Egypt: Best Time to Visit
Egypt has two seasons. It enjoys a mild winter which lasts from October to April and a hot summer from May to September. The peak season for tourism tends to be in December and January when prices are at their highest and the tourist sites at their busiest. In the summer, the heat can make sightseeing uncomfortable. Interestingly, the evenings all-year-round can be cool especially in Cairo and Alexandria. There is little rain south of Cairo. Even Alexandria, on the Mediterranean, does not have that much rain. Many of Egypt’s ancient sites are in desert regions.
If considering a stay on the Red Sea coast, June to September is a good time to visit the beach resorts. Despite being the peak of summer, temperatures on the coast are much cooler than those of the rest of Egypt.
NOTE – All quoted temperatures are daytime average highs unless otherwise stated and can vary.
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