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Ultimate Egypt Family Road Trip Guide

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Why traveling through Egypt with kids is a must

Egypt is a huge country with a population of around 105 million people, 90 million of them live near the Nile. It’s a country high on many families bucket list as its a cradle of civilization, filled with ancient wonders. Egypt is a destination you’ll never forget, leaving you wanting more! That’s why I’ve written the ultimate Egypt family road trip guide.

What is Egypt known for?

Egypt is a fascinating destinatation with a rich history and diverse culture. It is home to some of the world’s most iconic historical sites, such as the pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx and the Valley of the Kings. These ancient wonders offer a glimpse into the country’s past and a must-see for people of all ages. What kid doesn’t want to see the pyramids?

Egypt is also known for the great cuisine. Dishes like koshari, falafal, shawarma, kebab are kid friendly. And spreads like hummus and baba ganoush are even better on a fresh baked bread you can get all over Egypt.

Nubian restaurant in Aswan in Egypt. Blue tables fill the terrace and they are decorated with colorful details. A beautiful light shines over the Nile River next to the restaurant

Egypt: a safe family travel destination

The people of Egypt are generally kind and welcoming people and it’s a cultural gem that deserves a visit. We’ve visited Egypt for 10 days and felt perfectly safe. Just like any other country that’s depended on tourism there are scammers here, but that’s definitely not a reason to avoid traveling to Egypt with your family. And just like anywhere else in the world: don’t walk around with your valuables or flaunt what you have. Be sensible and you’ll be fine!

Terrorist attacks

Security warnings for Egypt vary by area, so check them out before you book. Most of the sights are easy to reach safely. The last known incident dates back to 2019.  When people ask me if it was safe to travel to Egypt with kids, I remind them that terrorist attacks can happen anywhere in the world. Remember those in New York, Nice, Madrid and Berlin? Did it make you stop traveling? Sadly, it’s the world we live in nowadays. Don’t let it stop you from going on a family road trip through Egypt.

Read more about safety in Egypt >>  The Ultimate Egypt with Kids Travel Guide

The Egyptian Museum in Cairo in Egypt is beautifully lit at night

Self-driving in Egypt

If you’re unsure if you should self-drive through Egypt with kids, don’t! Book a road trip tour with a reputable agency, with a driver and/or a guide. I would definitely not recommend driving by yourself in Cairo, so absolutely make sure you’re with a driver while exploring Cairo with kids. For us this was the only road trip we didn’t self-drive and I was happy with that decision. We never could’ve managed the crazy city traffic ourselves.

All the drivers we had, were fabulous drivers! They can expertly navigate through local traffic. Just make sure to bring your own child car seat and when booking a driver make sure there are enough seatbelts in the car for all of you.

Nile cruiseship is docked in de harbor of Luxor in Egypt

On the road with an Egyptologist

Egypt is like an open air museum. With so much ancient history to explore you should invest in an experienced and knowledgeable guide: an Egyptologist. Simply put, an Egyptologist studies or has studied the history and culture of Egypt.

My teen and I (we left dad and little brother at home) booked our entire trip with Egypt Eye Tour. We couldn’t have made a better decision. As soon as we booked the communication started via email. Owner Sameh was our contact and was also with us while in Cairo. He asked me about our interests and made the best itinerary we could’ve hoped for. A few weeks before the trip he gave us his phone number, so we could easily reach him and he met us at the airport late at night to drop us off at our hotel and share some information about our first full day in Egypt, before we went to bed.

The hotels were great, the cruise ship was good, but most of all the kindness, service and guided excursions were top notch! We will definitely come back to Egypt as a family. And we will book with Egypt Eye Tour again, to revisit some of the highlights and to check out places we missed out on this time, like Alexandria and Port Said.

This promotion is not part of a partnership or affiliate deal and we paid for the whole trip ourselves. We just really loved our time with Egypt Eye Tour and highly recommend Sameh and his team.

A man and a boy are posing in a restaurant in Cairo in Egypt with hot plates of Koshari in front of them

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Egypt Itinerary Map

An illustrated itinerary map of Egypt in blue tones and colorful drawings

Planning a family road trip to Egypt

Getting a road trip right takes some serious planning. It starts months before the trip, choosing the destination, planning the route, arranging visa, renewing passports or ID’s and checking if you need medical declarations. And don’t forget renting a car or camper and/or buying flight tickets.

Planning a family road trip can get pretty overwhelming. But don’t worry, I’ve got you covered with my eBook! I’ll be holding your hand every step of the way. Just to make sure your family road trip through Egypt will go smoothly.

Get my FREE ebook >> The Ultimate Beginners Guide: Planning a Family Road Trip

Egypt’s highlights

Where do I even begin? There are so many historical and architectural wonders of Ancient Egypt to explore. Marvel at the pyramids and the Sphinx at Giza, hop aboard a Nile Cruise or felucca and stop at temples like Karnak, Kom Ombo and Hatshepsut. And don’t just use Cairo as a starting and ending point of your ultimate family road trip through Egypt. Stay a few days to get a glimpse of this magnificent capital. And no road trip in Egypt is complete without ending it with a bang by enjoying a short family vacation at Sharm el-Sheikh or Hurghada. To relax at the beach after days of exploring all that Egypt has to offer.

How to get around

My family and I like to use Expedia for flights. And if we don’t have a camper waiting for us at our destination we always opt to book a flight and hotel, at least for the first night. Just to ease the start of our family vacation. This time we hired a tour operator to arrange it all. But if you choose to book everything yourself, Expedia is a good starting point.

To book your transport via a bus company, we recommend using a website called Get Your Guide. There you’ll find airport transfers from Cairo International Airport to the centre of Caïro. They will show all the deals bus companies offer and you can make your pick based on reviews by customers.

Trains in Egypt

You can get from Cairo to Luxor and Alexandria by train. We don’t have any experience with it, but friends have and they say it’s a great and cheap option. They compare it with traveling by train through South East Asia, so I would definitely like to try it next time. We love to travel by train, because it’s better for the environment than flying, but also because of the views. You get a glimpse of Egypt you wouldn’t get from a plane.

Epic family road trip through Egypt

This ultimate family road trip guide of Egypt starts in Cairo and then leads you all the way down the Nile to Abu Simbel at the border with Sudan. After that you’ll travel back north to visit Sharm el-Sheikh, before flying back home from Cairo. Basically you only cover a really small part of this huge country. But since a lot of Egypt is desert land, you still cover quite a bit if you follow our itinerary. With teens it’ll take you 2 weeks. 2,5 if you like to travel slow. With younger children I would spend 2,5 to 3 weeks on this road trip.

Rough itinerary of this ultimate family road trip guide: Egypt

After arriving in Cairo spend 3 days to explore the city. After that visit Giza and Saqqara in 1 day and then fly or take the train to Aswan. From there drive to Abu Simbel first. Then drive back to Aswan and explore this city and its treasures for another day or 2 before boarding your cruise ship or felucca. Via the Nile you’ll travel from Aswan to Luxor in 4 days. Spend 3 days in Luxor and then fly off to Sharm el-Sheikh. Chill out for 3 days and end your family vacation in Egypt here.

Behind a brick wall the pinkish colored Egyptian Museum in Cairo in Egypt can be seen. In front of the museum some palmtrees are visible

And now it’s time to present to you: the ultimate road trip guide: Egypt for families. A round trip of a total distance of roughly 3000 km. Take it slow and admire all that amazing Egypt has to offer.

Cairo

After landing at Cairo International Airport it will take you about an hour to get downtown if you take the public bus. If you’re getting picked up by a travel agent or if you’ve booked the airport shuttle it’ll take you about half an hour. It’s time to explore Africa’s second-most populous city.

Umm al-Dunya (‘mother of the world’), as locals call their capital city, has a lot to offer visitors. You can get a taste of everything here. There’s a coptic, but also an islamic quarter. Most of the population is Muslim, but about 10 per cent is Christian and the majority of them belong to the Coptix Orthodox Church. Both quarters offer different vibes. And both are also different from the vibe in downtown Cairo. Get a little taste of all Cairo has to offer in just a view days.

Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, at night. The obelisk is lit next to a government building.

Archeological evidence suggests that Cairo and the larger Egypt is a cradle of civilization. Ancient Egyptians made important contributions to things like the development of mathematics, engineering and writing and astronomy. Learn about all that and more at the Egyptian museum.

Honestly, you can spend weeks in Cairo and see and experience new things everyday. But for a first time visit as part of your ultimate road trip of Egypt with kids, start out with 3 days, before moving on.

A bird's eye view of the first floor of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo in Egypt. Filled with beautiful artefacts.
An ancient statue of two noble people from ancient Egypt. A man is brightly orange, while the woman has a more milky color. The statues can be found in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo in Egypt

Top things to do in Cairo with kids

Cairo is a massive city, don’t expect to be able to visit all its highlights in 3 days. Visit sights in different areas of the city to get a great first taste of what this city is like. Spend some time in Coptic Cairo, Islamic Cairo and downtown. Top things to do in Cairo with kids include:

  • learning about Egypt’s history at the Egyptian Museum
  • shopping at Khan el-Khalili
  • checking out the views of the city (and on a clear day of the pyramids) from the Citadel
  • visiting Muhammad Ali Mosque or Sultan al-Nasir Muhammad ibn Qala’un Mosque
  • visiting the Hanging Church on top of the roman era Babylon Fortress

Now this list may not seem like a lot for a 3 day itinerary of Cairo with kids. But if you want to take some time at each place it will be more than enough. Keep in mind that you need to travel between all these places of interest.

Read more >> 10 things to do in Cairo with kids

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Giza

After three days in the city it’s time to move along. Not far, because the next stop is Giza. This is where you’ll find the last of the 7 ancient world wonders: the Great Pyramid of Giza. The passage of time has destroyed all but this one. While most people think the sphinx and the famous pyramids of Giza are located in Cairo, this is not the case. Giza is not part of Cairo, but a city in its own right, that’s absorbed as part of the Cairo metropolis. Giza is also known as Gizeh or Gizah. It can be found about 17 kilometres southwest of downtown Cairo.

Fun Fact

The Great Pyramid was the tallest man made structure until the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France was complete. Between the completion of both structure spans an impressive time. While the Eiffel Tower was completed in 1889, the completion of the Great Pyramid is estimated between 2560 BC and 2540 BC. Unbelievable, right? That’s Egypt for you, it never seizes to amaze!

Start as early in the day as you can. Not just to avoid the heat, but also to avoid the inevitable large crowds and with a little less touts and scammers around. The site is open from 8 am to 4pm. Check out the pyramids first, and don’t forget to drive or hike up to the viewpoint to get a good look at the three pyramids and one of the three satellite pyramids.

After that head on down to the Sphynx, with a face of a man and body of a lion. The face of the sphinx, or rather: what’s left of it, was based on that of Khafre. The structure is part of the pyramid of Khafre, which is the pyramid that is a little smaller than Khufu’s great pyramid.

The Sphinx in front of one of the pyramids of Giza in Egypt

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Saqqara

Drive to the town of Saqqara in 40 minutes to see another pyramid. Over 100 pyramids have been identified by Egyptologists. One of the most iconic being the Step Pyramid of Djoser. Built for King Netjerykhet (now known as Djoser or Zoser) around 2650 BC and is the first pyramid made of stone.

What’s so special about this pyramid? It’s known as the earliest example of an Egyptian pyramid. His architect Imhotep started building it as a square and later changed it to rectangular.

Over centuries of time numerous tombs were built in Saqqara, with the most prominent landmark being Djoser’s pyramid. So after admiring this pyramid, take a stroll to check out some other marvels at this site.

A woman and her teenage son pose in front of the Step Pyramid of Zoser near Cairo in Egypt

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Aswan

To get to the next city in this ultimate family road trip guide of Egypt, you have to drive back to Cairo first. And take either the sleeper train to Aswan, which can be relaxing after a day of exploring the pyramids at Giza and Saqqara in the heat. Or take the plane and stay at a hotel in Aswan as soon as you arrive.

Sleeper train

The sleeper train arrives at Aswan around 9.30am. That’s too late to drive to Abu Simbel and roam around there. I’ll get into the reason for that a little later. If you arrive by train spend the day exploring Aswan, drive back and forth to Abu Simbel the next day and on the third day you explore the rest Aswan has to offer.

Flight

If you arrive in Aswan at night after an evening flight, get up real early the next morning to go to Abu Simbel and spend the two days after that in Aswan.

A house with a colorful entrance in Nubian style in a Nubian village near Aswan in Egypt.
Sailboats sail through the Nile river at Aswan in Egypt. The city can be seen in the background.

Aswan is located in southern Egypt and is incomparable to Cairo. With its colorful houses and palm-tree studded shorelines, coming from Cairo you’ll welcome the slower pace and calmer vibes of Aswan.

After the construction of the Aswan High Dam, the homeland of the Nubian People was flooded by Lake Nasser. That’s why a lot of Nubians resettled to Aswan.

There’s lots to do in this city, so here are some of the best things to do in Aswan with kids:

  • take a motorboat to Philae Temple
  • see Hatshepsut’s unfinished Obelisk lying in the bedrock
  • take a felucca ride on the Nile
  • start your Nile cruise here
  • check out the colorful houses of the Nubians

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Philae Temple near Aswan in Egypt

To be honest, I almost left the last tip out. Please only do it like this: go off the beaten path. Ask your guide to drive around town to some unknown backstreet and admire the colorful houses on an evening stroll. Without bothering the Nubians. I will tell you why.

Respecting the locals and animals on your travels

While in Aswan I asked my guide to take us to the Nubian Village. He warned me that it was a tourist trap, but in my stubbornness I went against his advise. I was shocked at the sight of this town. What was once a normal neighborhood was now filled with spices and souvenirs and totally overrun with tourists. Unlivable for the Nubian people.

You can pay to enter the privacy of their homes. To see how they live, but also to spot crocodiles in small cages. I felt uncomfortable the half hour we were there. I felt like the people were treated like zoo animals by tourists. Taking their pictures asking them to pose. The poor camels and crocodiles looked unhappy. If you choose to come here, don’t pay to watch locked up crocodiles or to ride a stressed out camel through narrow and overcrowded streets.

Respect animals on all your travels. And always be respectful to the people. Remember that they have to make a buck and have no other choice but to sell their privacy to well-off people with the means to travel.

Philae Temple near Aswan in Egypt

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Abu Simbel

On your first or second day in Aswan it’s time to rise and shine very early in the morning. Abu Simbel is located about 20 kilometres north of the border with Sudan and a 300 kilometers drive from Aswan. Your day trip to Abu Simbel with kids starts and ends with a drive of about 3 to 3,5 hours, depending on how long you have to wait at checkpoints along the route. Bring your passport, because sometimes they ask for it.

Leave your hotel or cruise ship at 4.30am to arrive around 7.30am or 8am. Hire a driver, instead of taking mini buses arranged by your hotel or ship. This way you can leave a bit earlier than the mini buses do. They leave around 5am.

Temple of Ramesses II

It’s worth it, because we went inside the temple of Ramesses II (aka as Ramses II) with little people around and we exited it by being greeted by hundreds of people. Before they arrived we could enjoy the place in peace. Just remember to also take your pictures during that first half hour. We forgot and that’s why our pics are filled with other travelers.

The Great Temple at Abu Simbel in Egypt is admired by dozens of people standing in front of it, looking like ants in front of this giant temple complex

Temple of Nefertari

Next to Ramesses II’s temple you’ll find Nefertari’s temple. Built by Ramses for his favorite wife Nefertari. Smaller, but not less impressive.

Don’t skip the small visitor’s centre where you can watch a short film about the moving of the entire temple complex from the banks of the Nile to higher ground. This was due to the flooding of the temples after the Aswan High Dam was realized. An impressive job, done by about 50 countries in 5 years time.

Read more >> Day trip to Abu Simbel with kids

Inside the temple of Abu Simbel in Egypt, where lots of tourists are admiring the statues and taking pictures of them.

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Kom Ombo

After exploring both Abu Simbel and Aswan it’s time to stop traveling over land and get on board a felucca or cruise for a 4 day trip on the Nile. This trip will take you from Aswan to Luxor and will stop at multiple places of interest. The first being Kom Ombo, located about 50 kilometres from Aswan.

Here you can explore the Kom Ombo temple, overlooking the Nile, which makes for a lovely view. It’s dedicated to the gods Sobek and Horus. Unfortunately, little remains of the structure because of multiple earthquakes and erosion by the Nile. The southern half, dedicated to Sobek, was partially restored at the end of the 1900s.

What makes this temple so special is that there are hieroglyphs that show surgical tools like scalpels, suction caps, dental tools and bone saws. Great for the kids! Let them find the tools depicted themselves.

Fun Fact

At the temple complex you’ll find an outside bathing area. It’s believed that Cleopatra VII (yep, the famous one!) used these baths. Under these baths runs a tunnel where wood was burned to keep the bath water warm. In the case of Cleopatra, it was probably donkey milk, which she was known to love.

Kom Ombo temple at night in Egypt with dozens of tourists admiring the temple complex that's beautifully lit

You can also find the Egyptian calendar here. This calendar is divided into three seasons: flood, sowing, and harvest. Each season has 4 months and each month 3 weeks of 10 days. The 30 weeks for 12 months add up to a total of 360 days.

Crocodile Museum

Don’t skip a visit to the crocodile museum right next to the site. The kids will love it! It’s very small and filled with mummified crocs. Babies as well as huge ones are kept after glass. You’ll need only 20 minutes to half an hour here, so you can easily combine it with a visit to the Kom Ombo temples next door.

Crocodile Museum in Kom Ombo in Egypt

Top tip: explore the temples and the museum at night. The lighting is beautiful and makes a visit to this temple complex extra special.

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Edfu

The next morning you’ll wake up in Edfu. One of the lesser known Egyptian cities with about 60.000 inhabitants. There’s one particular reason to visit Edfu and that is for a visit to the Temple of Horus. This temple was buried under sand and silt for centuries until it was discovered in 1860. This is the reason that the Temple of Horus is one of the most well-preserved sites in Egypt.

This is why my son and I enjoyed wandering around this complex very much. It was like going back in time! We were highly impressed by the detailed story of the fight between Horus and Seth. Told by filling a large wall full with hieroglyphs and detailed carvings of their struggle. All very much intact.

Taking selfies with Horus, the falcon god, was also a favorite. Not just for my son, but also for many other kids we saw there.

Statue of Horus at the Edfu Temple in Egypt

Horse rides to the Temple of Horus

The only way to get to the Temple of Horus is via a horse carriage ride. The local carriage drivers have monopolized the route from the Nile to the temple and that means you have to ride hantoor, as it is called. Realizing that making a deal with the driver, meant I had the power to keep him from whipping the horse, made me rethink the option of not going. A little bit of extra money prevents the horse from being whipped. So please, make the same deal before you sit down in the carriage for two.

The second tip is to look for horses that look healthy. There are certainly drivers that do treat their horses well! They care about the welfare of animals and one sign of that is that their horses don’t look emaciated.

You might wonder if it isn’t a better option to cut a visit to the temple from your itinerary. But the truth is: banning the hantoor doesn’t mean that the hantoor horses will be cared for any better in other roles. Take Thai elephants for example. The moment elephant rides were forbidden, hundreds of elephant ‘sanctuaries’ appeared. They offer you to pet, bath and feed the elephants. Not much better than a ride, because now they’re part of a zoo experience. With people touching them and bothering them with selfies and videos.

Edfu temple in Egypt

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Esna Dam

A great part of this ultimate family road trip guide of Egypt entails a 4 day cruise from Aswan to Luxor. While on the ship you’ll cross the Esna Lock. It was the highlight for us while on board our cruise ship. Sure, we really enjoyed the pool, but seeing the lock getting filled with water and emptying it is a special experience.

As soon as you reach the Esna Dam it’s time to keep your eyes out for the trip through the lock. Multiple cruise ships are waiting in line for their turn, because the lock only fits one ship at a time.

Selling souvenirs

And that’s the moment that something weird happens. As we were waiting, tiny boats appeared in the darkness below us. Each boat was filled with souvenirs and sellers. Soon, a cacophony of sounds filled the air as items were thrown from the water below and landed on the deck of the boat. They never missed! Either the items were thrown back to the sellers if there wasn’t any interest or money was thrown down for the items kept. We were completely fascinated by this show of flying scarves and dresses under the moonlight.

A cruiseship enters the Esna Lock at Esna Dam in Egypt at night

How the lock works

When it’s time for your cruise ship to enter the lock, get your camera ready. Filling the lock with water and emptying it is carried out through 4 automatic gates. The filling and emptying the lock, which takes about 6 minutes, is managed from a control tower. Surprisingly, one of the small boats and their vendors entered the lock with us. There was almost no wiggle room between them, our gigantic ship and the lock we were in. Gladly nothing happened.

All in all it was a night and experience to remember. Make sure you don’t sleep through it!

Luxor

Luxor temple at night in Egypt

Your cruise is officially over. You’ve arrived in the beautiful city of Luxor. Like Rome in Italy, Luxor is said to be the world’s largest outdoor museum. It harbors some of the most exotic and impressive landmarks of the world, attracting millions of tourists every year.

The Nile splits Luxor into 2 sections, the West Bank and the East Bank. In Arabic Luxor means The Palaces and that’s a good name, considering all the temples in this large city. No wonder that UNESCO labeled the entire city of Luxor with all its monuments a World Heritage Site. To this day the city surprises the world with new discoveries, almost on a daily basis.

A boy enjoys a felucca sailing trip on the Nile in Egypt

Top things to do in Luxor with kids

Like in Cairo, you’ll need weeks if not months to discover all that Luxor has to offer. Stay 3 days to check out these top things to do in Luxor with kids:

  • a visit to the city centre and Luxor Temple that can be found right in the middle of the city
  • check out Karnak Temple
  • enter a few of the tombs in the Valley of the King and the Valley of the Queens
  • stand next to the huge Colossi of Memnon
  • explore Hatshepsut Temple
  • get up early for a sunrise hot air balloon ride
  • hop aboard a felucca and watch the sunset

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Colossi of Memnon near Luxor in Egypt

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Sharm El Sheikh

Ending your ultimate family road trip of Egypt with a little beach vacation is a must! By now you’ve seen and done a lot and it’s time to relax a bit. Head on out to Sharm el-Sheikh and chill out. This time there was no time to visit Sharm el-Sheikh. But years ago, before we had kids, Thijs visited Sharm El Sheikh. He shares his experience with us all.

Fly from Luxor to Sharm el-Sheikh and spend your first day at your hotel or resort for some fun at the pool, some snacks and an early nighter. You and most of all your kids will most likely need some rest after all the explorations so take it.

Sharm el Sheikh was once a quaint Bedouin fishing town. Nowadays it’s known as the scuba diving and resort town capital of Egypt’s Red Sea region. That’s why tourists from Europe fly to this city just to dive.

Flying to and from Sharm El Sheikh

Direct flight routes are available from many countries in Europe. If your country is one of them, you could also opt to fly back home from here. But check the price differences first. Arriving at one city and exiting from another will sometimes be more expensive.

Top things to do in Sharm El Sheikh with kids

But let’s get back to the must-do’s in this city. These are the top things to do with your family in Sharm el-Sheikh:

  • don’t leave this town without taking a dive at one of the many coral reefs
  • take a boat ride to Ras Mohammad National Park and swim and/or go snorkeling
  • hike to Mount Sinai at sunrise
  • visit St Catherine’s Monastery

But most of all: relax, swim and play in the sand. Sharm El Sheikh is the perfect ending of this ultimate road trip guide of Egypt!

The Sahaba mosque in Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt

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When your family vacation in Sharm el-Sheikh is over, fly back home with your suitcases full of unforgettable family memories.

This complete itinerary will help you with the planning of your ultimate family road trip to Egypt. Egypt offers so much for all ages that it’s impossible to see it all on one trip. It makes us want to go back for more and I’m positive you’ll feel the same. Any have questions about this ultimate family road trip guide of Egypt? Shoot me a question in the comments or send me an e-mail.

Is Egypt a family friendly destination?

Egypt can be a family-friendly destination depending on your preferences and the ages of your children. The country offers a lots of historical sites like the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, the temples of Luxor and Karnak, which can be fascinating for both adults and children.

Egypt can get very hot, especially in the summer months, so it's crucial to plan activities accordingly and stay hydrated. Additionally, some cultural norms may differ from what your family is accustomed to, so it's essential to respect local customs and dress modestly, especially when visiting religious sites. In terms of safety, while Egypt has seen some political instability and occasional security concerns in recent years, many areas, especially popular tourist destinations, are generally safe for visitors. However, it's always a good idea to stay updated on travel advisories and take necessary precautions.

Overall, with proper planning and awareness of your family's needs, Egypt can offer a unique and enriching experience for both parents and children.

How much does a family trip to Egypt cost?

This is a difficult question, because it's depending on several factors, including the duration of your stay, the level of luxury you prefer, the number of people in your family, where you're flying from and your choice of activities and accommodations.

Accommodation options in Egypt range from budget hostels to luxury hotels and resorts. Expect to pay anywhere from €30 to €250 per night for a hotel room, depending on the location and quality.

Food costs in Egypt can be relatively inexpensive, especially if you stick to local eateries and street food stalls. A meal at a mid-range restaurant might cost around €5 to €20 per person, while street food, like kebab, can be even cheaper.

How do I plan my family trip to Egypt?

This is a topic that deserves more attention than a few paragraphs as part of a FAQ. That's why I wrote a blog post about the topic How To Plan a Family (Road) Trip and an entire FREE ebook you can find in my free resources library.

How many days do we need to see all the highlights of Egypt?

This road trip itinerary covers all the highlights of Egypt. We did it in 2 weeks, but I was only with my teen that's used to traveling. There wasn't a lot of relaxing going on, until the end of the trip. If you like to travel a bit more relaxed you can do it in 2,5 weeks. If you're traveling to Egypt with toddlers or young kids in general I would opt for 2,5 weeks at a minimum and ideally 3 weeks.

What is the best time to travel to Egypt?

The best time of year to travel to Egypt with kids is during the winter months or the shoulder seasons. Avoid summers if you can, because temperatures can reach more than 40 degrees Celsius. November to April are the busiest months there. Expect large crowds at the popular sights.

About me Sas Crossing Countries

Hi, I’m Saskia!

I travel the world with my family of 4 and write about our adventures.

Sas Crossing Countries is a family travel blog. It’s created to inspire other parents to travel the world with their kids. Gift your kids the world! It’s the most valuable present you can give them.

With all the experience I have as a traveling parent I’ve got lots of tools and tips for you. So on this site you’ll not only find family travel blog posts, you can also download FREE pocket guides, travel checklists and eBooks from my resources page.

All that I share can be used to plan your own ultimate family road trip!

above a couch you see 4 illustrated poster maps of different countries in the colors brown, blue, green and white. This picture leads to the shop page where you can buy illustrated poster mapsbanner image with the text get access to my free ebook with all the tools and tips you need to plan out and enjoy your ultimate family road trip. The title of the book is also shown and is The Ultimate Beginners Guide: Planning a Family Road Trip. A mock up is shown of a laptop, tablet and phone showing the cover of the ebook and 3 small images giving a sneak peak of 3 pages inside the book.Picture of an ancient city in Thailand. The text "get 15% off your Heymondo travel insurance until June 30th" is written on top of it.Visit our travel shop!Download my FREE printable packing listsBuy your 3D wooden world map @ Enjoy The Wood with 10% discount code SASCROSSINGCOUNTRIESUPBecome a member of my private family travel Facebook groupLink to shop The Adventure BookRent a car via Discover CarsGet my free downloadable family travel pocket guidesGet an eSim from AiroloA picture of blogger Saskia is accompanied by a picture of a coffee cup with a lid on it. The text invites people to buy the blogger a cup of coffee to support her work so she can continue to offer free family travel resources. Clicking on this image leads to a page where you can support by paying an amount of your choice in support of Sas Crossing Countries.Download my FREE printable bucket lists

Comments (6)

    Saskia posted on 14 Jul 2022 at 9:07 am

    It was for us too!

    Saskia posted on 14 Jul 2022 at 9:07 am

    I hope you'll like it!

    Saskia posted on 14 Jul 2022 at 9:07 am

    Thanks! And I hope you get to go there one day.

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About me Sas Crossing Countries

Hi, I’m Saskia!

I travel the world with my family of 4 and write about our adventures.

Sas Crossing Countries is a family travel blog. It’s created to inspire other parents to travel the world with their kids. Gift your kids the world! It’s the most valuable present you can give them.

With all the experience I have as a traveling parent I’ve got lots of tools and tips for you. So on this site you’ll not only find family travel blog posts, you can also download FREE pocket guides, travel checklists and eBooks from my resources page.

All that I share can be used to plan your own ultimate family road trip!

above a couch you see 4 illustrated poster maps of different countries in the colors brown, blue, green and white. This picture leads to the shop page where you can buy illustrated poster mapsbanner image with the text get access to my free ebook with all the tools and tips you need to plan out and enjoy your ultimate family road trip. The title of the book is also shown and is The Ultimate Beginners Guide: Planning a Family Road Trip. A mock up is shown of a laptop, tablet and phone showing the cover of the ebook and 3 small images giving a sneak peak of 3 pages inside the book.Picture of an ancient city in Thailand. The text "get 15% off your Heymondo travel insurance until June 30th" is written on top of it.Visit our travel shop!Download my FREE printable packing listsBuy your 3D wooden world map @ Enjoy The Wood with 10% discount code SASCROSSINGCOUNTRIESUPBecome a member of my private family travel Facebook groupLink to shop The Adventure BookRent a car via Discover CarsGet my free downloadable family travel pocket guidesGet an eSim from AiroloA picture of blogger Saskia is accompanied by a picture of a coffee cup with a lid on it. The text invites people to buy the blogger a cup of coffee to support her work so she can continue to offer free family travel resources. Clicking on this image leads to a page where you can support by paying an amount of your choice in support of Sas Crossing Countries.Download my FREE printable bucket lists