25 days in Cairo, Madrid & Swiss Alps Itinerary

25 days in Cairo, Madrid & Swiss Alps Itinerary

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25 days in Cairo, Madrid & Swiss Alps Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City, Kuwait
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
3
Gletsch, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Lugano, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Bettmeralp, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
6
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 6 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  12​h
End: Kuwait City, Kuwait

3
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, admire the landmark architecture of Khan Al-Khalili, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), and take a stroll through Islamic Cairo.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cairo online itinerary planner .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Cairo is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. Traveling from Kuwait City to Cairo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuwait City in August, things will get a bit cooler in Cairo: highs are around 41°C and lows about 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Giza, Step Pyramid of Djoser
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

5
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Family-friendly places like Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro) and Templo de Debod will thrill your kids. Step out of Madrid to go to Toledo and see Catedral Primada, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, explore and take pictures at Stadio Santiago Bernabeu, meet the residents at Zoo Aquarium de Madrid, and don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Madrid online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Cairo to Madrid in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cairo in August, expect little chillier with lows of 22°C in Madrid. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Gletsch.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
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Retiro Park ©
Retiro Park
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Room Escape Games

1
night
Gletsch, Switzerland

Gletsch ©
On the 11th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Furka Pass, explore the activities along Gelmersee, and then don't miss a visit to Grimsel Pass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: glide through natural beauty at Mathias Hischier Langlaufunterricht, then take in the awesome beauty at Nufenen Pass, and then head outdoors with Foroglio Val Bavona.

Start your trip to Gletsch by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Explore your travel options from Madrid to Gletsch with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lugano.

Things to do in Gletsch

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Oberwald, Gelmersee, Furka Pass, Foroglio Val Bavona, Nufenen Pass
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Furka Pass ©
Furka Pass
Gelmersee ©
Gelmersee
Nufenen Pass ©
Nufenen Pass

5
nights
Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Attractions like Monte Tamaro and Parco delle Gole della Breggia make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Locarno (Falconeria Locarno & Lido Locarno) and Lungolago Di Ascona (in Ascona). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Valle Verzasca, kick back and relax at Lido San Domenico, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monte San Salvatore, and explore the striking landscape at Parco Archeologico di Tremona-Castello.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Lugano trip planner .

Drive from Gletsch to Lugano in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bettmeralp.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Locarno, Rivera, Parco delle Gole della Breggia, Lungolago Di Ascona, Parco Archeologico di Tremona-Castello
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Monte Tamaro ©
Monte Tamaro
Monte San Giorgio ©
Monte San Giorgio

2
nights
Bettmeralp, Switzerland

Bettmeralp ©
Bettmeralp is a municipality in the district of Raron in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): snap pictures at Hangebrucke Furgangen-Muhlebach, then stroll through Gommer Hohenweg, and then explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Aletsch Arena.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bettmeralp trip itinerary builder website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lugano to Bettmeralp. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Bettmeralp

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Aletsch Glacier, Gommer Hohenweg, Hangebrucke Furgangen-Muhlebach
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Gommer Hohenweg ©
Gommer Hohenweg
Aletsch Arena ©
Aletsch Arena

6
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for nature, winter sports, museums, historic sites, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, fly down the slopes at Trockener Steg, stroll through Murmelweg Wanderung, and make a trip to Riffelsee.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Zermatt fast, fun, and easy.

You can take a train from Bettmeralp to Zermatt in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. You'll set off for home on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Clay Shoot Zermatt ©
Clay Shoot Zermatt
Hohbalmen ©
Hohbalmen

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