Egypt in November: Travel Tips for Egyptian Winter


Egypt’s tourist season starts to peak in late November. This is when airfare and accommodation rates go up, not to mention visitor numbers. Still, the country’s attractions are far less crowded during this time of year compared with December and January, while transport and hotel charges are also slightly lower. Weather conditions during this month are also perfect to explore this historic destination.

Browse through the collections housed in Cairo’s museums. Take in the ruins and monuments of the Valley of the Kings, enjoy a leisurely beach holiday in Sharm El-Sheikh and go on a Nile River cruise. Regardless of your preferences, November is a good time to discover Egypt.

Egypt Weather in November

Landscape with Three Corners Fayrouz beach resort while visiting Egypt.
Holidays in Egypt in November are blessed with great weather to head to the beach resorts and relax in the sun.

Egypt’s weather in November is perfect for traveling as it is winter. Daytime temperatures across the country average at 23℃ and hover at around 14℃ at night during this time of year. This is obviously a warmer escape compared to frigid conditions in many parts of the world at this time. Plus, you can also benefit from drier days in the majority of the country. The average temperatures in the city of Alexandria are 24℃ and 14℃ at night and it normally has about five rainy days in November. Elsewhere, you can expect an average of 5 mm of rain throughout this duration.

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Weather in Egypt in November - Rainfall and Temperatures

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Avg Daily (°F)64.464.471.680.689.693.293.291.489.682.473.466.2
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Why Visit Egypt in November

People dancing to folk music which you can enjoy on a holiday in Egypt.
You should not forget to attend the Arab Music Festival and get a taste of some new music genres.
Mosques of Sultan Hassan and Al Rifai which are seen while touring Cairo.
November is a good time for sightseeing in Egypt as it is peak season but without massive crowds.

With pleasant weather conditions, festivals and cultural activities to enjoy, there are plenty of things to do in Egypt in November. Let us find out more.

  • Peak condition minus crowds: Although November is the start of Egypt's peak season, crowds have not quite arrived yet. So if you want to see the country’s attractions without loads of travelers distracting you and under pleasant weather conditions, November is the ideal month to visit Egypt.
  • Cairo Film Festival: Do you consider yourself a bit of a film buff? Head to Cairo and attend the International Film Festival? This is one of the only 15 competitive film festivals in the world, which puts this event in the same bracket as those held in Cannes, Venice and Berlin.
  • Arab Music Festival: If you are interested in the music of the Arab world or just curious to learn more about it, make sure that you attend the Arab Music Festival held at the Cairo Opera House in early November.

Where to go and what to do

Two divers exploring the coral reef in the Red Sea while touring Egypt.
Water sports are some of the most popular activities to try out on your trip to Egypt.

Looking to add a beautiful, relaxing cruise trip in your Egyptian itinerary? November is the ideal time to book a Nile River cruise. Past November, it is difficult to get a seat on this popular cruise trip. So if you head for the country earlier in the month, you will not have to scramble for a place in a boat.

November is also a great month to go snorkeling in Egypt. Head to the beach resorts of Hurghada and Sharm el-sheik which have plenty of spots to go snorkeling. The shipwreck of the SS Thistlegorm is a popular diving site that you could check out during your stay here.

Want to get your fill of history and culture? Why not visit the expansive Egyptian Museum in Cairo in a cultural tour. This monument to culture has over 120,000 exhibits and you can easily spend an entire day checking them out.

If you are looking forward to some golfing, there are many beautiful resorts such as Madinat Makadi and El Gouna in the north of Egypt with lush fairways. Ambient temperatures and low chances of rain make November the perfect time to golf.

What to bring

The night sky in with a moon and pyramid seen while sightseeing in Egypt.
The nights can be chilly in Egypt so remember to pack warmer clothes as well.

Although the daily temperatures may seem fit for shorts and t-shirts, the evenings and nights do tend to be colder, so it is important to bring layers and what to pack for your holiday in Egypt this month. It is also a good idea to bring a covering for your head and shoulders if you are planning on visiting the many religious sites in Egypt. It is primarily a Muslim country, and it is important to be respectful of local customs.

Take advantage of peak-season weather conditions and low visitor numbers by scheduling your trip to Egypt in November. Explore the country’s attractions and learn more about its culture and history at your own pace. Add to this mix the art and music festivals that take place across the country and you will have a perfect holiday experience.

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