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The best time to visit Egypt

The best time to visit Egypt is from October to April. There is a perfect balance of sun and a cool breeze which make taking the time to dig into the precious cultural gems in this country a pleasure.

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Visiting Egypt in January

January is an optimum time to visit Egypt, as generally, it is the coldest month of the year, but still warm with an average daytime temperature of 22°C. Note that in the western desert during the winter months (Oct-March) the mosquitos and flies are at their worst.

Visiting Egypt in February

Temperatures in February are generally warm by day, with an average daytime maximum temperature of 22°C, while on average the temperature falls to 14°C at night. Note that in the western desert during the winter months (Oct-March) the mosquitos and flies are at their worst.

Visiting Egypt in March

The weather in March is typically warm, but not uncomfortable, with the average daytime temperature of 25°C, making it a pleasant time to visit. Note that in the western desert during the winter months (Oct-March) the mosquitos and flies are at their worst.

Visiting Egypt in April

April is the first of the generally hot months in Egypt, although the heat is not as intense than the later summer months.

Visiting Egypt in May

In May, temperatures can reach 32°C, and you can expect around 11 hours of sunshine a day, along with warm sea water temperatures, making a dip very inviting.

Visiting Egypt in June

Low season is from June to August. This is due to the weather being rather unbearable with daytime temperatures in the south soaring to 40 degrees and higher.

Visiting Egypt in July

Low season is from June to August. This is due to the weather being rather unbearable with daytime temperatures in the south soaring to 40 degrees and higher.

Visiting Egypt in August

Low season is from June to August. This is due to the weather being rather unbearable with daytime temperatures in the south soaring to 40°C and higher.

Visiting Egypt in September

In September the temperature begins to cool, but it still remains very humid and averages around 30°C with zero rainfall.

Visiting Egypt in October

The most popular time to visit Egypt is during the winter months, from October to March. The temperature begins to cool in October, but it still remains exceedingly hot with an average of 30°C. Note that in the western desert during the winter months (Oct-March) the mosquitos and flies are at their worst.

Visiting Egypt in November

November is relatively warm and dry, with an average of 3 mm of rain during this month. Note that in the western desert during the winter months (Oct-March) the mosquitos and flies are at their worst.

Visiting Egypt in December

Daytime temperatures rise to an average of 23°C, and with generally low humidity, December a perfect time of year to visit. Note that in the western desert during the winter months (Oct-March) the mosquitos and flies are at their worst.

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We loved Egypt, mesmerised by the amazing pyramids at Giza and seeing them from our beautiful room at the Marriott Mena House. Despite the unbelievable traffic in Cairo mixed up with intrepid donkeys, horses and carts, we managed to get to all the sites with our first-rate driver and great guide. It was a fantastic experience due to Steppes first-rate planning and knowing what we wanted.

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We are back now and I just wanted to thank you for your excellent planning and arrangements for what turned out to be a wonderful - albeit short - holiday! Without exception the service we received from your agents was terrific: we felt we got the total 5-star treatment! All the airport arrivals, departures and transfers were handled superbly and the service left us feeling very well cared for.

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The choice of accommodation was absolutely excellent throughout! Mohamed Saad, our guide from Luxor onwards, was outstanding and should be recommended strongly. We also hired an ornithological expert ( Shaban ) for a morning - excellent.

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Thank you so much for assisting us with all of the planning. We wouldn't hesitate to go back to Egypt again. There is so much to see there.

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