Egypt is a stunning country to spend your vacation in and inside it; there are many impressive cities to visit in Egypt where your trip will never seem long enough. A lot of the tourists, who come to discover Egypt, have already come more than 15 times and they keep returning to enjoy its recherché sites and to see its new attractions and places. There are many sites that are being discovered every day including different pyramids, tombs, temples, and some Pharaohnic treasures and that is why tourists come to visit Egypt to enjoy such discoveries and to see the rest of the incredible landmarks that will let you have the best adventure of your life as adventures in Egypt never end and have no limits. Here is the best 7 cities to visit in Egypt:
Top 7 Cities To Visit In Egypt
Discover the Captivating Cities to Visit in Egypt
In order to mention the most important Egyptian destinations & its major attractions & landmarks, we prepared an article with the most prominent attractions & highlights in each Egyptian city so that you choose the best among them to spend your vacation touring them:
1- Cairo City
Cairo is the amazing capital of Egypt and it is the largest capital in Africa and considered the best cities to visit in Egypt. It includes some of the greatest Egyptian landmarks and that is why it is the first targeted destination for the majority of tourists.
Among the sites that you will have the opportunity to visit, there is the ancient Memphis City, the attractive Giza Pyramids Complex with its three main Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, & Menquare, the mythical Sphinx, the amazing Valley Temple, plus touring around some other Pyramids including Pyramids of Dahshour, Abu Sir, Maydoom, El-Lisht, Hawara, Abu Rawash, El- Lahoun, and Mazghuna.
Your tour in Cairo will never be completed except with a visit to the incredible Egyptian Museum that contains a huge amount of ancient artifacts, treasures, mummies, and antiques that date back to thousands of years.
In Cairo, you will also find some of the greatest Coptic & Islamic landmarks including The Hanging Church, Ben Ezra Synagogue, Mohamed Ali Mosque, Salah El-Din Citadel, El-Refai & Sultan Hassan Mosques, Abu Serga Church, Khan El-Khalili Bazaar, and many other sights that will make you enjoy every single minute while being in Egypt.
2- Luxor City
If you are looking for the best cities to visit in Egypt according to the historical places, then you should visit Luxor. Luxor city was constructed in the same location as the ancient capital of Egypt “Thebes” and as a result, it contains more than one-third of the world monuments and attractions and here are some of its most impressive attractions: Karnak &Luxor temples, the amazing Colossi of Memnon, Valley of the Kings, the incredible Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the Temple of Medinat Hapu of Ramses III, the interesting Valley of the Queens, Valley of the Nobles, the extraordinary Temples of Dendara, Esna, and Abydos.
3- Aswan City
There is no time to waste in Egypt as you can head to the Nubian City “Aswan” to check some of its unique attractions & landmarks that most of which have been relocated due to the floods of the Nile River with the help of UNESCO.
Among the best sites that you can head to, the spectacular Philae Temple of goddess Isis, the majestic High Dam, the great Unfinished Obelisk of Queen Hatshepsut, Kom Ombo & Edfu Temples, and of course there is no chance to miss a visit to the impressive two temples of Abu Simbel of king Ramses II and his beloved wife Nefertari. You can discover the attractions of Luxor and Aswan through book one of Nile cruises and witness the beauty of Nile banks while relaxing on a luxury cruise.
4- Alexandria City
Alexandria is the bride of the Mediterranean Sea that witness a lot of amazing improvements and construction works that made it one of the most desirable tourist cities for the majority of tourists and you will be able to visit there the citadel of Qaitbay, the exceptional Catacombs of Kom El-Shokafa, Alexandria Library, the majestic Pompey’s Pillar, the Amphitheatre of Kom El-Dikka, and the marvelous Montazah Palace Gardens.
5- Hurghada City
The coastal city of Hurghada is the oldest and the most famous tourist resort in Egypt and one of the best coastal cities to visit in Egypt because of its sandy white beaches and the blue skies in abundance throughout the year and while being there, you will find tons of activities that you can do and a lot of places you can head to including the Giftun Islands, Hurghada Marina, Straits of Gubal, Sindbad Submarine, Abu Nuhas Shipwreck Sites, Hurghada Aquarium.
There, you will enjoy the golden beaches to meditate & relax besides doping some water sports & activities such as do some snorkeling, diving, and Scuba diving. Hurghada is also one of the Egyptian cities where you can have Desert Jeep Expeditions & quad biking that is why the majority of tourists love spending their holiday in a coastal city like Hurghada.
6- Marsa Alam City
In Marsa Alam, there are several things you can do more than relaxing on the beach as this beautiful coastal city offers a lot of activities that can be done to enjoy your vacation in Egypt including:
Best Activities You Can Do in Marsa Alam:
- Swimming with the Dolphins and enjoy the exceptional reef with its intact coral & crystal water
- Head in an unforgettable excursion to Luxor City so that you can engage with local Egyptian town life. You will watch the bustle of the souks from the comfort of a roadside cafe or drift down the Nile in a felucca enjoying the cool breeze of the late afternoon as the sunsets. You will also enjoy a lot while visiting some of Luxor Highlights such as Valley of the Kings, Colossi of Memnon, Hatshepsut and Karnak Temples
- Retail Thereby in El- Quseir and do some interesting shopping in its shops & bazaars.
- Go fishing or Kite Surfing on a board of a yacht and enjoy a timeless experience.
- Head in a Desert Safari on a quad bike or you can take a jeep safari and head to Wadi Hammamat and you can also discover the wildlife of the Gebel Elba National Park.
7- Sharm El-Sheikh City
This magnificent city is the main tourist center in the Sinai Peninsula and it is considered one of the world’s top diving destinations. It is famous for its diving & snorkeling sites and that is why it is the best choice for a beach break after exploring the major historical sites in the Land of Pharaohs.
List of Best Resorts in Sharm El Sheikh:
- Ras Mohamed National Park
- Naama Bay
- Saint Catherine’s Monastery
- the Blue Hole
- Jackson Reef
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What Should I Wear While Being in Egypt?
You should wear whatever you want. It is advised to wear something light from cotton or linen, comfortable and put on sunblock during your time in Egypt in the summer and wear comfortable footwear like a closed-toe shoe to sustain the sandy terrain.
What to Pack for Your Egypt Tour?
You should bring a brimmed hat and sunglasses if you not used to the Egyptian sun &pack everything you could ever need and put in a small bag so you could move easily between your destinations.
Are All Nile Cruises Available at Any Time?
Yes, it is available all years. as the Nile from Aswan to Luxor takes three to four days of sailing on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the total cost of 600$ and the Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan take four to five days in Saturday, Monday and Thursday for the coast of 650$.
Why book Trips in Egypt?
We have experience in vacation planning for more than 10 years & our staff consists of the most professional operators, guides and drivers who dedicate all of their time & effort create the perfect vacation. All of our tours are customized by Travel, Financial & Time advisors to fit your every possible need during your time in egypt. we always keep in mind that your safety & comfort are our main priority until you return home.
Is it safe to travel to Egypt?
Yes, it is absolutely safe to travel to egypt, You will feel secure in Egypt as the current atmosphere of the country is very peaceful after the government took powerful measures like restructuring the entire tourist police to include all the important and tourist attractions in Egypt and construct an entire environment dedicated for ensuring the lives of all tourists.
What are Egypt's Visa Requirements?
They are very simples, If you want to apply for a Visa On Arrival that lasts for 30 days then you should be one of the eligible countries(check the link), have a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining and pay 25$ USD entry fee in cash. As for the E-Visa for 30 days, you should have a valid passport for at least 8 months, complete the online application, pay the e-visa fee then print the e-visa to later be presented to the airport border guard. You could be one of the countries eligible for a free visa for 90 days.
What is the Weather is Like?
The temperature of Egypt ranges from 37c to 14 c, Summer in Egypt is somehow hot and winter is cool and mild but sometimes it becomes cold at night. The average of low temperatures vary from 9.5 ¡ÆC in the wintertime to 23 ¡ÆC in the summertime and average high temperatures vary from 17 ¡ÆC in the wintertime to 32 ¡ÆC in the summertime while the temperature is moderate all along the coasts.
What is the Best Time of Visit Egypt?
It is known the best time to travel to Egypt is in the winter from September to April as the climate becomes a bit tropical, a warm atmosphere with a winter breeze. You will also be notified a week before your trip if the weather is unsafe or if any changes have been made.
Should I Give Tips in Egypt?
It is totally up to you, but if you choose to you can tip the servers at your restaurant 5-10% by handing it to them directly and 5 Egyptian Pounds as a general tip of anyone.
Can I Enter the Pyramids?
Yes, you can enter the pyramids for the small fee of 20$.
How to Enjoy Egypt During Ramadan?
Ramadan is a special time of year for Muslims that should be celebrated by non-Muslims and feel the essence of the Islamic culture. You can fast with the Muslim or just observe but you are always welcome to join the celebrations and festivals.