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Cairo

4.4
City of a Thousand Minarets
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. You won't lack for places to visit in Cairo, partly due to the sheer vastness of Africa's largest city, and partly because it harbors a rich heritage and a plethora of historic relics. Millennia of different rulers, cultures, and religions left their mark on Egypt's capital, leaving it with a bountiful tapestry of mosques, lavish palaces, sacred tombs, and ancient artifacts. If delving into Cairo's tumultuous past leaves you feeling overwhelmed, retire to a quiet coffeehouse or a charming hole-in-the-wall restaurant to gather your impressions and take in the buzzing ambience. Plan your tour of Cairo and Egypt travel itinerary using our Egypt attractions planner.
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Popular things to do in Cairo

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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
Specialty Museum
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
4.4
Duration: 3 hours
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Safari
Safaris
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
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Photography Tour
Photography Tours
5.0
Duration: 8 hours
Khan Al-Khalili ©
Shopping
Khan Al-Khalili
3.9
Duration: 3 hours

Side trips from Cairo

Pyramids of Giza ©
World heritage site
Pyramids of Giza Giza
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Ruin
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids Saqqara
4.6
Duration: 4h 30 min
Great Sphinx ©
Monument
Great Sphinx Giza
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Giza Plateau ©
Ruin
Giza Plateau Giza
4.6
Duration: 3 hours

Hidden gems in Cairo

Islamic Cairo ©
Neighborhood
Islamic Cairo
4.5
Duration: 6 hours
Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary) ©
Architectural Building
Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary)
4.6
Duration: 3 hours
Al-Azhar Mosque ©
Religious Site
Al-Azhar Mosque
4.5
Duration: 3 hours
Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan ©
Religious Site
Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan
4.7
Duration: 3 hours

Historic Sites in Cairo

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Mosque of Muhammad Ali ©
Religious Site
Mosque of Muhammad Ali
4.5
Duration: 3 hours
Mosque of Ibn Tulun ©
Religious Site
Mosque of Ibn Tulun
4.6
Duration: 3 hours
El Muayyad Mosque
Religious Site
El Muayyad Mosque
5.0
Duration: 3 hours
Cave Church ©
Church
Cave Church
4.6
Duration: 3 hours

Museums in Cairo

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The Coptic Museum ©
Art Museum
The Coptic Museum
4.4
Duration: 3 hours
Gayer-Anderson Museum (Bayt al-Kiritliya) ©
Art Museum
Gayer-Anderson Museum (Bayt al-Kiritliya)
4.6
Duration: 3 hours
Egyptian Textile Museum
Specialty Museum
Egyptian Textile Museum
4.8
Duration: 3 hours
Abdeen Palace Museum ©
History Museum
Abdeen Palace Museum
4.2
Duration: 3 hours

Shopping in Cairo

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Nomad (Cairo Marriott Hotel Branch) ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Nomad (Cairo Marriott Hotel Branch)
5.0
Duration: 3 hours
Cairo Festival City Mall ©
Shopping Mall
Cairo Festival City Mall
4.5
Duration: 3 hours
City Stars Mall
Shopping Mall
City Stars Mall
4.2
Duration: 3 hours
Street of the Tentmakers (Sharia Khayamiya) ©
Flea Market
Street of the Tentmakers (Sharia Khayamiya)
4.7
Duration: 3 hours
Egypt Tailor Made Day Tours ©
Photography Tour
Egypt Tailor Made Day Tours
5.0
Duration: 6 hours
Cairo Top Tours ©
Walking tour
Cairo Top Tours
5.0
Duration: 8 hours
Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
Coptic Cairo ©
World heritage site
Coptic Cairo
4.5
Duration: 6 hours

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