The best time to visit Egypt is a highly important question that will determine the fate of every vacation in Egypt. This article's main goal is to provide every traveler with all the information and facts about the best time to enjoy a vacation in Egypt. This article was written by a group of highly skilled team of tour operators, tour guides, and travel consultants who have more than two decades of experience. “The Land of Pharaohs” is your outstanding destination to spend terrific time either on vacations or in your leisure time.
Tens of thousands of tourists come every year to visit the memorable touristic sites in the motherland “Egypt” because of the beautiful weather in different areas of Egypt during the year that is mixed with beautiful sceneries and great history. There are large amounts of touristic sites and historical monuments that date back to the era of pharaohs who were responsible for leaving such a mesmerizing civilization and the long-lasted historical destinations. So let us first speak about the climate in Egypt and mention the best time to visit Egypt in 2023/2024.
This represents the best time for both tourists and locals in Egypt as the temperature is moderate in such a season but they have to avoid "Khamsin Wind" between March and April as you may find dust and sand in the air. There is an interesting festival in spring which is “Sham Ennessim”. It is an Egyptian national holiday, which falls on the day after the Eastern Christian Easter. It is a very interesting celebration as people spend all day out picnicking in any space of green, public gardens, on the Nile, or at the zoo, eating the traditional food of Fesikh “Salty or Dried Fish”, lettuce or green onions, and colored boiled eggs. Check our Egypt Easter tours and book your dream vacation in Egypt if you wish.
The summer in Egypt is sometimes hot, especially in Upper Egypt. There are many interesting activities you can do in the summertime just like visiting the great touristic destinations and witnessing the glorious life of the ancient Egyptians. You can enjoy the Egyptian beaches, resorts, and have trips to the different coastal beaches like Hurghada and Sharm El-Sheikh. If you are an adventurous person, you can try the quad bike safari to discover the golden sand of Egypt with the different areas there and all of these activities you can find in our Egypt red sea holidays.
Autumn in Egypt is a nice season like spring when you can spend a good time in Egypt and prices become so reasonable. Nile River Cruises are awesome in such a time during the year to visit the memorable touristic locations in Egypt. You will board a five-star cruise and sail on the enchanting river of the Nile plus enjoy the best tours with an expert tour guide to the majestic sites located on the banks of the Nile such as Karnak & Hatshepsut temples, Valley of the Kings, Philae Temple, Aswan High Dam, Edfu & Kom Ombo temples, and much more.
The winter in Egypt is the highest tourist season. The Coptics of Egypt celebrate Coptic Christmas on the 7th of January and you shouldn’t such a celebration. On such a day, most Christians go to the Coptic Orthodox church and they start having their unique traditions. After the Christmas celebration, Christians go back home to eat a fantastic meal and celebrate with their families. It is the best time to visit Egypt and celebrate in the Egyptian streets, cafés, and restaurants while having a Christmas tree and wearing like Santa.
Check our Egypt Christmas tours that include an amazing variety of Egypt vacations for you and your family. You can also attend the Abu Simbel Sun Festival, which is held on the 22nd of February and on the 22nd of October every year. Abu Simbel temple is the sole reason for which tourists from all over get attracted to Aswan in Egypt. There is a sun festival at Abu Simbel Temple, which can only be witnessed twice every year. The light that streams into the temple, reflects on King Ramses II and the statues of the sun god, illuminate the whole place revealing the brilliant architecture of the place. Ramses decided that this complex has to be lighted up twice a year, once on the 22nd of February, on the anniversary of his ascension to the throne, and the second time on the 22nd of October to celebrate his birthday.
From February to April and from October to November, you can enjoy the most while trying the Nile River Cruise and take a long walk in the trial of Sinai. You can also pay a visit to the most popular Egypt tourist attractions such as Giza Pyramids Complex, Luxor & Aswan attractions, and the memorable Egyptian Museum. The period from October to April is the best time to try the fanciful Nile River Cruises in Egypt. You can also visit iconic sights like the Valley of the Kings and the Karnak & Luxor Temples. June to September are the peak months for tourists to visit the resorts of the Red Sea.
You will have the opportunity to relax and enjoy the beautiful weather of Egypt while sitting on the beach and playing with your family or friends. Try to check our Egypt family holiday packages, it's wonderful itineraries that have well-created to suit all family's interests. In order to visit the Western Desert, you have to avoid the summer season as it becomes so hot during such a season. From February to April and from September to November you may have the best chance to try a desert safari and see the amazing beauty of the lands of Egypt.
Here are the most common festivals & public holidays in Egypt in 2023/2024. After this occasion, there is another outstanding eid, which is Eid El-Adha. In this eid, Ibrahim is honored to sacrifice his son Ismail as an act of obedience to the command of Allah. Before he sacrificed his son, Allah provided a lamb to be sacrificed with instead. So every year, Muslims all around the world celebrate this occasion in a splendid 4 days celebration. Finally, we hope that you liked our informative work, and if you want to book a tour of Egypt, then look below.
The best time to book a Nile cruise is between October and April, Temperatures are very relaxing this time of year, which allow everyone to enjoy the finest day trips to some incredible sights like the Valley of the Kings and the temples of Luxor. For the same reasons, travel during the peak summer months of June to August is not very advised.
From June to September is an excellent time to visit the Red Sea beach resorts, Despite being the peak of summer, temperatures on the coast are much cooler than in the interior. Average summer temperatures at popular beach resort Hurghada hover at around 84 degrees F, while the sea temperature is a balmy 80 degrees F—perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving. In July and August it's advised to book in advance, as resorts can get over-booked busy with vacationing Europeans and Americans; and with wealthy Egyptians seeking to escape from the heat of Cairo.
Summers in the desert is advised to be completely avoided, as temperatures at destinations like Siwa Oasis is known to routinely exceed 104 degrees F. During the depths of winter, nighttime temperatures can descend to just below freezing, so the best time to visit is halfway between the two in either spring or fall. February to April and September to November are the ideal optimum times temperature-wise, although spring visitors should be aware of possible sandstorms as a result of the annual Khamsin wind.
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