13 days in Cairo & Alexandria Itinerary

13 days in Cairo & Alexandria Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Fly:  19 h
1
Cairo
— 6 nights
Bus:  2 h
2
Alexandria
— 4 nights
Fly:  31 h
End: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

6
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.
Visit Pyramids of Giza and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids for their historical value. Get outdoors at Safaris and Cairo Horse Riding School. Go for a jaunt from Cairo to Giza to see Great Sphinx about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, wander the streets of Islamic Cairo, and stroll around Al-Azhar Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cairo online driving holiday planner.

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to Cairo is an approximately 18- hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. July in Cairo sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Alexandria.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort Qaitbey and Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa. Visiting Dahab reef and Mamoura Beach will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Monastery of St. Macarius, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, view the masterpieces at Bahgat Gallery, and stop by CREDO.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Alexandria tour planner.

You can take a bus from Cairo to Alexandria in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Cairo in July, you will find days in Alexandria are little chillier (36°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Dahab reef
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Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa ©
Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral ©
Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral

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