Egypt is one of those destinations that lives on everyone’s travel imaginary. With thousands of years worth of history and countless monuments to see, including some of the world’s most famous ones, Egypt is a vast open-air museum. It’s hard to describe how amazing the pyramids of Giza, Dahshur or Saqqara are, the magnificence of the royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings or the impressive temples at Abu Simbel. And the list goes on.
On this page, you’ll find the essential information about visiting the country, including a map with the highlights, practical information, what to see and do, plus videos and photos. Get ready to travel to Egypt!
Currency: Egyptian Pound (EGP)
Time zone: UTC+2
Drives on: Right
What to see and do in Egypt
World Heritage Sites (7)
Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis
Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur
Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae
Saint Catherine Area
Wadi Al-Hitan (Whale Valley)