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Located on the Giza Plateau, just 15 km from downtown Cairo, thePyramids of Gizaare the oldest of the seven wonders of the world. These impressive tombs are over 4,500 years old and were built by the kings of the Old Kingdom of Egypt. With over 14 million visitors a year to the site, plan your visit in advance. Read on to learn more about Giza Pyramids opening times, best time to visit, and other related information.
Opening times of the Pyramids of Giza
Summer (April to September):8h - 17h
Winter (October to March):8h - 16h
Last admission one hour before closing, i.e. 4 p.m. in summer and 3 p.m. in winter.
When is the best time to visit the Giza Pyramids?
More than 14 million people visit the Giza Pyramids each year, making it one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world. Giza is also known for its intense desert heat. It is therefore important to know the right time of year to visit, as well as the best time of day to avoid crowds and experience cooler temperatures.
Summer (April to September)
Egypt in summer can be extremely hot. Temperatures can exceed 30°C (or 86°F). However, the summer months also tend to have fewer visitors and lower prices.
If you come in the summer, remember that the Giza Pyramids are in the Sahara Desert and walking around in the sun for hours can be quite uncomfortable.
In the summer, the best time to visit is 8am when the place opens, as it's still relatively cool and there are fewer tourists.
Winter (October to March)
The winter months are generally considered the best time to travel to Egypt. The climate is mild and relatively cooler, with an average temperature of around 22°C (71°F).
However, this is high season and sees larger crowds and high prices.
In winter, it is best to visit the Giza Pyramids between 10am and 12pm or in the late afternoon just before closing. This is after the tourist bus rush. This also allows you to skip an overcast sky in the morning, which reduces visibility.
VERDICT:The best time to visit the Pyramids of Giza is in winter, when the weather is relatively mild. Try to visit between 10am and 12pm when you can avoid cloudy skies, which obscure morning visibility, and avoid the afternoon heat.
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How much time do you need to visit the Giza pyramids?
The Giza complex consists of several ancient monuments and it may take a while to explore them all. In addition to the pyramids themselves, there are also temples, cemeteries, a workers' village and much more to discover.
if you have 2 hours
If you're short on time, explore the Giza Plateau by horse-drawn carriage or camel. This way you can see the three pyramids and the Sphinx much faster. Along the way you can also stop at the Ponto Panoramico to take some photos. Finally, see the Great Sphinx and the Pyramids up close, and don't miss the historic Temples and the Queen's Pyramids.
if you have 4 hours
Explore the Giza Necropolis and see all three Giza Pyramids. You also have time to enter one of the pyramids (choose one of the smaller pyramids with shorter queues). You can also stop at the Sphinx to take some photos.
When you're done, you'll also have time for a quick visit to the Solar Boat Museum.
If you have 6 hours
Visit the three pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx. Visit the Sphinx Temple and the Mortuary Temple opposite the Cheops Pyramid.
You can also visit the Solar Boat Museum. Then you can actually enter the Great Pyramid (or any of the other three main pyramids). You can then take a camel or carriage ride and see the sands surrounding the pyramids. Don't forget to stop at Ponto Panoramico to take some photos.
If you have a full day
Take a camel ride through the Giza complex and explore the nearby desert. After that you can see the three pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx up close. Stop at the various temple complexes dedicated to the pharaohs. You can also see the workers' village where the builders of the pyramids lived. Finally, you can enter one (or more) of the pyramids and visit the Solar Boat Museum.
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Location of the Pyramids of Giza
Address:Giza Necropolis, Al Haram Street, Nazlet El-Samman, Giza Desert, Giza Province, Egypt
The Pyramids of Giza are part of the Giza Necropolis which includes the Great Pyramids, Great Sphinx and other famous ruins.location and directions
All your questions about Giza Pyramids opening hours answered
Q. What are the Giza Pyramids hours of operation?
A. The Pyramids of Giza are open daily from 8am to 4pm in the winter and until 5pm in the summer months.
Q. When is the best time to visit the Giza Pyramids?
A. The best time to visit the Giza Pyramids is during winter when the weather is relatively mild. Try to visit between 10am and 12pm.
Q. Until when are the Pyramids of Giza open?
A. The Pyramids of Giza are open until 4pm in winter and 5pm in summer.
Q. Are the Giza Pyramids open on weekends?
A. Yes, the Giza Necropolis is open every day, even on weekends.
Q. When are the Giza Pyramids closed?
A. The Pyramids of Giza are open all year round.
Q. Are the Giza Pyramids open to visitors?
A. Yes, the Giza Pyramids have reopened after Covid-19. You can buy your Giza Pyramids tickets onlinehere.
Q. When are the Pyramids of Giza the least crowded?
A. The Pyramids of Giza draw huge crowds from 9am to 10am. If you want to avoid these crowds, it is best to visit the tower after 10am.
Q. How long does it take to visit the Giza Pyramids?
A. It takes at least 3 hours to fully explore the Giza Pyramids.
Q. What is the best way to get to the Pyramids of Giza?
A. The best way to visit the Giza Pyramids is to take a taxi or bus. Learn more about how to get there.
Q. Where can I book a Giza Pyramids ticket?
A. You can book a ticket online to visit the Giza Pyramidshere.
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How much time do you need to visit the Pyramids? ›
Plan on spending a minimum of three hours at the Pyramids of Giza. This gives you enough time to go inside one of the pyramids, visit Panoramic Point, and snap a photo with the Sphinx.Can tourists go inside the Pyramids of Giza? ›
Can visitors go inside the Pyramid of Giza? Yes. Among the Egyptian Pyramids of Giza, the Pyramid of Khufu allow tourists to visit the inside, and the only passageway is from the Grand Gallery to the King's Chamber.Can you visit the Giza Pyramids at night? ›
Visiting the Pyramids at Night
Officially, the Egyptian pyramids close before sunset. There's no access to the archaeological site after dark, although it's possible to see the pyramids lit up at night (without roaming freely like you can during the day).
Visiting the Pyramids of Giza independently allows you to explore at your own pace, which is something we love. We think it's easily doable on your own. Especially for photographers like us, going on a tour is never an option.What time of day is best to visit the pyramids? ›
More specifically, the best time to visit the Pyramids of Giza is between 10 AM and noon after the morning rush, when you'll skip the crowds and also miss the hazy skies that prevent visibility. If you happen to visit in the summer months (April to September) try to visit in the morning to avoid the heat.What time do the pyramids open? ›
The Pyramids of Giza are open daily from 8 AM to 4 PM in the winter, and to 5 PM in the summer months.