Cairo, Egypt
The perfect 1 day itinerary

Cairo, Egypt's sprawling capital, is a vibrant city set on the Nile River. At its heart is Tahrir Square and the vast Egyptian Museum, a trove of antiquities including royal mummies and gilded King Tutankhamun artifacts. Nearby, Giza is the site of the iconic pyramids and Great Sphinx, dating to the 26th century BC. Cairo is also known for its own history, preserved in the medieval Islamic city and Coptic sites in Old Cairo.

What to do in Cairo?

This 1 day itinerary is the perfect guide to the best things to see in Cairo. It includes day-by-day activities, travel tips, and the top places to visit.

Day 1: A Day of Ancient Wonders


Start your day early with a visit to the Giza Plateau to see the iconic Pyramids of Giza, including the Great Pyramid of Khufu, the Pyramid of Khafre, and the Pyramid of Menkaure. Don't forget to take a closer look at the enigmatic Sphinx.


Head back to Cairo and visit the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square. Spend a few hours exploring the vast collection of artifacts, including the treasures of King Tutankhamun.


Stroll around the bustling Khan El Khalili Bazaar. This major souk in the historic center of Islamic Cairo is a great place to buy souvenirs, try local food, and experience the vibrant local culture.

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