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Egypt
Hurghada
Washington
15h 12m
Plane
10,946 km
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Travel Tips

Definitely! Egypt offers a wonderful combination of historical ancient treasures and beautiful beaches. Here are some travel tips for your journey to Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, and Hurghada:

Best Time to Visit:
The best time to visit Egypt is from October to April. The temperatures are more pleasant during these months but it can get cold at night. Avoid the summer months (May to September) as it can be extremely hot, particularly in Luxor and Aswan.

Route and Accessibility:
Starting your trip in Cairo allows you to visit Giza and its world-famous pyramids. You can then take a short flight or a train to Luxor and Aswan. From Aswan, fly or take a bus to Hurghada which is also connected by flight to Cairo.

Altitude and Acclimatization:
There’s no significant altitude in these destinations and acclimatization is not usually an issue. However, the extreme heat during summer can be a health issue, hydration is key.

Accommodation and Booking:
Accommodation ranges from luxury hotels to budget guesthouses. It is highly recommended to book your accommodation and tours in advance. If you're visiting during peak season (December and January), earlier bookings are advised.

Clothing and Essentials:
Egypt is predominantly Muslim, so modest clothing is recommended. Loose, breathable, and conservative clothes would be ideal. Don't forget your sunblock, hats, and sunglasses. For the Red Sea resort city of Hurghada, don't forget your bathing suits.

Health and Safety:
Egypt is generally safe but it's advisable to carry a first-aid kit with basic medicines. Always use bottled water and avoid street food if you have a sensitive stomach.

Local Etiquette and Respect:
Egyptians are hospitable and tourists are mostly welcome. Always show respect towards their culture and traditions especially when visiting religious sites. If you're invited to an Egyptian house, it is good manners to bring a small gift to your host.