16 days in Tunis, Cairo & Addis Ababa Itinerary

16 days in Tunis, Cairo & Addis Ababa Itinerary

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Tunis, Tunisia
— 4 nights
2
Cairo, Egypt
— 4 nights
3
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
— 5 nights

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Tunis, Tunisia

Tunis ©
The Mediterranean port city of Tunis, Tunisia's bustling capital, boasts a vibrant mix of cultures and architectural styles, enchanting visitors with its historical attractions, picturesque beaches, and laidback vibe.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hammamet (Medina of Hammamet, Yasmin Hammamet, &more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The National Bardo Museum, wander the streets of Medina of Tunis, don't miss a visit to Cimetiere Militaire Francais de Takrouna, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Place du 14 Janvier.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tunis attractions planner.

New York City, USA to Tunis is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Traveling from New York City in August, expect nights in Tunis to be about the same, around 73°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 93°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Tunis

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Hammamet
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Yasmin Hammamet ©
Yasmin Hammamet
Medina of Hammamet ©
Medina of Hammamet
The National Bardo Museum ©
The National Bardo Museum

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Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx) and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara). Spend the 20th (Fri) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, explore the activities along Nile River, stop by Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch, and stroll around Al-Azhar Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cairo itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Tunis to Cairo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tunis to Cairo due to the time zone difference. In August in Cairo, expect temperatures between 96°F during the day and 78°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Addis Ababa.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Giza, Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

A sprawling metropolis and home to millions of Ethiopians, Addis Ababa houses many international organizations, embassies, and commissions, making it a diplomatic, political, and economic hub of the country.
Spend the 24th (Tue) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ethiopia, make a trip to The Mausoleum of Menelik II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Cathedral, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Entoto Maryam Church.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Addis Ababa online vacation maker.

You can fly from Cairo to Addis Ababa in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to East Africa Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Cairo in August: high temperatures in Addis Ababa hover around 70°F and lows are around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Photography Tours
National Museum of Ethiopia ©
National Museum of Ethiopia
Mount Entoto ©
Mount Entoto