Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, and walk around Al-Azhar Park.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Cairo is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Cairo is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Riyadh in September, expect Cairo to be a bit cooler, temps between 39°C and 28°C. On the 21st (Tue), you'll travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

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Alexandria

— 1 night

Mediterranean's Bride

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.
On the 21st (Tue), steep yourself in history at Fort Qaitbey and then get your bearings at Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

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Traveling by car from Cairo to Alexandria takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Cairo in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Alexandria: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to El Alamein.

Things to do in Alexandria

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El Alamein

— 4 nights
El Alamein is known for historic sites and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll the grounds of El Alamein War Cemetery, brush up on your military savvy at El Alamein World War II Military Museum, and steep yourself in history at Deutsche Kriegsgraeberstatte.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read El Alamein trip planner.

You can drive from Alexandria to El Alamein in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in El Alamein, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 25°C at night. On the 26th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in El Alamein

Historic Sites · Museums
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