What to do in Cairo in one day

09:00 – Le Riad Hotel de Charme

09:30 – Exploring Islamic city: Bab Zuweila, Khan el- Khalili

10:30 – Cafe El-Fishawi

11:00 – Egyptian Museum of Antiquities

12:30 – Lunch at Koshary Abou Tarek

14:00 – Giza Pyramids

16:00 – Four Seasons Tea Room

17:00 – Coptic Cairo (Old City)

18:30 – Salah El-Din Citadel

19:30 – Dinner at Abou el-Sid

21:00 – El Sawy Culture Wheel

22:30 – Pub 28

23:59 – The Garden

 

We mapped out your day trip in Cairo

Each highlight of your day trip is numbered, simply follow the guide

What you should absolutely know about Cairo

City highlights, food & drinks, expressions, weather, how to get there and how to get around

Cairo, the capital of Egypt and its optimal Nile Delta location, have made the city into the area’s political and cultural hub. During your Cairo day trips, you’ll notice impressive Islamic architecture with the ancient Egyptian cities looming in the background. For anyone interested in ancient histories, Cairo is the place to visit. Yet, it’s not all serious, the city boasts the Arab world’s oldest and largest film and music industries, earning the nickname of “Hollywood Middle East.” Take in a film, smoke some shisha then dance the night away . With a ranking of the “World’s Most 24-Hour City” Cairo is made for night owls

First, Tahrir Square, the heart of Cairo’s downtown and site of many historical events. Check out the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities to view items from Tutankhamun’s tomb. For a breathtaking view, head up to the top of Cairo Tower, at 613 feet tall you’ll see the Great Pyramid of Giza, 9 miles away

Cafes are predominant in the city. They are the places where locals gather, sip, nibble, smoke shisha, and discuss. Street carts are next to providing nourishment – try koshary, an Egyptian dish of rice, macaroni, lentils, chickpeas, smothered in spicy tomato sauce, garnished with fried onions

Egypt’s official language is Standard Arabic, however you’ll find Egyptian Arabic is more often spoken. English and French are utilized throughout Cairo, especially in business. To say “Hello” in Arabic, “Marhabaan” (pronouned Mar-ha-ban). “Thank you” is “Shukraan” (pronounced SHook-ran)

Cairo’s desert location is evident in its summer highs in the 90s, and winter highs in the low 80s. Wind storms are not uncommon, and although some humidity waves arrive from the Mediterranean Sea, it can be sometimes uncomfortably dry from March to May

Once you land at Cairo International Airport, taking a train is the fastest way to the city’s center and costs around 70 Egyptian pounds. Take the airport shuttle into the city for 35 Egyptian pounds or hail a taxi for 50 Egyptian pounds

Traffic in Cairo gets quite dense, avoid renting a car here. You won’t be stranded though, Cairo features a rail system, subway system, and maritime services traversing the Nile. The subway system is probably the most efficient way to navigate the city

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