9 days in Cairo & Paris Itinerary

9 days in Cairo & Paris Itinerary

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Start: Cairo, Egypt
1
Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Cairo, Egypt

3
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.
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 Step Pyramid of Djoser (in Saqqara). And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), stroll around Al-Azhar Park, and contemplate the long history of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Cairo trip itinerary tool.

If you are flying in from Egypt, the closest major aiport is Cairo International Airport. In August, daytime highs in Cairo are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Giza, Step Pyramid of Djoser
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Khan Al-Khalili ©
Khan Al-Khalili

5
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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 d'Orsay. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Paris takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Paris due to the time zone 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 travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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