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Few destinations have captured the collective imagination of travelers around the world quite like Egypt.

There's something incredibly alluring about exploring ancient temples and tombs in Egypt and sailing down the Nile River.

Egypt welcomed a record number of visitors in 2023, and this fascinating destination is only set to grow in popularity further in 2024.

Abu Simbel in Egypt

If you've been dreaming about ticking Egypt off your travel bucket list, here's why right now is actually the best time to plan your trip:

Best Visited In Shoulder Season

The peak season for tourism in Egypt is October through April. This is because the summer weather in Egypt is so hot that it's unbearable.

The most popular time of year to visit is December and January. You'll have the best weather, but you'll also have massive crowds to contend with.

woman in red top looking at pyramids in the distance in egypt

I just visited Egypt in early February, and it was the perfect mix of lower crowds and mild weather. So right now is the perfect time to plan your trip for March or April! Or wait until October or November, which is another great window of shoulder season time.

A New Egyptian Museum Is Opening

The Egyptian Museum is one of the most famous attractions in Cairo, visited by close to one million people every year.

This is the first stop for many travelers who want to learn more about Egypt's ancient history before taking off to explore the rest of the country.

Egyptian Museum Cairo

However, the Egyptian Museum was opened in its current location in 1898, and the building is definitely showing its age.

A brand-new museum, the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM), is set to open officially in Cairo this spring. It will be the largest archaeological museum in the world, housing an unrivaled collection of art and artifacts from Egyptian antiquity.

If you visit Egypt this year, you can't miss checking out the GEM for an incredible experience. This is one of the most exciting new things coming to Egypt this year.

Grand Egyptian Museum

Safe Despite The Headlines

Many American travelers have been put off traveling to Egypt in recent months due to the events occurring in Israel and Palestine.

However, Egypt is still a completely safe destination to visit despite the ongoing conflict in the Middle East.

Although it may look close to Israel and Palestine on a map, there's actually a significant distance separating Egypt from the conflict there.

A Sailing Boat In The Nile, Close To Luxor, Egypt, North Africa

Tourists in Egypt don't have anything to worry about when it comes to this situation.

That being said, Egypt can be a somewhat challenging destination to travel in. I wouldn't recommend it for solo female travelers, even as someone who's traveled to 50+ countries solo due to the hassling and lack of infrastructure for solo travelers.

If there's ever a destination where a group tour is the best option, it would be Egypt! And if you're concerned about safety, a group tour should put those fears to rest.

Great Pyramids and Sphinx in Egypt

Surprisingly Affordable

Egypt is a bucket list destination for many travelers, but unlike some other dream destinations like Italy, Greece, or Japan, it's one that is shockingly affordable.

You can spend as much or as little as you like on a trip to Egypt.

Splurge-worthy five-star hotels can be found for less than $300 a night, while basic hotels run for as little as $30 a night. There are package tours available for every price point, from budget backpackers to luxury travelers.

Woman in Egypt looking at old ruins

If you're worried about blowing your budget, know that it's possible to see Egypt's most famous sights for far less money than it would cost to take a vacation in Europe or North America.

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