8 days in Cairo & Romania Itinerary

8 days in Cairo & Romania Itinerary

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Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bucharest, Romania
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brasov, Romania
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Otopeni Airport, Fly to Cairo

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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 Great Sphinx. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara) and Pyramids of Giza (in Giza). There's much more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, and walk around Al-Azhar Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cairo trip maker app.

If you are flying in from Egypt, the closest major aiports are Cairo International Airport and Sphinx International Airport. In May, daily temperatures in Cairo can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly 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 Room Escape Games make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Bucharest with an excursion to Therme București in Balotesti--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stavropoleos Monastery.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bucharest trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Cairo to Bucharest in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cairo in May, with highs in Bucharest at 27°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough 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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), tour the pleasant surroundings at La Prapastii Zarnesti, and then see the winter wonderland with Parc Aventura Brasov. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Church (Biserica Neagra) and then explore the historical opulence of Peles Castle.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Brasov trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Bucharest to Brasov by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Adventure

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Romania travel guide

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Castles · Churches · Historic Walking Areas
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.