4 days in Egypt & Athens Itinerary

4 days in Egypt & Athens Itinerary

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Cairo, Egypt
— 1 day
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights


Cairo, Egypt

— 1 day

City of a Thousand Minarets

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.
On the 12th (Sun), stroll around Al-Azhar Park and then wander the streets of Islamic Cairo.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cairo road trip planner.

If you are flying in from Egypt, the closest major aiports are Cairo International Airport and Sphinx International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Athens.

Things to do in Cairo

Neighborhoods · Parks
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Athens, Greece

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, visit Plaka, and see where the action happens at Panathenaic Stadium.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Athens holiday builder website.

Fly from Cairo to Athens in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature
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Egypt travel guide

Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Safaris
Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.