Christmas has passed; the days quickly turn to night, and it’s cold outside. Christmas planning and festivities are over and you could use a break. So what should you do now? How about you plan a great holiday in a sunnier climate. A sunny climate typically equals an exotic place, like Egypt. Egypt is one of the most gorgeous and unique destinations one could ever visit. What’s great about Egypt is that it offers something for everyone. The area has beautiful beach resorts, historic and awe-inspiring UNESCO heritage sites of pyramids and looks into the Pharaohs, camel riding in the desert, fantastic dive sites, and much more.
Egypt is a year-round destination. So anytime is the best time to visit. In fact, every month in Egypt offers sunshine. However, some seasons in Egypt are indeed better than others to visit.
December to February
December to February is a fantastic time of the year for sightseeing in Egypt. Cairo and the Nile delta, for example, average 20 degrees Centigrade during the day. Therefore, because of the pleasant weather, it’s peak season in December to February for cultural tourism and river cruises, like the Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor. There is also the Abu Simbel Sun Festival that happens twice a year, on both February 22nd and October 22nd. The Abu Simbel Sun Festival takes place at the temples of Abu Simbel. It celebrates the two days during the year when the sun illuminates perfectly the seated statues that are located in the central chamber of the temple of Ramses II. The beautiful spectacle is located 140 miles southwest of Aswan.
Is sightseeing not your thing? No problem. You should still travel to Egypt during this time of year. You can enjoy a five-star resort and sunbathe around the pool at the Red Sea resorts of Marsa Alam, Hurghada, and Sharm el-Sheikh where the temperature, again, averages 20 degrees Centigrade.
March to May
During this time of year, the temperatures turn to about 30 degrees Centigrade. This is also an excellent temperature for enjoying the Red Sea resorts and all they provide. Snorkelling, for example, is very popular during this time of year. In fact, diving holidays happy year-round. Concerning festivals, Sham el-Nessim, happening on Easter Monday (April 20th this year) marks the start of Spring. People celebrate it with picnics not only in the parks but also on the banks of the river Nile. Ramadan ends on May 24th. This is a time when Muslims across the globe celebrate the religious festival of Eid al Fitr. On this day, the people of Egypt consider it a national holiday and a day off. So you will see friends and family gathering for enormous feasts in celebration.
June to August
During this time, the temperature tops the mid-30’s in northern regions such as Cairo. It hits the high-30’s in the Red Sea resorts. So it’s very hot, but also very humid. The heat index can become scorching. That said, if you love the heat and aren’t seeking to do extensive touring or trekking, this might be a good time for you. You’ll be visiting during the school summer holidays, and the hot temperatures will turn many tourists away. Therefore, visiting Egypt during this time becomes more affordable because it’s not high season.
September to November
The temperature during this time falls to the mid to late 20’s by the end of November. Thus, it becomes another excellent time to visit the tombs and monuments that Egypt provides. The area’s sea breeze tends to pick up, and the Mediterranean becomes not only beautiful but refreshing.
Egypt is a year-round destination, as you can see. It offers something for everyone at any time during the year. Decide on what you want out of your holiday in Egypt and then plan accordingly. If you do this, you’re sure to have a great time!