Scorching summer sun means only the hardiest sightseers visit Upper Egypt.
Avoid the Western Desert.
High season on the Mediterranean when the weather is cooler than elsewhere, but the coast is crowded and hotel rooms are hard to find.
(Mar & May, Sep & Oct)
Spring brings occasional dust storms disrupting flights.
Heat can extend into October, when crowds are lighter.
Warm seas and no crowds at Mediterranean spots in autumn.
Egypt’s ‘winter’ is largely sunny and warm, with very occasional rain (more frequent on the Mediterranean).
Be prepared for real chill in unheated hotels, especially in damp Alexandria.