9 days in Cairo & Paris Itinerary

9 days in Cairo & Paris Itinerary

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Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Cairo, Egypt

— 3 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and Oum El Dounia Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx) and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara). And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, walk around Al-Azhar Park, and admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary).

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Cairo tour itinerary maker tool.

If you are flying in from Egypt, the closest major aiports are Cairo International Airport and Sphinx International Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Cairo can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

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Paris, France

— 5 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Shop till you drop at Champs-Elysees and Le Marais. You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Musee de l'Orangerie. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, get a taste of the local shopping with Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

Fly from Cairo to Paris in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Cairo in August, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Paris: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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