Egypt Travel Guide

Egypt Travel Guide 2024 / 2025

Tips & Helpful Information for Your Egypt Tour

As a place steeped in mystery, Egypt often finds itself at the top of travelers' wish lists. From its storied pyramids and temples to its enchanting Nile River and the Red Sea, an Egypt tour can offer you both a historical and a natural experience.

If you haven't given Egypt much thought but are interested in learning more about it before planning a trip there, our travel guide will tell you the ropes. It covers topics like the best time of year to go, how safe the nation is, the greatest places to see, and more. Read on, and you'll learn what a great vacation spot Egypt is!

Egypt Travel Essentials

Best Time in Egypt: When to Visit

Heat is the main factor that affects traveling in Egypt. From October to April, Egypt is during its winter, which means the temperature is cooler than other seasons in Egypt. With a lower temperature, this period is the best time to visit Egypt. Hear the story behind the Giza Pyramid, board a Nile River cruise, enjoy the warm sunshine on the beach, and go scuba diving in the crystal-clear water.

You may need to consider more when traveling to Egypt during summer time (July to August). Arranging a pyramid visit in the early morning or afternoon may help to avoid the heat.

Spring and Autumn are the shoulder seasons of Egypt. You can visit most attractions at an acceptable temperature at a lower price and less crowded than in winter.

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Must-Do's in Egypt

  • Visit the Pyramids

    The highlight of any trip to Egypt must be seeing the incredible pyramids. Standing in front of the iconic Pyramids of Giza, which were constructed nearly 4,000 years ago, you'll get a real feel of the ancient Egyptians' creativity. Furthermore, the Step Pyramid at Saqqara (also called the Pyramid of Djoser), the oldest pyramid built between 2630 and 2621 BC, is well worth a visit.

  • Cruise along the Nile River

    As the longest river in the world, the Nile River has flowed for thousands of years and gave birth to Egyptian civilization. A cruise tour on the Nile offers you a good chance to learn about the country's history and culture. Embark on a ship down the Nile, far from the din of the city, is a perfect way to unwind. You may see beautiful rural vistas along the river, and explore the ancient temples and tombs dotted along the riverbank.

  • Explore the Temples and Tombs at Luxor
    Many people think that Luxor is the best outdoor museum in the world. It was built where the old city of Thebes used to be. Luxor is split in half by the Nile. On the west bank sits the impressive Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut and the well-known "Valley of the Kings," which has more than 60 rock-cut tombs for the dead New Kingdom pharaohs. On the east bank, you may find the magnificent Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple.
  • Wander the Egyptian Museum

    The Egyptian Museum in central Cairo has one of the world's most significant assemblages of antiquity. Over ten thousand priceless antiques, including the greatest collection of pharaonic antiquities in the world, are stored in this treasure house, making it the only site where such a vast number of Egyptian artifacts can be found. The museum's grounds are like a time machine, transporting visitors to ancient Egypt with just a stroll.

  • Snorkeling/Diving in the Red Sea

    Over a thousand kilometers of Egypt's Red Sea shoreline provide sandy beaches backed by resorts and dining options, perfect for a relaxing getaway. With a wide variety of marine life in the Red Sea's warm and tranquil waters, you may spend time not only relaxing on the beach but also exploring the underwater world via snorkeling and scuba diving. Hurghada, Sharm el-Sheikh, Marsa Alam, and Dahab are all excellent options.

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