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The Ultimate Egypt Packing List

Here’s all the clothing, shoes, gear, and accessories you need for your first trip to Egypt.

Written by Kaitlyn McInnis

The allure of a trip to Egypt is undeniable; the bucket-list destination is one of the world's oldest and most intriguing countries with an equally rich modern culture to match. Still, Egypt gets extremely hot (we’re talking up to 109 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer months), and has a predominantly Muslim population, so there are things to consider when curating a packing list as a visitor.

You won’t want to get caught wearing inappropriate garments or becoming too sweaty to enjoy the experience, so we spoke to a handful of Egypt travel experts to get their insights on exactly what you’ll want to pack (and other important tips to keep in mind).

This guide will help ensure you’ve got everything you might not have thought about for your trip to Egypt — but don’t forget your usual travel essentials as well! It’s pretty easy to find replacement toiletries or electronics while in Cairo but nobody wants to spend their vacation hunting for something instead of sightseeing.

Packing Checklist for Egypt

Packing for Egypt takes a little extra planning than, say, Spain or Italy, but with a little thoughtfulness you’ll be well on your way to an unforgettable experience. Here are all the things you need in one comprehensive vacation checklist.

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April 6, 2023

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