Egypt is considered the second homeland of all foreigners. Throughout the year you will find many tourists in Egypt enjoying various visits because during each weather in Egypt, there are destinations where you can enjoy a wonderful trip. The weather is generally moderate so you can enjoy Egypt tours in the winter, fall and early spring from October to April.
The Weather in Egypt
-Winter in Egypt (from December 22 to March 21): The weather is moderate with rainy days. This station attracts many tourists because you can visit all tourist places in Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor and Aswan. In this period Christmas is celebrated and the forms of celebration are clear in streets, cafes, restaurants and many people act like Santa Claus.
-Autumn in Egypt (September 22 to December 21): The weather is cooler which gives you the opportunity to visit the historical places and enjoy a cruise on the Nile between Luxor and Aswan.
-The Spring in Egypt (from March 20 to June 20): It is considered one of the improved seasons to enjoy a trip to Egypt. The temperature is moderate except on the days of the spring wind (warm wind with a lot of sand) which is called in Egypt “Khamsin” and in Europe “Sirocco”. The Egyptians have a holiday that marks the beginning of spring “Sham Elnasim” which is always on the Monday after Eastern Holy Week (Easter).
-Summer in Egypt (June 20 to December 22): The weather is warm especially in Upper Egypt. That is why the coastal cities of the Red Sea like Hurghada, El Gouna and Sharm El-Sheikh are considered the best places in Egypt on these warm days.
The Best Time to Travel to Cairo and Alexandria
Cairo and Alexandria are considered the important destinations in the Nile Delta and main on your trip to Egypt. The attractions of the two cities are varied such as the Giza Pyramids Complex, the Mosques and Church of Cairo, the Library of Alexandria, the Catacombs and many others. It is better to visit these large cities in a moderate temperature, so the best time to travel to Cairo and Alexandria is during spring and autumn (from November to May).
Best Time for a Nile Cruise
The Nile cruises in Egypt is the best way to visit the attractions of Luxor and Aswan with its temples and tombs as the Temple of Karnak, the Valley of the Kings, Temple of Hatshepsut, Luxor Temple, the Temple of Philae , the Temple of Abu Simbel. It is advisable to avoid summer on these visits, so the best time for a cruise on the Nile is during autumn, winter and the beginning of spring (from October to April). In this period you can enjoy the sun festivals at the Abu Simbel Temple which are on October 22 and February 22.
The Best Time to Travel to the Red Sea
The temperature of the Red Sea cities like Hurghada, Sharm El Sheikh and El Gouna is pleasant throughout the year. It is considered the best destination to escape the summer heat for the sea breeze and water sports such as diving and snorkeling. The weather at night in these cities is refreshing.
Festivals in Egypt
-Christmas: It is on January 7. Signs of the Christmas celebration and decorations are all over Egypt in streets, cafes, restaurants, and many people don as Santa Claus.
-The New Year: It is on January 1. Most Egyptians are on the street at midnight celebrating the beginning of the new year and also donning Santa Claus.
-Abu Simbel Sun Festival: It is on February 22 and October 22 at the Abu Simbel Temple that marks the birth and coronation of King Ramses II.
-Sham El Nasim: It is on the first Monday in April which marks the beginning of spring after Holy Week (Easter). The traditional food on this day is fesij (salted fish), painted eggs and green onion. Also many people go out to parks and open spaces.
-Ramadan: It is the month of fasting in the Islamic calendar. In the morning the restaurants are closed except in the tourist places. In the evening after breakfast all the shops, restaurants and cafes are open all night until dawn. The streets are decorated with Ramadan themes.
-Eid El Fitr: Breakfast break party is after Ramadan. His vacation continues for three days. Egyptians begin the distribution of sweets and cakes that they make in the last days of Ramadan. By tradition, children receive gifts from adults.
-Eid Al Adha: Feast of sacrifice that follows four days. It is dedicated to Abraham’s sacrifice of a sheep in place of his son Ishmael.