Egypt with Kids


The list for Egypt is quite extensive! Cairo is the most popular starting point for most where you can go on to discover the Nile Valley, but don’t forget the coastal areas as well from Alexandria in the north on the Mediterranean and Sharm el-Sheikh and Dahab on the Sinai Peninsular.

  • Pyramids of Giza – Built as tombs for the mighty Pharaohs and guarded by the Sphinx.  the only remaining ancient Wonder of the World and one of the world’s most recognizable sites.
  • Karnak Temple and Valley of the Kings – also known as the largest open-air museum in the world, set aside several days to explore the town of Luxor
  • Abu Simbel – famous for Ramses II’s great temple
  • Egyptian Museum – Cairo’s major highlight and one of the most amazing collections in the world; see the royal mummies exhibits and the famous King Tutankhamen
  • Siwa Oasis – in the western desert of Egypt, this oasis town is one of the countries most picturesque
  • Alexandria – the historic port town on the Mediterranean
  • Red Sea – one of the top diving destinations in the world. Popular resort towns include Hurghada, Sharm el-Sheikh and Dahab
  • Pyramids of Giza
  • Karnak Temple and Valley of the Kings 
  • Abu Simbel 
  • Egyptian Museum
  • Siwa Oasis 
  • Alexandria
  • Red Sea 
Travel tips: 

Before we dive straight into the packing list, we strongly suggest you look at what season you are traveling in to make the right choices – you can read more on the weather in Egypt here.

The big variance between summer and winter packing is the need for layers.  It can surprise many just how cold the early starts can be in winter, you will likely want a jacket, if not gloves and beanies too.  However, as you get trekking during the day you will start stripping down and may be reaching for the hat and sunscreen by lunchtime.

Alternatively, visiting during the hotter months (you can count anything from about later March through to October!) you are going to want light, breathable cotton.  And several changes of clothes, you will sweat through at least one outfit per day, if the general dustiness of the desert doesn’t get you first.

Ladies Clothing for Egypt
Jeans or cargo trousers – winter
Cotton trousers – summer
Sensible footwear
Long sleeve shirts
t-shirts (avoid tank tops)
Long maxi-dress
Ladies head scarf/wrap
For winter: You may want a large wrap or warmer jacket to enjoy sundown if you are on a cruise boat or at a resort, or you could use the pool towels. (Don’t expect to be using your cruise boat pool in the cooler months, they are not heated!!