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The best time to visit Egypt and the Middle East

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Experience the captivating beauty of Egypt and the Middle East, where ancient wonders meet vibrant cultures. Uncover architectural marvels and rich history nestled among some of the planet’s most incredible scenery.  

Whether you’re exploring the Pyramids of Giza, wandering through the enchanting streets of Casablanca, or marveling at the carved city of Petra, the Middle East promises unforgettable experiences. Let’s explore the regions, and the perfect time to plan your trip. 

Enchanting Egypt 

Greats Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx near Cairo, Egypt

Egypt, the land of pharaohs and pyramids, is a destination that transports you to a bygone era. From spring to fall, daytime temperatures rarely go below 95°F, with mild to hot nights. The milder winter months, from November to February, with temperatures ranging from 50°F to 70°F, are the perfect weather for exploring iconic sites such as the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Jump on a Nile cruise and enjoy the timeless beauty of the river and visit ancient temples along the way. 

Jewels of Jordan 

Salt island in the Dead Sea between Jordan and Israel
Floating in Jordan’s Dead Sea is a must when visiting Jordan!

Jordan’s arresting desert landscapes and archaeological wonders make it a must-visit destination. The best time to explore is during the spring and fall when temperatures range from 50°F to 80°F. This allows for comfortable exploration of the ancient city of Petra, carved into rose-red cliffs, and the vast desert landscapes of Wadi Rum. Experience the warm hospitality of the Bedouin people and indulge in traditional cuisine during your trip. 

Marvelous Morocco 

Hassan II Mosque during sunset or sunrise in Casablanca, Morocco
The Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca will leave you in awe.

This pulsating North African country entices visitors with its rich history, bustling souks, and stunning landscapes. The best time to visit Morocco is during the spring (March to May) and fall (September to November) when temperatures are mild and pleasant. In spring, temperatures range from the mid-60s to low 80s Fahrenheit, making it an ideal time to explore Marrakech and Fez, and venture into the Sahara Desert. Fall brings similar temperatures, providing comfortable conditions for exploring the ancient medinas, hiking in the Atlas Mountains, and experiencing the country’s cultural festivals. 

Experiencing the climate 

The climate of the Middle East and its regions can greatly impact your travel experience. It’s important to plan your visit accordingly to make the most of your trip. The mild winters in Egypt provide ideal conditions for outdoor activities and sightseeing, while the moderate temperatures of spring and fall create a pleasant atmosphere for exploration. Jordan’s desert landscapes are best experienced when the weather is not too hot or too cold, making spring and fall the ideal seasons to visit. 

Festivals and happenings 

The Middle East is known for its festivals and exciting cultural events. In Egypt, the Abu Simbel Sun Festival in February celebrates the alignment of the sun with the inner sanctum of the temple. Morocco’s Marrakech Popular Arts Festival in June showcases traditional music, dance, and art. Jordan’s Jerash Festival in July brings ancient Roman ruins to life with theatrical performances. These festivals offer a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture and witness traditional celebrations. 

A world of wonders awaits 

Gate to the Pyramids of Giza, Wonder of the World near Cairo, Egypt
Explore the Middle East’s Wonders of the World: Petra (left) and the Great Pyramid of Giza (right).

From the pyramids of Egypt to the enchanting souks of Morocco and the ancient city of Petra in Jordan, the Middle East is a treasure trove of wonders. Whether you’re fascinated by the mysteries of Egypt, mesmerized by the intricate architecture of Morocco, or inspired by the desert landscapes of Jordan, this region has something for everyone. 

Ready to embark on your journey to Egypt, Jordan, or Morocco? To explore a range of expertly crafted itineraries, speak to one of our Destination Experts who will help you plan your dream trip. 

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