Places to Visit in Egypt

Egypt is often only associated with the Great Pyramids of Giza, but there are many more worthwhile places to visit in Egypt. For a classic Egyptian itinerary, many will opt for a few days each in Cairo, Luxor and Aswan, Egypt’s most famous and visited areas.

Places to visit

Starting in the capital of Cairo and surrounds, overwhelm your senses with the bustling people, culture and way of life as you experience the famous Khan-el-Khalili bazaar, the Egyptian Museum, and the Islamic center of the country, watching the city come to life along the Nile at night. Venture outside the city to see the great pyramids and watch the structures develop through history at Sakkara and Dahshur. Spend time in both Luxor and Aswan, by car or by cruise, delving into hidden tombs and massive temples. For a more robust historical experience, spend a day in Alexandria, Egypt’s only Mediterranean port city characterized by Greco-Roman landmarks and old-world eateries. Round out your experience with world-class snorkeling, diving, and relaxation in Sharm El Sheik or Hurghada, Egypt’s premier Red Sea beach resorts.


"Aswan is a must stop visit to see the local Nubian villages and enjoy traditional Felucca on the Nile; a very cultured element to any Egyptian trip. Luxor has access to the most impressive Temples (Luxor and Karnak) as well as all the Tombs of the Pharaohs which is a must-see for any visit to Egypt. Without seeing the tombs, I feel you miss out on a huge part of the beauty in these ancient sites as the tombs still have so much original color that you can imagine just how spectacular all the temples were back then. The Red Sea is a definite must for me as well - with so much history and exploration taking place during the rest of your trip, it is essential to be able to relax for a few days to process all you have seen. Not to mention the stunning underwater world to explore during snorkeling and diving excursions."
Meg Shepro, Travel Specialist

Map featuring best places to visit in Egypt

Places on the map

  • Hurghada Egypt
  • Alexandria Egypt
  • Cairo Egypt
  • Luxor Egypt
  • Abu Simbel Egypt
  • Sharm el Sheikh Egypt
  • Luxury Nile River Cruises Egypt
  • Aswan Egypt
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