Cairo Itinerary 2 Days

Things to See in Cairo in 2 days

If you are looking for the best things to see in Cairo in 2 days, these are the attractions you must include in your Cairo itinerary for 2 days. Explore further to plan a perfect trip of 2 days in Cairo.

This Plan is Good for You if You Are:

  • Visiting Cairo for the first time and have 2 days in hand
  • Looking for places to visit in 2 days in Cairo
  • Staying in Cairo and wondering how to spend 2 days in Cairo with family and kids
  • Backpacker planning to spend 48 hours in Cairo
  • Want to create Cairo itinerary on your own
  • Planning weekend vacation of 2 days in Cairo

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Recent Itineraries for 2 Days in Cairo

Here are the recent itineraries by tourists who have visited Cairo. Stop wondering what to do for 2 days in Cairo as these trip plans will help you decide easily. Select any of the customised itineraries and modify it according to your preference to have a great weekend in Cairo.

2 Days in Cairo - Perfect Weekend Guide

Located close to the Pyramids of Giza and Pyramids of Sakkara, Cairo is an ideal city for a stay over if you wish to visit the great archaeological sites. Besides, the capital of Egypt itself is packed with many attractions. If you are planning to spend 2 days in Cairo, then they are just apt to take in all that the city has to offer. Take a look at the itinerary below and you will be able to make the most of your time.

How to spend 2 days in Cairo?

Day 1 In Cairo

Start off your 48 hours in Cairo by heading towards the Pyramids of Giza. Located some 18 kilometers away from the city center, it would take around 45 minutes to reach the complex of pyramids. Ideally, it takes around 2 hours to view all the pyramids and the sphinx that date back some 4,500 years ago. Coming back to Cairo, gorge on Egyptian food at one of Cairo's finest restaurant called Zooba. This place offers authentic Egyptian dishes and is known to serve them with a slight twist. After relishing good food, make your way towards the Egyptian Museum. It would hardly take 15 minutes to reach the museum by cab from Zooba. Established in 1902, the Egyptian Museum houses about 120,000 artifacts. With these many artifacts to view, it would occupy the rest of your day. If time permits, you may also visit Coptic Cairo which is home to the Babylon Fortress, the Hanging Church, the Greek Church of St George.

Day 2 In Cairo

On your second day in Cairo, head towards the Pyramids of Sakkara. Located about 32 kilometers away from the city center, you can reach the pyramids in about 45 minutes. This is considered to be an important archaeological site. You can see the Step Pyramid of Djoser, Pyramid of Unas, Pyramid of Sekhemkhet, Mastaba of Ti, and the deep underground Persian Tombs at this place. Return back to Cairo and have lunch at a good restaurant. Thyen makes your way to Khan el-Khalili. This huge market is one of the prime attractions in Cairo. Wandering through the market, you will come across many shops selling jewelry, antiques, souvenirs, and much more. Besides, there are many cafes and eateries located in the area. Roaming through the market would easily take up the rest of your day.

Tours and Activities in Cairo for 2 Days

Booking tours and tickets for popular attractions saves a lot of your time spent in a queue. Below are some of the tours and tickets recommended for 2 days in Cairo

Best Hotels in Cairo for 2 Day Trip

These are some of the hotels added in the past by our travelers to their Cairo itinerary 2 days. Check out the hotels that suit you and add them to your trip plan.

With Less Days in Hand

With limited time in hand, explore our travel ideas for 1 day in Cairo. During a short day trip you may visit the important attractions in Cairo.

With More Days in Hand

With more than 2 days in hand, you can comfortably spend more time at famous attractions in Cairo. Plan lunch or dinner at the best restaurants, enjoy night-outs, indulge in adventure activites. Explore 3 days and 4 days trip ideas for Cairo.

What Next?

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