3 Days In Cairo Itinerary – Places To Visit Including The Pyramids

Cairo is the capital of Egypt and amidst the chaos of the city are the most magnificent gems. It’s the clashing of the old and the new, and it's frustratingly congested with cars and tourists.

A trip to Egypt just wouldn’t be complete without spending time at least 3 days in Cairo that covers the city that was and is. 

Day 1 – All the Pyramids

To see the pyramids and the whole of the Giza Necropolis for the first time from your rooftop is jaw-dropping, but to be right at its base and see all the huge blocks of granite is something else.

Continue around, and you’ll learn about the Khufu Sun Boat (also known as the Solar Boat), which was discovered in a sealed pit at the foot of The Great Pyramid.

Start your day off having breakfast in an older part of town. This is the kind of thing that your tour operator will need to help organize because these are hyper-local spots.

Day 2 – Antiquities Old and New

You’ll be spending a good amount of time at the original Museum of Egyptian Antiquities. Where all the collections will be moving to, but for the time being, this is still the de-facto museum for everything Ancient Egypt.

Day 3 – Mosques, Churches, and Synagogues

You’ll get to see much of the city’s religious diversity that you’ve passed by so far. You’ll also be able to see much more of the architectural gems alongside the street life of the city.

You’ll start your morning with breakfast at Kazaz Restaurant, and then you’ll dive into the historic Coptic churches of Old Cairo.

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