Best Time to Visit Egypt

The best time to visit Egypt is from October to April, when temperatures are cooler and sightseeing in the exposed desert landscape is more comfortable. September and May in Egypt are still good times to visit but temperatures will begin to rise. Even in Egypt’s coolest months, temperatures across the country will reach 20°C.

Best time to visit

Egypt’s summer is incredibly hot, with temperatures often reaching 35 to 40°C. Egypt heat is a dry heat, and travel in summer means fewer visitors and lower prices. Travel to Egypt during summer requires careful consideration and whether you plan to travel in the height of summer, or the dead of winter, our specialists will be able to talk you through the expected experience for each season and help you choose the travel month that is right for you.

Climate guide for Egypt

, Egypt

Average temperatures (Fahrenheit) and rainfall (mm)

Jan
85°F 0mm
Feb
93°F 0mm
Mar
101°F 0mm
Apr
107°F 0mm
May
114°F 0mm
Jun
115°F 0mm
Jul
113°F 0mm
Aug
113°F 0mm
Sep
112°F 0mm
Oct
107°F 0mm
Nov
95°F 0mm
Dec
87°F 0mm
Jan
64°F 3mm
Feb
66°F 1mm
Mar
68°F 1mm
Apr
75°F 0mm
May
79°F 0mm
Jun
84°F 0mm
Jul
86°F 0mm
Aug
88°F 0mm
Sep
86°F 0mm
Oct
81°F 0mm
Nov
75°F 1mm
Dec
68°F 2mm
Jan
73°F 0mm
Feb
77°F 0mm
Mar
86°F 0mm
Apr
95°F 0mm
May
102°F 0mm
Jun
106°F 0mm
Jul
108°F 0mm
Aug
120°F 0mm
Sep
104°F 0mm
Oct
97°F 0mm
Nov
84°F 0mm
Dec
75°F 0mm
Jan
66°F 1mm
Feb
68°F 1mm
Mar
73°F 1mm
Apr
82°F 0mm
May
90°F 1mm
Jun
93°F 0mm
Jul
95°F 0mm
Aug
95°F 0mm
Sep
91°F 0mm
Oct
86°F 1mm
Nov
77°F 1mm
Dec
68°F 1mm
Jan
72°F 0mm
Feb
73°F 0mm
Mar
79°F 0mm
Apr
86°F 0mm
May
93°F 0mm
Jun
97°F 0mm
Jul
99°F 0mm
Aug
99°F 0mm
Sep
95°F 0mm
Oct
90°F 0mm
Nov
81°F 0mm
Dec
73°F 0mm
Jan
73°F 0mm
Feb
77°F 0mm
Mar
84°F 0mm
Apr
95°F 0mm
May
102°F 0mm
Jun
106°F 0mm
Jul
106°F 0mm
Aug
106°F 0mm
Sep
102°F 0mm
Oct
95°F 0mm
Nov
84°F 0mm
Dec
93°F 0mm
Jan
73°F 0mm
Feb
77°F 0mm
Mar
81°F 0mm
Apr
88°F 0mm
May
93°F 0mm
Jun
99°F 0mm
Jul
100°F 0mm
Aug
102°F 0mm
Sep
97°F 0mm
Oct
91°F 0mm
Nov
82°F 0mm
Dec
75°F 0mm

Our Experts Say...

"The best time to visit Egypt is between October and April, giving it a relatively short "best travel" window. Due to this, demand over these dates is extremely high, so it's best to plan ahead, especially if you're looking to do a short Nile cruise. The shoulder months of September and May also work great if you're ok with a little more heat, but offer better availability and lower tourist numbers. Travel between June and September is of course possible but the days will be very hot with daily average temperatures reaching well into the 100°F region. As you're likely to do a lot of walking around at the sights, I would certainly recommend avoiding the summer months. For divers, the Red Sea is a must and is easily combined with the rest of Egypt. Diving/snorkeling is best around September/October and April/May as the water temperature can get a little chilly by November, December and January (but it's absolutely fine with a wetsuit!)"

Bjorn Behlert, Egypt Specialist

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