Cairo, Egypt Travel Guide Last Updated: Jul 2022

It can feel chaotic when you are there, but Cairo is an amazing place to visit that should be high on anyone’s bucket list. Visitors can visit the main sites in only a few days, and that is probably long enough for most people. The Great Pyramids of Giza are just on the edge of the city and are easily worth all of the hassle of visiting.

Why Visit Cairo

Cairo Facts

Population 6,800,000
Area 18,000,000
Timezone UTC+2
Currency Egyptian pound
Airports Cairo International Airport (CAI)

Things To Do In Cairo

WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK IN Cairo

Budget breakfastMany hotels will include breakfast in the price. Otherwise, check local cafes and street stands for great deals.$3.31 - $6.61
Budget lunchAs long as you avoid tourist restaurants, you can eat really well and cheaply in Cairo.$4.07 - $8.65
Budget dinnerAssuming you want to dine at a cafe or local restaurant, you can still eat local favorites for very little.$5.85 - $12.21
Beer (.33l bottle)There are few bars in Cairo that are not at hotels or filled with prostitutes. $3.05 - $4.07
Beer (.33l bottle, retail)You can get good local beer at little shops if you can't find a good bar.$1.63 - $2.03
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BEST TOURS in Cairo

WHEN TO VISIT Cairo

TEMPERATURE AND RAINFALL

Month High F Low F Precipitations(INCH)
January64460.2
February70480.2
March75520.2
April82570.1
May91630.0
June95680.0
July97700.0
August95720.0
September90680.0
October86640.0
November79570.1
December68500.2

Cairo WEATHER ADVICE

SUNRISE AND SUNSET

21 Mar5:58am6:07pm
21 Jun4:54am6:59pm
21 Sep5:42am5:53pm
21 Dec6:46am4:59pm

Where to stay in Cairo

Cairo Hotel Seasons

Cairo Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar12.00 - 20.00
starstarstarstarstar15.00 - 24.00
starstarstarstarstar24.00 - 50.00
starstarstarstarstar57.00 - 129.00
starstarstarstarstar108.00 - 245.00
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Cairo Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed5.54 - 9.41

Getting to Cairo

GETTING AROUND Cairo

Cairo TRANSPORT PRICES

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from airport to city center2.54 - 3.05
Public bus from airport to city center0.51
3km taxi ride in Cairo1.78 - 2.54
Metro ride in Cairo0.15 - 0.36
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WHERE TO GO BEFORE AND AFTER