7 days in Cairo, Alexandria & Siwa Itinerary

7 days in Cairo, Alexandria & Siwa Itinerary

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Cairo
— 2 nights
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Alexandria
— 1 night
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Siwa
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Cairo — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Great Sphinx, stroll around Al-Azhar Park, and then shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili. Keep things going the next day: stop by Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River, and then examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip itinerary planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Cairo is an approximately 14-hour flight. In December, Cairo is slightly colder than Cape Town - with highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Alexandria.
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Alexandria — 1 night

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.
To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Alexandria trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cairo to Alexandria takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Siwa.
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Siwa

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Siwa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Alexandria to Siwa takes 8 hours. On the 6th (Mon), you'll travel back home.
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