Egypt is one of the best places to visit in summer for many reasons.
– The sun will be shining brightly.
– You can relax by reading a book on the beach or exploring ancient sites with your friends.
In this post we have compiled a list of attractions that are suitable for you to visit in summer when you are in Egypt.
Siwa Oasis: Located in one of the most remote locations in Egypt, Siwa is a very popular tourist destination for those who enjoy exploring more off-the-beaten-path destinations. It’s a great place to be, I personally love turning off my cell phone and just relax. As a first tourist you can take part in some serious sand boarding or desert trekking with locals if you have some energy to spare.
Bahariyya Oasis: Rugged and beautiful, Bahariyya is a great location to visit if you want a taste of the desert without going into the Sahara. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the rough valleys surrounded by undulating mountains.
Marsa Matruh: Egypt’s major port city, Marsa Matruh is a great place to take a break from the sun. You can also enjoy the Mediterranean Sea and spend an afternoon at the beach.
The Nile River: The world’s longest river, the Nile is a great place to visit and spend a day or two exploring. You can go rafting or check out some of Egypt’s most-loved historical monuments like The Great Pyramids, Luxor Temple, and Abu Simbel among several others if you have spare time at hand.
The Red Sea: This is a chance to enjoy the Red Sea without going too far from Cairo. The sea offers great scuba diving and snorkeling opportunities, as well as a chance to relax.
Bustan Palace: A great place to spend some time relaxing on the grass under the shade of trees or simply strolling down one of Egypt’s most beautiful boulevards lined with palm trees on either side. Take advantage of the bustling cafes and restaurants that line the street for a quick bite or one of Egypt’s famous (and delicious) cups of hot tea. You can also take in the panorama view from the roof for free!
Midan Ramses: The heart of Cairo, this is where you’ll do most of your shopping and strolling. Head to the center (around Midan Ramses) to get a taste for Cairo’s unique energy.
Great Pyramids: If you get the chance to visit the Giza Pyramids, do it. Not only are they incredible but it’s hard to beat spending a few hours at one of the most stunning sites in Egypt.
The Great Sphinx: A must-see if you’re in Egypt. If you can’t fit it into your schedule, at least take a picture of the Sphinx.
Luxor Temple: A UNESCO site, Luxor Temple is an incredible Egyptian temple that serves as an important religious center for the country’s ancient civilization. It also happens to be one of the most famous tourist attractions in Egypt.
Abu Simbel Temple: One of the best-preserved archaeological sites in Egypt, Abu Simbel Temple is an amazing example of its time. The temple is located along the banks of the Nile and is surrounded by cliffs on all sides. It was built to honor Ramesses II, who died defending it against an invasion by Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar.
Pharaoh’s Island: A major archaeological site, Pharaoh’s Island is a must-see if you’re a fan of ancient Egypt. It has been home to several notable figures from the past, including Ramses II and Queen Nefertari. On this island you can see the burial chamber of Nefertari as well as where Ramses II was laid to rest.
Coptic Museum, Cairo: One of the ancient world’s most-revered museums, the Coptic Museum is one of Egypt’s top tourist attractions. You can also see two of the world’s oldest Christian churches, which contain some of the oldest artifacts in existence.
Cheops Pyramids, Giza: Located along the western edge of Cairo, Cheops Pyramids are some of Egypt’s most-famous tourist attractions. Built for the Pharaoh Khufu, they are one of the oldest and largest pyramids in Egypt. They were also the tallest structures on Earth for over 3,800 years.
Bibliotheca Alexandrina: One of Egypt’s most important cultural institutions, Bibliotheca Alexandrina was opened to commemorate the third millennium since the birth of Alexander the Great. It was inaugurated on October 2002 and is now considered one of Egypt’s top tourist attractions.