46 days in Brussels & Cairo Itinerary

46 days in Brussels & Cairo Itinerary

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46 days in Brussels & Cairo Itinerary

Start: Veracruz, Mexico
Fly + train:  16​h
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Cairo, Egypt
— 40 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Veracruz, Mexico

2
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, and examine the collection at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Brussels journey builder tool .

Veracruz, Mexico to Brussels is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Veracruz to Brussels, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Veracruz in December: high temperatures in Brussels hover around 7°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Manneken Pis ©
Manneken Pis

40
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza, Solar Boat Museum, & more) and Caricature Museum (in Al Fayyum). Spend the 30th (Sun) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, steep yourself in history at Mohamed Ali Mosque, see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cairo trip planner.

Fly from Brussels to Cairo in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Brussels in December, expect nights in Cairo to be somewhat warmer, around 14°C, while days are much warmer, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Giza, Saqqara, Nubian Desert, Mohamed Ali Museum, Memphis Historical Site
Find places to stay Dec 24 — Feb 3:
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Photography Tours
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

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