6 days in Cairo Itinerary

6 days in Cairo Itinerary

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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.
Let the collections at Egyptian Antiquities Museum and The Coptic Museum capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Zamalek (Gezira Island) and Old City (Coptic Cairo). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza, Khafre's Pyramid, & more). The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Khan Al-Khalili, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), and contemplate the long history of Mohamed Ali Mosque.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Cairo trip itinerary maker.

If you are flying in from Sweden, the closest major airport is Cairo International Airport. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

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