What is the first thing you picture when you think of Egypt? Let me guess…. the Pyramids of Giza? I think that is what comes to most peoples’ minds when they envision a vacation in Egypt. And rightfully so, the Pyramids are a wonder of the world!
But you might be curious if there is anything else to see in Egypt, right? Admittedly before my trip to Egypt, I knew hardly anything about other historic sites because the Pyramids of Giza are just so iconic! It’s normal for people to only be familiar with those, but once I started digging into my Intrepid Travel itinerary, I discovered that there were so many other amazing cultural and historic sights to explore in Egypt besides the Pyramids.
Get a glimpse into some of my favorite Egyptian destinations in this travel video:
Egypt is a country that understands how important preserving their history is — tourism is one of their top industries — so it’s dedication to historical preservation means that there are more museums and ancient temples that you might think. I was surprised how quickly a travel itinerary can fill up with just visits to ancient sites!
Here are 7 places I recommend visiting in Egypt besides the pyramids with links to past posts I wrote about each of them!
- Library at Alexandria
- Egyptian Museum
- Hatshepsut Temple
- Philae Temple
- Abu Simbel
- Karnak Temple
- Valley of the Kings
Read the full list of my 7 recommended destinations to visit within Egypt besides the pyramids in my latest collaborative post with Intrepid Travel.