20 days in Rome & Cairo Itinerary

20 days in Rome & Cairo Itinerary

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20 days in Rome & Cairo Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  7​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 13 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Cairo, Egypt
— 6 nights
End: Cairo, Egypt

13
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome planner .

Cairo, Egypt to Rome is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Cairo in July, things will get a bit cooler in Rome: highs are around 37°C and lows about 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

6
nights
Cairo, Egypt

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.
Cairo is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, wander the streets of Islamic Cairo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Al-Azhar.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cairo travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Rome to Cairo by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Cairo. Traveling from Rome in August, expect Cairo to be a bit warmer, temps between 41°C and 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
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Photography Tours
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

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