Cairo 2 1/2 days

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Aug 19th, 2004, 08:11 PM
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Cairo 2 1/2 days

We will be in Cairo for 3 nights - 2 1/2 days. Leave Cairo at 8pm on El Al.

Would you recommend sight seeing in Cairo for the full time or day trip to another area? If so where?
Or only stay 1 1/2 days?
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Aug 20th, 2004, 04:33 AM
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You'll easily fill up the 2-1/2 days in Cairo. The Museum itself could take 2-1/2 months, so the morning or afteroon you spend visiting here will only be a taste.

One morning can be spent out on the Giza Plateau with the Pyramids and Sphinx. The afternoon a visit to Memphis and Saqqara. Next day - Museum in morning, afternoon Coptic Cairo or Khan Khalili Bazzar or you can do it the other way around, doig one or the other the next 1/2 day.

You really won't have sufficient time to do a "day-trip" anywhere.

You can easily fill up the 2-1/1 days and know you'll want to return at another time for a longer visit.
 
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Aug 20th, 2004, 05:18 AM
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I agree with Sandi's recommendations for two days of sightseeing. With your half-day, you can visit the camel market in Biqash (or something like that), if that appeals to you -- its dirty, smelly and loud, but great photos and not that many tourists.
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