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.
There are certain attractions and sights that should never be missed while spending your holiday or your Egypt vacation packages including the breathtaking Giza Pyramids, the marvelous Abu Simbel Temples near Aswan, the exquisite attractions in Luxor including Valley of the Kings & the ancient Egyptian Temples such as the prodigious Karnak, Hatshepsut, and Luxor Temples and much more interesting sightseeing that you will enjoy the most while visiting and spending time there.
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 on earth. 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 are 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
Luxor city was constructed in the same location of 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 them have been relocated due to the floods of the Nile River with the help of the 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 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:
- 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.
Here is a list with the most recommended sites in Sharm El-Sheikh.
- Ras Mohamed National Park
- Naama Bay
- Saint Catherine’s Monastery
- the Blue Hole
- Jackson Reef