Egypt at a Glance
Best Time to Visit
Modes of Transportation
Must-See Destinations in Egypt
Partnered with our Egypt travel specialists, we have compiled recommendations for any length of trip. Below is a short list of the must-see destinations along with the various experiences you can enjoy while traveling through Egypt.
Cairo | Luxor | Aswan | Abu Simbel | Alexandria | Hurghada
- Explore the Egyptian Museum to view the exceptional display of antiquity
- Discover the great history of Cairo
- Wander labyrinthine-like medieval lanes at Khan el-Khalili souk
- Discover the size of the Temple Complex of Karnak and view stellar designs
- Traverse the renowned Valley of the Kings to find 63 tombs, including that of Tutankhamun
- Delight in the layers of history embodied in the Luxor Temple
- You can discover numbered plaques and reconstructed buildings that date back to 3000 BC
- Delight in sensational views and ancient honeycombed tombs
Best Time to Visit
Best Time to Visit Egypt
The best time to visit Egypt for the weather is from mid-October to April. This allows you to avoid the heat but also comes with larger crowds.
While summer can be hot in the desert, it can also be a great time to visit Egypt if you prefer smaller crowds. Visiting in summer also has the added bonus of less expensive accommodations and more availability. Visitors to Egypt in summer can often find that they have certain destinations to themselves during private tours.
Modes of Transportation
Modes of Transportation in Egypt
The best way to see Egypt in 10 Days is by private transfers. Egypt does not have a high-speed train and a Nile Cruise is a fun way to travel between a number of destinations but also follows a pre-designated route. Private transfers allow you to relax and enjoy the scenery around Egypt with a knowledgeable and experienced driver. This also takes away any concerns of needing to learn new driving rules, following street signs written in a different language, or finding unmarked roads.
Domestic flights are possible and convenient when traveling distances greater than a three-hour drive across Egypt. Small, regional airports, such as those in Aswan and Luxor, provide access to distant corners of Egypt but mostly connect to the main airport in Cairo.
We do not recommend renting a car when in Egypt. Private transfers are easy, affordable, and can help make your Egypt trip stress-free, while driving in Egypt comes with its own challenges. Many parts of Egypt do not have traffic lights or roads marked with official signs. Smaller roads may also be unpaved. Inside larger cities, such as Cairo, traffic can cause aggressive congestion.
When traveling to Egypt with a Zicasso travel specialist, you will always have private transfers to and from the airport in addition to private transfers between destinations to ensure a stress-free Egypt tour.
What to Consider When Traveling Through Egypt
Travel considerations during your Egypt trip include safety, logistics, and accessibility with a special focus on the type of trip you wish to have. The following information is based on our recommendations on what you should consider:
Is Egypt Safe for Travel?
Egypt is safe for travelers. A mixture of high-quality accommodations, customized and private tours, and local authorities help travelers stay safe. Visitors also find comfort in knowing how guides, travel specialists, and local authorities work together to stay informed about local and regional safety.
Advice from locals will always give you the best chance of having a unique experience. Guides are often happy to offer recommendations on delicious and safe restaurants or specific neighborhoods to visit after a tour ends. While traveling in Egypt is safe, it is always better to follow your guides and travel with official private transfers, such as pre booked cars or taxis to and from restaurants, hotels, museums, or other destinations to ensure your safety. By traveling on pre booked excursions, with knowledgeable guides, and on the advice of a travel specialist, you will not only stay safe but this will also ensure you see the tremendous history.
When in Egypt, do not drink tap water. Your travel specialist, accommodations and tour guides, provide bottled water. You can also purchase extra bottled water a local store. Make sure the lid is still sealed tight. In the same regard, avoid fresh vegetables and fresh fruit; however, the food is fine if the fruit or vegetables are cooked.
Which airports should I be looking at?
The most convenient airport to fly in and out of in Egypt is Cairo and is also the busiest airport in the country. The second-busiest airport in Egypt is Hurghada Airport (HRG). The top active airports in Egypt are:
- Cairo International Airport (CAI)
- Hurghada Airport (HRG)
- Sharm El Sheikh Airport (SSH)
- Alexandria Borg El Arab Airport (HBE)
Can Zicasso help me with flights?
Zicasso Flights is an international air ticketing service that eliminates the stress of finding and booking the right flights for your upcoming vacation by employing the same personalized service you can expect from planning a trip with Zicasso. Our competitive flight pricing, 24xX7 Service & Support, and Complimentary Consultation of Routing vs. Pricing with an Expert Flight Specialist make finding the perfect flight for your trip effortless.
Does Zicasso assist with travel insurance?
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