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Prices starting at $668 for return flights and $369 for one-way flights to Cairo were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.
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Fly from Chicago to Cairo and see some of the greatest wonders of the ancient world. Cairo's landmarks are some of the best recognized, but the city is also a modern metropolis, rich with a vibrant nightlife, top-flight shopping and high-end cuisine. Take CTA, a taxi or Metra Rail train to O'Hare International Airport (ORD), and you could be touching down in Cairo in under 14 hours.
See the classic landmarks such as the Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx, and then delve even deeper into the archaeological history by browsing the exhibits on display at the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities. The Pharaonic Village provides a firsthand and in-depth lesson in the lives and traditions of the ancient Egyptians. Souq al-Gomaa is the quintessential picture of an African bazaar, an expansive market that stimulates all the senses and has just about everything you can imagine for sale. Visit Makar, a venue devoted to exploring the traditional cultural arts of Egypt with a focus on music and dance.
Both taxis and local buses run from Cairo International Airport (CAI) to the city. Between their bus and train system, public transportation thoroughly covers the Cairo area. While you can rely on taxis, you shouldn't need to for anything but the more far-flung landmarks. Average highs and lows in Cairo spike at around 100 and rarely sink below 50. Come during December to see showings from some of the most innovative new talent at the Cairo International Film Festival.
Go right to our Covid-19 Travel Advisor for the most up-to-date information on travel restrictions and quarantine when catching a flight from Chicago to Cairo.
The shortest possible flight time is 12 hours and 5 minutes, so take some measures to help avoid jet lag during your Chicago to Cairo trip. Don't forget to move about the cabin, get some sleep and sip on water.
We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it's good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to Cairo have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you'll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.
In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to Cairo without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the "no change fees" filter and book with confidence.
Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2020 shows that Monday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Tuesday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.
We won't keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data the cheapest month to fly is August. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a break from it all before the weather changes. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly is the height of summer, with ticket prices peaking in the month of June.
To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2020 saved up to 45% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!
*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2020. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.
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Refunds/changes/cancellations: Itinerary changes, if permitted for the fare, will have a $30 service fee charged by Orbitz. Additional airline charges may apply.
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