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The Best Time to Visit Egypt

The Best Time to Visit Egypt

The Best Time to Visit Egypt

Giza Pyramids - Best Time to Visit Egypt - Egypt Tours Portal

The Best Time to Visit Egypt

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.

The Climate of Egypt

Egypt is a country that has a beautiful variety of weather temperature through its different regions and sites. The temperature in Egypt ranges from 37c to 14 c. Summer in Egypt is somehow hot and winter is cool and mild but sometimes it becomes cold at night. The average of low temperatures vary from 9.5 °C  in the wintertime to 23 °C in the summertime and average high temperatures vary from 17 °C in the wintertime to 32 °C in the summertime. The temperature is moderate all along the coasts. The weather in Egypt considers being one of the top reasons for Egypt tours.

Seasons of Egypt and Tourism

If you are looking for the best time to visit Egypt then the period from February to April and from October to November are your perfect choices. You have to escape the heat of July and August through traveling to the beaches of the Red Sea. Here are the seasons of the year with its major celebrations and the best time to visit Egypt:

Spring

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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.

Summer

The summer in Egypt is sometimes hot especially 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, resort, 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 tour packages.

Autumn

Autumn in Egypt is a nice season like spring when you can spend a good time in Egypt and prices become so reasonable. Nile Cruises are awesome in such a time during the year to visit the memorable touristic locations in Egypt.

Winter

The winter in Egypt is the highest tourist season. The Coptics of Egypt celebrate Coptic Christmas on the 7th from January and you shouldn’t such a celebration. In 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 festival, which is held on 22nd from February and on 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 22nd of February, on the anniversary to his ascension to the throne and the second time on 22nd of October to celebrate his birthday.

Activities to do in Different Seasons in Egypt

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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, and the memorable Egyptian Museum.

The period from October to April is the best time to try the fanciful Nile Cruises in Egypt. You can also visit the iconic sights like the Valley of the Kings and the Karnak and Luxor Temples. From 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 play with your family or friends. Try to check our Egypt family holiday packages, it’s wonderful itineraries that have well created to suit all families 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.

Ramadan and Tourism in Egypt

It is known all around the world that Ramadan is a holy month for Muslims when they don’t eat during the daytime. Most of the cafés and restaurants are closed during that part of the year in Egypt except for the touristic sites, hotels, and restaurants. At the end of Ramadan, there are many festivals and celebrations. You can enjoy through witnessing the Egyptian celebration with Eid El-Fitr and the festivals of all the major shops and restaurants in different areas.

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.

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General Tips:

The currency of Egypt is the Egyptian pound.

Friday and Saturday are the official holidays in Egypt.

Keep a tour Guide by your side to fully enjoy your time in Egypt.

Try “Ful & Ta’meya (Fava Beans and Falafel)”, and “Koshary”.

Buy a local SIM card so you can call anyone you want.

Quality Measures:

Professional Egyptologist Tour Guides.

Modern Air-Conditioned Vehicles.

All Accommodations at 5* Hotels and Cruises.

Entrance Fees to All Sites that Mentioned at the Itinerary.

No Hidden Charges or Taxes.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

The entire country of Egypt deserve to be seen with its every heavenly detail but there are places that must be seen such as the breathtaking Hurghada's red sea, The wonders of Cairo the pyramids of Giza, the great sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, Khan El Khalili, the wonders of Luxor like Valley of the Kings, Karnak and Hatshepsut temple and the wonders of Aswan like Abu Simbel temples, Philea temple, Unfinished obelisk and The Wonders of Alexandria like Qaitbat Citadel, Pompey's Pillar and Alexandria Library. Read More About the Best Places to Visit in Egypt

If you want to apply for a Visa On Arrival that lasts for 30 days then you should be one of the eligible countries, have a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining and pay 25$ USD in cash, as for the E-Visa for 30 day you should have a valid passport for at least 8 months, complete the online application, pay the e-visa fee then print the e-visa to later be presented to the airport border guard. You could also be one of the lucky ones who can obtain a free visa for 90 days. Read More About Egypt Travel Visa.

Egypt has a variety of delicious cuisines but we recommend “Ful & Ta’meya (Fava Beans and Falafel)”, Mulukhiya, “Koshary”, a traditional Egyptian pasta dish, and Kebab & Kofta, the Egyptian traditional meat dish.

The best time to travel to Egypt is during the winter from September to April as the climate becomes a bit tropical accompanied by a magical atmosphere of warm weather with a winter breeze. You will be notified in the week of your trip if the weather is unsafe and if any changes have been made.

You should pack everything you could ever need and but in a small bag so you could move easily between your destinations.

We have been creating the finest vacations for more than 10 years around the most majestic destinations in Egypt. Our staff consists of the best operators, guides and drivers who dedicate all of their time & effort make you have the perfect vacation. All of our tours are customized by Travel, Financial & Time consultants to fit your every possible need during your vacation. It doesn't go without saying that your safety and comfort are our main concern priority and all of our resources will be directed to provide the best atmosphere until you return home.

You will feel safe in Egypt as the current atmosphere of the country is quite peaceful after the government took powerful measures like restructuring the entire tourist police to include all the important and tourist attractions in Egypt. Read More

Wear whatever feels right and comfortable. It is advised to wear something light, sunblock during your time in Egypt in the summer and wear comfortable footwear like a closed-toe shoe to sustain the terrain of Egypt.

The best activity is by far boarding a Nile Cruise between Luxor and Aswan or Vise Versa. Witness the beauty of Egypt from a hot balloon or a plane and try all the delicious Egyptian cuisines and drinks plus shopping in old Cairo. Explore the allure and wonders of the red sea in the magical city resorts of Egypt like Hurghada and many more by diving and snorkeling in the marine life or Hurghada. Behold the mesmerizing western desert by a safari trip under the heavenly Egyptian skies.

There are a lot of public holidays in Egypt too many to count either religious or nation, the most important festivals are the holy month of Ramadan which ends with Eid Al Fitr, Christmas and new years eve. Read More

Egypt is considered to be one of the most liberal Islamic countries but it has become a little bit conservative in the last couple of decades so it is advised to avoid showing your chest, shoulders or legs below the knees.

Arabic is the official language and Most Egyptians, who live in the cities, speak or understand English or at least some English words or phrases. Fewer Egyptians can speak French, Italian, Spanish, and German. Professional tour guides, who work in the tourism sector, are equipped to handle visitors who cannot speak Arabic and they will speak enough English and other languages to fulfill the needs of all our clients.

The fastest way is a car, of course, a taxi. If you are in Cairo ride a white taxi to move faster or you could board the fastest way of transportation in Egypt metro if the roads are in rush hour.

The temperature in Egypt ranges from 37c to 14 c. Summer in Egypt is somehow hot and winter is cool and mild but sometimes it becomes cold at night. The average of low temperatures vary from 9.5 °C in the wintertime to 23 °C in the summertime and average high temperatures vary from 17 °C in the wintertime to 32 °C in the summertime. The temperature is moderate all along the coasts.

It is the home of everything a traveler might be looking for from amazing historical sites dating to more than 4000 years to enchanting city resorts & beaches. You will live the vacation you deserve as Egypt has everything you could possibly imagine.

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