The best time to visit Egypt
Egypt is a year round destination - although the summer months can be particularly hot, especially towards the south of Egypt in Luxor and Aswan. The best time to visit Egypt is from September through to April. Christmas, New Year and Easter are very popular times to visit Egypt, so it's wise to book early.
The weather chart shows the average daily minimum and maximum temperatures in Celsius and the average monthly precipitation.
Summer: Temperatures in Egypt and Jordan are generally high, particularly during the summer months from May to August, when the sun can be very strong, so take plenty of sunscreen. It's still fine to visit Egypt at these times of year and the heat is more dry than humid.
Winter: In Cairo and the Nile Delta region, winter (October to February) can be cooler - so take a jacket, long-sleeved tops and trousers for the cooler evenings. The south remains warm during this time but again, temperatures do drop in the evenings. This is the best time to visit Egypt if you want to avoid the hot sun. September, March and April are also pleasant and good months to visit Egypt too.
If you are planning on taking an overnight felucca cruise or camping in Egypt's western oases, you'd be best to pack a lightweight or heavy sleeping bag depending on the time of year. If travelling onto Jordan, bedding is provided at our Wadi Rum camp year round, though in winter you'd be best to bring along a sleeping bag for additional warmth as night time temperatures fall close to zero.