8 days in Cairo & Romania Itinerary

8 days in Cairo & Romania Itinerary

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Start: Cairo, Egypt
1
Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
2
Bucharest, Romania
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Brasov, Romania
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Cairo, Egypt

2
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, stroll around Al-Azhar Park, admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), and gain interesting insight with a heritage tour.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cairo road trip planning tool.

If you are flying in from Egypt, the closest major aiport is Cairo International Airport. May in Cairo sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 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 Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Giza
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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

2
nights
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Palace of Parliament and Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti". Step out of Bucharest to go to Balotesti and see Therme București, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Stavropoleos Monastery, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bucharest trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Cairo to Bucharest by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Cairo in May, things will get a bit cooler in Bucharest: highs are around 27°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Brasov.

Things to do in Bucharest

Spas Theme Parks Tours

Side Trip

Therme București
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Palace of Parliament ©
Palace of Parliament
Therme București ©
Therme București

2
nights
Brasov, Romania

Brasov ©
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), thenlook 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 Wildlife

Side Trips

La Prapastii Zarnesti, Peles Castle, Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
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Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Parc Aventura Brasov ©
Parc Aventura Brasov
Black Church (Biserica Neagra) ©
Black Church (Biserica Neagra)

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