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Best time to visit Egypt

Our verdict

The best time to visit Egypt is August

Egypt can be visited year-round, but based on the ideal climate conditions, cost of travel, and avoiding peak holiday periods, August is the best time to go.

In the summer months, temperatures can reach as high as 40℃ (104℉) in Cairo, Egypt. In the winter, temperatures can get down to 8℃ (47℉) around January-time. In other areas of Egypt, temperatures might differ so be sure to compare other destinations below.

If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Egypt, or you’re just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Egypt in March – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Discover top destinations in Egypt below and find out everything you need to know about when to travel, including detailed climate and weather information, and tools to help you find the best prices to help you book your trip.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

July

Most daylight

July

Egypt seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Egypt is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Best time to visit the top destinations in Egypt

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
AlexandriaJune-October
18℃
13℃
19℃
13℃
21℃
14℃
23℃
16℃
26℃
19℃
29℃
22℃
30℃
24℃
30℃
25℃
29℃
24℃
27℃
22℃
24℃
19℃
20℃
16℃
CairoAugust
19℃
10℃
21℃
11℃
25℃
13℃
29℃
15℃
33℃
19℃
35℃
22℃
37℃
23℃
36℃
23℃
34℃
22℃
30℃
20℃
25℃
16℃
20℃
12℃
DahabJuly-October
20℃
13℃
21℃
15℃
24℃
16℃
27℃
19℃
31℃
23℃
34℃
25℃
35℃
26℃
35℃
27℃
33℃
25℃
30℃
23℃
25℃
19℃
21℃
15℃
HurghadaMay
20℃
15℃
22℃
17℃
24℃
18℃
27℃
21℃
30℃
24℃
33℃
26℃
34℃
28℃
34℃
28℃
32℃
26℃
30℃
24℃
25℃
21℃
22℃
17℃
LuxorJune-July
21℃
8℃
24℃
11℃
28℃
13℃
33℃
17℃
37℃
22℃
40℃
24℃
40℃
24℃
40℃
25℃
38℃
22℃
34℃
19℃
28℃
14℃
22℃
10℃
Marsa AlamJune-July
21℃
16℃
23℃
17℃
25℃
19℃
28℃
21℃
31℃
25℃
33℃
27℃
34℃
28℃
35℃
28℃
33℃
27℃
30℃
24℃
26℃
21℃
23℃
18℃
Sharm El SheikhMarch-May
21℃
16℃
22℃
18℃
24℃
19℃
27℃
22℃
31℃
25℃
33℃
27℃
34℃
28℃
35℃
29℃
33℃
27℃
30℃
26℃
26℃
22℃
22℃
18℃
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Top FAQs

The warmest month of the year in Cairo, one of the most popular places to visit in Egypt, is July.
The driest month of the year in Cairo, Egypt, is usually around July each year.

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