8 days in Cairo & Romania Itinerary

8 days in Cairo & Romania Itinerary

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Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
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Bucharest, Romania
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brasov, Romania
— 2 nights
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Cairo, Egypt

— 2 nights

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Safaris. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara) and Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, stroll around Al-Azhar Park, and admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary).

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cairo trip planner.

If you are flying in from Egypt, the closest major aiports are Cairo International Airport and Sphinx International Airport. In May in Cairo, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Bucharest, Romania

— 2 nights
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Attractions like Palace of Parliament and Stavropoleos Monastery make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Bucharest with an excursion to Therme București in Balotesti--about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, and walk around Herăstrău Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bucharest day trip planning website.

You can fly from Cairo to Bucharest in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cairo in May, things will get little chillier in Bucharest: highs are around 27°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Brasov.

Things to do in Bucharest

Spas · Theme Parks · Tours · Shopping

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Brasov, Romania

— 2 nights
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
On the 21st (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), then look for all kinds of wild species at La Prapastii Zarnesti, and then get in on the family fun at Parc Aventura Brasov. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Church (Biserica Neagra) and then explore the historical opulence of Peles Castle.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Brasov trip site.

Drive from Bucharest to Brasov in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Theme Parks

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Romania travel guide

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Castles · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
An image of ancient architecture contrasted against a backdrop of vivdly green landscape represents the country of Romania, which features a diversity of landscape that has been largely undeveloped. With numerous mountain, valley, and lakeside resorts, an abundance of activities await outdoor enthusiasts. The other side of Romanian tourism is its impressive collection of ancient ruins, prehistoric fortresses, and medieval castles. Many of these date back to prehistoric times, the Ottoman Empire, and Austro-Hungarian rule, the influences of which are still apparent in preserved details. Tourism in Romania is not as prevalent as other countries, which this makes the travel experience here feel more authentic and awe-inspiring. Check out this simple but captivating country and discover its natural and historic beauty.