When is the best time to go to Egypt?

When is the best time to go to Egypt? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Egypt, the weather is good everywhere in January, February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November and December
  • The weather is good all year in Cairo
  • On average, the warmest months in Cairo are June, July, August and September, and the coldest month of the year is January
  • The cities with the best climate are Cairo, Alexandria, Hurghada, Marsa Alam, Sharm El Sheikh, Taba, Al-Farafra, Al-Kharga, Bani Suwayf and El-Arich, with good weather at least 11 months a year
  • The best months for swimming in Alexandria are July, August and September

Where and when to go based on the weather?

Lower Egypt
Cairo, Alexandria, Marsa Matruh...

March, April, May, June, September, October, November and December
67°F to 103°F°C
0 to 3 days
65°F to 83°F
January, February, July and August
65°F to 106°F°C
0 to 4 days
65°F to 85°F

Middle Egypt
Sohag, Mallawi, Bani Suwayf...

February, March, April, May, October and November
72°F to 101°F°C
0 day
January, June, July, August, September and December
68°F to 106°F°C
0 day

Red Sea coast of Egypt
Hurghada, Marsa Alam, Ras Gharib...

January, February, March, April, May, October, November and December
68°F to 94°F°C
0 to 2 days
68°F to 83°F
June, July, August and September
92°F to 101°F°C
0 day
79°F to 85°F

Sinai Peninsula
Sharm El Sheikh, Taba, El-Arich...

February, March, April, May, June, October, November and December
67°F to 99°F°C
0 to 2 days
65°F to 83°F
January, July, August and September
63°F to 103°F°C
0 to 2 days
67°F to 86°F

Upper Egypt
Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel...

February, March, April, October, November and December
74°F to 99°F°C
0 day
January, May and September
72°F to 104°F°C
0 day
June, July and August
104°F to 108°F°C
0 day

Western Desert
Siwa, Al-Kharga, Al-Farafra...

March, April, May, October and November
76°F to 101°F°C
0 day
January, February, June, July, August, September and December
65°F to 106°F°C
0 day

To get all the information about the climate and weather in Egypt for a specific month, click on the corresponding link below:

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Best time to travel to Egypt by cities

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Temperatures and rainfall in Egypt

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Egypt and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Cairo, Alexandria, Aswan, Hurghada and Luxor, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Egypt

Find out when Egypt has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Egypt

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, March, May, June and November. The number of visitors to Egypt is high in: February, April, July, August, September, October and December.

  • Very low season in Egypt: March, May, June and November.
  • Low season in Egypt: January.
  • High season in Egypt: February, April and July.
  • Peak season in Egypt: August, September, October and December.

Figure: Visitor index for Egypt month by month

Average price for flights to Egypt

A return flight between New York City and Cairo is generally cheaper if you go in january ($ 847 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 537 more for your airline ticket to Cairo if you go in july.

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Where to go in Egypt?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Marsa Alam74°F76°F79°F85°F90°F94°F95°F97°F94°F88°F81°F76°F
Sharm El Sheikh70°F74°F77°F83°F88°F94°F95°F95°F94°F88°F81°F74°F
Abu Simbel76°F83°F88°F97°F104°F108°F108°F108°F104°F99°F86°F77°F
Bani Suwayf70°F74°F81°F88°F97°F101°F103°F103°F99°F92°F83°F72°F
Marsa Matruh65°F65°F68°F72°F77°F83°F86°F88°F85°F79°F74°F67°F
Ras Gharib68°F70°F76°F81°F88°F92°F95°F95°F92°F86°F79°F70°F
Abu Zenima68°F70°F76°F81°F88°F92°F95°F95°F92°F86°F79°F70°F
Al Wahat Al Dakhla70°F76°F83°F92°F99°F103°F104°F104°F99°F92°F81°F72°F


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Is this weather information for Egypt reliable?

Climate data for Egypt has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Egypt allows us to determine the average for each month in Cairo, Alexandria, Aswan, Hurghada, Luxor, Marsa Alam, Sharm El Sheikh, Taba, and 57 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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