How to Plan A perfect Trip to Egypt

We know you studied ancient Egyptian history in school when you were a kid, and we know how much you love to see it your own way. Planning Egypt Trip is hard without doing your homework and reading about this large country. We are here to help you plan a perfect trip to the land of the oldest civilization, and we have simplified the process into a few steps so after reading this post, it should be so easy to travel Egypt the way you want.

Egypt’s Must-see Attractions

This is the conclusion: The Tourist cities of Egypt are, Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Alexandria, Hurghada, and Sharm El-Shaikh. You should visit the below must-see iconic attractions of Egypt:

1- Get to know the Egyptian Tourist Cities and places of interest.

The very first step when planning Egypt Trip is that you need to know what cities you should visit in Egypt, as this large country is not just about the capital city, there is much to see in other large cities. The cities and spots you should consider while planning your Egypt Trip:

  • Cairo
  • Luxor
  • Aswan
  • Alexandria
  • The Western desert oases such as Bahariya oasis, El-Fayoum oasis, Siwa oasis, El-Farafra oasis, Dakhla & Kharga oasis (for desert, camping, & hiking lovers)
  • The Red sea cities such as Sharm El-Shaikh & Hurghada

2- Knowing the must-see attractions of each city in Egypt.

In every Egyptian city, there are many places to see and things to do which can take ages if you want to experience them all, that is why it is always a good idea to know and do the must-sees only at least in your first trip to Egypt, and when you come back which is sure, you can see and do more of what this great country has to offer. Below is a list of the must-sees of every tourist city in Egypt:

Cairo Top Attractions

  • Giza Pyramids & the Great Sphinx
  • The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities
  • Saqqara Pyramids
  • Memphis Museum
  • Dahshur Pyramids
  • Saladin Citadel
  • Islamic Cairo
  • Khan El-Khalili Bazaar
  • Coptic Cairo
  • The Grand Egyptian Museum “New”.

Luxor Top Attractions

  • Karnak Holy Temple Complex
  • Luxor Temple, Luxor Museum
  • The Mummification Museum
  • Valley of the Kings
  • Valley of the Queens
  • Temple of Madinat Habu
  • Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple
  • Memnon Colossi
  • And also Dendara and Abydos Temples from Luxor.

Aswan Top Attractions

  • Philae Temple of love
  • The Unfinished Obelisk
  • The Nubian Museum
  • The High Dam
  • Elephantine Island & The temple of god Khnum
  • Abu Simbel Temples.

Alexandria Top Attractions

  • The catacombs of Kom El-Shokafa
  • Pompey’s pillar
  • The Roman amphitheater
  • The fort of Qaytbay
  • The mosque of Abul-Abaas
  • El-Montazah palace and gardens
  • Alexandria library.

El-Fayoum oasis Top Attractions

  • Lake Qarun
  • Wadi El-Rayan
  • Wadi El-Hitan
  • The Petrified forest
  • Tunis village
  • The dynamic waterwheels.

Bahariya Oasis Top Attractions

  • The Museum of the Golden Mummies
  • Alexander the great temple
  • The tombs of the 26th dynasty
  • The English mountain
  • The black desert
  • El-dist & El-Maghrafa
  • The natural springs and lakes.

El-Farafra Oasis Top Attractions

  • The White Desert
  • The crystal mountains
  • El-Aqabat rocky mountains
  • Badr Museum.

El-Dakhla oasis Top Attractions

  • EL-Qasr ancient Islamic village
  • Dier El-Hagar
  • Bashandi Village
  • The Necropolis of Al Muzwaqa
  • The hot springs

El-Kharga oasis Top Attractions

  • Qasr el Labekha
  • El-Kharga Museum
  • El-Bagawat Tombs

3- Choose What suits your preferences

In one single trip, you can not take in all the above-listed attractions. However, it is important to know what’s in there so you can decide what to pick according to your preferences. Typically, Egypt travelers do the classical path from Cairo, along the Nile River all the way up to Abu Simbel in the south and then fly back to Cairo either to leave the country from Cairo airport or tag a day or two in Alexandria before departure. And also, some travelers love to spend a couple of days by the Red Sea shores and beaches, and some other travelers prefer to book the entire trip by the Red Sea and travel overland from there to all the surrounding attractions and cities.

Adventure buffs most likely will choose to spend more time exploring the desert sightseeing and enjoying water activities by the Red Sea shores and beaches.

4- Know The Best Order of Domestic Travel

After deciding on which attractions/things to do you are interested in, next step is to know how to start and where to go first.

Discover Egypt Famed Pyramids first in Cairo

You should first visit Cairo Pyramids in your first day of tours in Egypt, and you can add Saqqara Pyramids and Memphis Museum.

Board Nile Cruise to Explore the sites of Luxor and Aswan

After Cairo, typically, take the sleeper train or fly to Aswan to start a Nile cruise experience to explore Luxor and Aswan attractions: Karnak temple, Luxor temple, Kings Valley, Hatshepsut’s temple, & Memnon colossi. In Aswan explore Philae temple of love, the Unfinished Obelisk, the High dam, and Abu Simbel temples. After 3 or 4 nights on the cruise, fly back from Luxor to Cairo.

More of Cairo sightseeing

Visit the Egyptian Antiquities Museum, Islamic and Coptic Cairo, and the tourist bazaar at Khan El-Khalili.

Tag a day in Alexandria to see what the city has to offer.

All the must-sees of Alexandria we mentioned earlier in the post can be seen in one single day.

5- How much does a trip to Egypt cost?

The average cost of the Tours package is from 100$ to 200$ Per day per person, it depends on the number or participants, accommodation category level, service, transportation, .. etc.

Planning Egypt Trip with us

Are you ready for Planning Egypt Trip? Here at Egypt Fun Tours, we pride ourselves in providing the best Egypt tours finely crafted to meet your needs and interests.  Get in touch with our team and let us help you plan your Egypt Trip to make sure you get the most out of your Egypt vacation.

By Egyptfuntours

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