The Best Time to Visit Egypt 2020, When to Travel to Egypt

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Best Time to Visit Egypt 2020

The Land of Pharaohs” is your outstanding destination to spend terrific time either on vacations or in your leisure time. Tens of thousands of tourists come every year to visit the memorable touristic sites in the motherland “Egypt” because of the beautiful weather in different areas of Egypt during the year that is mixed with beautiful sceneries and great history. There are large amounts of touristic sites and historical monuments that date back to the era of pharaohs who were responsible for leaving such a mesmerizing civilization and the long-lasted historical destinations. So let us first speak about the climate in Egypt and mention the best time to visit Egypt in 2020.

The Expected Temperature of Egypt

in 2020 Egypt is a country that has a beautiful variety of weather temperatures through its different regions and sites. The temperature in Egypt ranges from 37 c to 14 c. Summer in Egypt is somehow hot and winter is cool and mild but sometimes it becomes cold at night. The average of low temperatures vary from 9.5 °C in the wintertime to 23 °C in the summertime and average high temperatures vary from 17 °C in the wintertime to 32 °C in the summertime. The temperature is moderate all along the coasts. The weather in Egypt considers being one of the top reasons to visit Egypt.

The Best Time to Visit Egypt in 2020

If you are looking for the best time to visit Egypt in 2020 then the period from October to April is the ideal time to be in Egypt. You have to escape the heat of July and August through traveling to the beaches of the Red Sea. Here are the seasons of the year with its major celebrations and the best time to visit Egypt:

Visiting Egypt in the Spring – “20th of March to 20th of June”

Represents the best time for both tourists and locals in Egypt as the temperature is moderate in such a season but they have to avoid “Khamsin Wind” between March and April as you may find dust and sand in the air. There is an interesting festival in spring which is “Sham Ennessim”. It is an Egyptian national holiday, which falls on the day after the Eastern Christian Easter. It is a very interesting celebration as people spend all day out picnicking in any space of green, public gardens, on the Nile, or at the zoo, eating the traditional food of Fesikh “Salty or Dried Fish”, lettuce or green onions, and colored boiled eggs. Check our Egypt Easter tours and book your dream vacation in Egypt if you wish.

Visiting Egypt in the Summer – “20th of June to 22th of September”

The summer in Egypt is sometimes hot especially Upper Egypt. There are many interesting activities you can do in the summertime just like visiting the great touristic destinations and witnessing the glorious life of the ancient Egyptians. You can enjoy the Egyptian beaches, resort, and have trips to the different coastal beaches like Hurghada and Sharm El-Sheikh. If you are an adventurous person, you can try the quad bike safari to discover the golden sand of Egypt with the different areas there and all of these activities you can find in our Egypt red sea holidays.

Visiting Egypt in the Autumn – “22th of September to 21th of December”

Autumn in Egypt is a nice season like spring when you can spend a good time in Egypt and prices become so reasonable. Nile Cruises are awesome in such a time during the year to visit the memorable touristic locations in Egypt. You will board a five-star cruise and sailing on the enchanting river of the Nile plus enjoy best tours with an expert tour guide to the majestic sites which located on the banks of the Nile such as Karnak & Hatshepsut temples, Valley of the Kings, Philae Temple, Aswan High Dam, Edfu & Kom Ombo temples, and much more.

Visiting Egypt in the Winter – “21th of December to 21th of March”

The winter in Egypt is the highest tourist season. The Coptics of Egypt celebrate Coptic Christmas on the 7th from January and you shouldn’t such a celebration. In such a day, most Christians go to the Coptic Orthodox church and they start having their unique traditions. After the Christmas celebration, Christians go back home to eat a fantastic meal and celebrate with their families. It is the best time to visit Egypt and celebrate in the Egyptian streets, cafés, and restaurants while having a Christmas tree and wearing like Santa. Check our Egypt Christmas tours that include an amazing variety of Egypt vacations for you and your family.

You can also attend the Abu Simbel Sun Festival, which is held on the 22nd from February and on the 22nd of October every year. Abu Simbel temple is the sole reason for which tourists from all over get attracted to Aswan in Egypt. There is a sun festival at Abu Simbel Temple, which can only be witnessed twice every year. The light that streams into the temple, reflects on King Ramses II and the statues of the sun god, illuminate the whole place revealing the brilliant architecture of the place. Ramses decided that this complex has to be lighted up twice a year, once on 22nd of February, on the anniversary to his ascension to the throne and the second time on 22nd of October to celebrate his birthday.

Best Activities to Do in Different Seasons in Egypt

From February to April and from October to November, you can enjoy the most while trying the Nile River Cruise and take a long walk in the trial of Sinai. You can also pay a visit to the most popular Egypt tourist attractions such as Giza Pyramids Complex, Luxor & Aswan attractions, and the memorable Egyptian Museum.

The period from October to April is the best time to try the fanciful Nile Cruises in Egypt. You can also visit the iconic sights like the Valley of the Kings and the Karnak & Luxor Temples. From June to September are the peak months for tourists to visit the resorts of the Red Sea. You will have the opportunity to relax and enjoy the beautiful weather of Egypt while sitting on the beach and play with your family or friends. Try to check our Egypt family holiday packages, it’s wonderful itineraries that have well created to suit all family’s interests.

In order to visit the Western Desert, you have to avoid the summer season as it becomes so hot during such a season. From February to April and from September to November you may have the best chance to try a desert safari and see the amazing beauty of the lands of Egypt.

Festival & Public Holidays in Egypt 2020

It is known all around the world that Ramadan is a holy month for Muslims when they don’t eat during the daytime. Most of the cafés and restaurants are closed during that part of the year in Egypt except for the touristic sites, hotels, and restaurants. At the end of Ramadan, there are many festivals and celebrations. You can enjoy it through witnessing the Egyptian celebration with Eid El-Fitr and the festivals of all the major shops and restaurants in different areas. Here are the most common festivals & public holidays in Egypt in 2020.

After this occasion, there is another outstanding eid, which is Eid El-Adha. In this eid, Ibrahim is honored to sacrifice his son Ismail as an act of obedience to the command of Allah. Before he sacrificed his son, Allah provided a lamb to be sacrificed with instead. So every year, Muslims all around the world celebrate this occasion in a splendid 4 days celebration.

Finally, we hope that you liked our informative work, and if you want to book a tour to Egypt, then look below.

Recommended Tours to Egypt

After knowing the best time to visit Egypt, we have well-created breathtaking Egypt private tours that fit all types of travelers with affordable prices that can’t be missed!!!

Egypt Travel Packages

Egypt travel packages and Egypt classic tours combining a visit to Cairo with Nile Cruise Holiday, And Or a few days on the Red sea. The River journey between Luxor and Aswan, the southern most navigable point on the Nile, can be a most romantic experience, whether you charter a Felucca with crew, or travel in on one of the many Floating Hotel Cruise Ships.

Nile Cruises

If you’ve ever dreamed of exploring ancient Egypt longed to follow the footsteps of the Pharaohs or imagine the Desert sun setting over the Emerald Nile you’re ready to step aboard a Nile river cruise. For over 5,000 years The Nile has been the lifeblood of Egypt and there is simply no better way to experience that wealth of Egyptian history, culture and architecture than on a Nile river cruise.

Luxury Egypt Tours

Cruise the Nile River for four nights on a Luxury Nile Cruise, explore an ancient pyramid from the inside out, gain exclusive access to the tombs of the Pharaohs , sail the Nile in a felucca and view Cairo’s treasures.

General Tips

  • The currency of Egypt is the Egyptian pound, The value of the Pound is effectively fixed at the rate of 0.056 LE to 1 USD, Credit cards are widely used in Egypt.
  • Service charges that have been included on your bill go to the restaurant, not the waiter. Be sure to tip the servers 10% in addition by handing it to them directly.
  • The metro is one of the best ways to go from one place to another within Cairo.
  • Arabic is the official language, English is widely used as second language.
  • Try “Fool”, Egyptian beans, and “Koshary”, a traditional Egyptian pasta dish.
  • Try Kebab and Kofta, the Egyptian traditional meat dish.

Highlights

  • Visit the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx and valley temple which belongs to king Chephren.
  • See Luxor temple, Hatshepsut temple, Valley of the Kings and Karnak temple in Luxor.
  • Admire the wonders of ancient history at the Egyptian Museum.
  • Discover the magic of Egyptian oases like Siwa or Bahariya
  • Dive or snorkel in Sinai or cities situated on the Red Sea.
  • Going on a Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan or vise versa.
  • Shop at Khan El Khalili touristic market in Cairo.
  • Visit Philae and Abu Simbel temples in Aswan.
  • Visit the Saint Catherine Monastery in Sinai.
  • Exploring Islamic Cairo on foot.

FAQ

Q-Is it safe to travel to Egypt 2020? A-Tourists have been visiting Egypt for centuries and Egyptians have well-earned reputation for warmth and kindness toward visitors. Egyptian cities are generally very safe, especially in area where tourists frequent.


Q-Best time for Nile River Cruise? A-The best time to for Nile Cruise is October through April when the temperatures are mild and good weather. However, late spring – Easter Time – is also prime tourist season.


Q-What to pack for a Nile Cruise?A-Light cotton clothing is advisable for the warmer months (April to September) and a light jacket for the evenings during the cooler months (October to March) | Blouses/shirts with long sleeves to protect you from the sun | Short sleeves are also fine | Cotton t-shirts and tops| sun screen, lip balm and insect repellent| Hat, sunglasses and prescription glasses| Comfortable walking shoes| Camera.


Q-What will i see on a Nile Cruise?A- Sailing from Luxor, the boat stops at Edfu and Kom Ombo before spending two nights at Aswan, where you visit Philae and have the option of paying for an extra excursion to Abu Simbel. The return leg visits Edfu and, on docking at Luxor, includes a full-day’s sightseeing at Karnak and the Valley of the Kings.


Q-What does the meals includes In my Nile Cruise trip?A-Three meals a day are included on all Nile Cruise Holidays; Meals are usually buffet, mixing Egyptian with international dishes- something for everyone.(Vegetarian food is available)


Q-Evening entertainment? A-Most Nile Cruises have a bar or lounge and will host a galabiyya party, where all are encouraged to dress in the traditional Egyptian men’s robe (sold onboard). Some boats feature local musicians.


Q-Nile Cruise facilities? A-Reception area & Lounge bar with panoramic view | Restaurant located on the lower deck | Swimming pool, bar & Sun deck | Boutique & Jeweler shop |Massage room with charge| Wi Fi with charge| Laundry & dry cleaning facilities with charge| Credit cards are accepted on board.