Trip to Egypt: Preparations and tips

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Trip to Egypt

After our travel route to Egypt and having completely fallen in love with this country, its culture, its history, its environment, and its people, I would like to tell you about our tips and preparations for a trip to Egypt.

We are going to list each and every one of the things you need to know for your travel preparations to Egypt. Are you ready to join us?

In today’s post, we tell you everything you need to know to organize your trip to Egypt.

On this trip we will have the opportunity to discover one of the oldest and most enigmatic civilizations in history, touring this country with more than 5,000 years of history. A trip that will take you back in time, through its impressive temples and pyramids.

They say that whoever does not know Egypt has not seen the world… We will have to remedy it and visit this incredible country with our travel guide to Egypt.

Geography – Location of Egypt

The first point of our travel guide to Egypt is to locate the country on the map.

Egypt, almost entirely, is located in the northeastern tip of Africa, except for the Sinai Peninsula, located in Asia. And most of its surface is made up of the Sahara desert, in addition, the Nile River crosses the desert from south to north, and in its path, it forms a valley and a delta in the Mediterranean, where it flows. It limits to the north with the Mediterranean Sea, just in front of Türkiye; with the Red Sea to the east and southeast facing Saudi Arabia. To the south, it is limited to Sudan; to the west with Libya, and to the northeast with Israel and Palestine.

Climate in Egypt

The next item in our Egypt travel guide is the weather. Egypt lies in a subtropical climate zone, with hot, dry summers and mild winters. In general, it is a hot country with a desert climate, so during the day the temperature is high and at night it cools down. In addition, the climate also varies depending on the area where you are.

In summer the average temperature in Egypt is 28ºC, with maximums of more than 40ºC, so it is very hot and some visits can be a bit hard since in many places there are hardly any shades. The average temperature during winter is 14ºC with minimums of 9ºC, being a more bearable time than summer. But at night we will need a jacket because it gets quite cold.

Best time to travel to Egypt

The best time to organize your trip to Egypt depends a lot on what you feel like and when you can take your vacation.

Taking into account how hot it is in summer, the mildest months are March, April, October, and November, so it could be a good option to travel to Egypt.

We went in January and during the day it was great, being able to wear short sleeves, but in the mornings and evenings it was quite cool and we had to wear a jacket. In the Red Sea area, we had very good weather and we were even able to swim and snorkel, but there were some days when it was cooler and we didn’t swim.

We didn’t want to suffer the unbearable heat of the summer months, so we preferred to go in winter, even if it got cooler and we had to wear a jacket in the mornings and nights.

If you can only go in summer for holidays, it is best to get up very early to visit and then rest in the hotel during the hottest hours.

Recommended trip duration to Egypt

The duration depends a lot on the areas you want to visit because Egypt has a lot to offer us and we could spend all the time we wanted on the trip and continue discovering new wonders.

We stayed 15 days, we cruised from Luxor to Aswan with a visit to Abu Simbel, we were in the Red Sea in Marsa Alam and Hurghada, and we visited the Siwa oasis and the city of Cairo. The most complete route and one that we recommend without a doubt, to see the most essential and the least touristy, and therefore more authentic.

If you don’t have that much time, my recommendation for a minimum duration for a trip to Egypt would be about 9 or 10 days. In our advice on routes in Egypt, you can read more information about our itinerary and various possibilities of routes in Egypt.