16 days in Cairo & Jeddah Itinerary

16 days in Cairo & Jeddah Itinerary

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Cairo, Egypt
— 8 nights
2
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
— 6 nights

8
nights
Cairo, Egypt

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.
Explore Cairo's surroundings by going to Giza (Great Sphinx, Pyramids of Giza, &more), Saqqara (Step Pyramid of Djoser & Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids) and Meidum Pyramid (in El Wasta). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, take a stroll through Coptic Cairo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, and admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary).

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Cairo is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Jeddah in October, things will get slightly colder in Cairo: highs are around 35°C and lows about 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jeddah.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

Giza, Saqqara, Meidum Pyramid
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

6
nights
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Jeddah ©
The commercial and entertainment capital of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah offers a dazzling range of sites and activities combined with mouthwatering cuisine.
Change things up with these side-trips from Jeddah: Mecca (Masjid Taneem, Jabal al-Nour, &more) and Jabal AlFil (Elephant Rock) (in AlUla). There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Fakieh Aquarium, buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of Arabia, make a trip to Nassif House Museum, and wander the streets of Al-Balad.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Jeddah trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Jeddah takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Jeddah. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cairo in October: high temperatures in Jeddah hover around 41°C and lows are around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jeddah

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Mecca, Jabal AlFil (Elephant Rock)
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Kaaba ©
Kaaba
Jabal al-Nour ©
Jabal al-Nour
Abraj Al-Bait Towers ©
Abraj Al-Bait Towers

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