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What to do in Egypt
Egypt is an African country that is famous for the ancient Egyptian civilization, temples, hieroglyphs, mummies, sphinxes, and pyramids. But there are also ancient churches, monasteries, mosques, and modern cities across the Egyptian landscape. So let your imagination run wild in one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations.
When in Egypt, you have to see its icons. Fly to Cairo and see for yourself why the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx have charmed travelers from across the globe. Uncover the history and mystery of the country at the Egyptian Museum.
Visit the other pyramids and temples in Cairo at Saqqara and Dahshur. Bring your camera to the Citadel of Salah El Din and the Mosque of Mohamed Ali. Don’t forget to stop by the Al-Hussein Mosque and to spend your Egyptian pound at the nearby Khan el-Khalili bazaar.
Fly to Alexandria and fall in love with historical sites like the stunning Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Don’t miss the city’s other attractions like Pompey’s Pillar, Graeco-Roman Museum, Alexandria National Museum, Citadel of Qaitbay, and Alexandria’s many beaches.
Did you come to Egypt for the Nile River? Just fly to Luxor! The city’s also home to the beautiful Temple of Luxor, the amazing Valley of the Kings, and the magnificent Temples of Abu Simbel.
Make your way to Sinai Peninsula for world-class dive spots at the Red Sea resorts and find the Siwa Oasis. Go to Aswan and experience the Nile Cruise from this city to Luxor for a tour of the country’s famous stops aboard a five-star hotel boat.
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When to visit Egypt
The best time to visit Egypt is from October to April, when it’s the perfect time for you to see the country’s ancient sites and it’s not too hot to explore outside. High season in Egypt is from October to February, and shoulder season is March to May and September to October.
You can fly to Egypt as soon as you secure your travel visa, because Australians are required to have on before traveling the country. Just visit the website of the Consulate General of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Sydney for more info. Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months when you fly back to Australia.
Travelling to and around Egypt
There are several airports in Egypt to welcome travelers from all over the world. As soon as you land, start travelling around Egypt by plane, train, bus, taxi, boat, and metro.