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Egypt in December: 5 Best Places to Visit in Winter Egypt

Cairo in December

Egypt cities are one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world because of their beautiful and varied Tourist Attractions, long history that goes back thousands of years, many tourist attractions and historical buildings, and Egypt in December makes you jealous because it’s nice almost all year round.

Find out how to spend the winter in Egypt with our complete guide to the best places to visit in Egypt in winter and the top things to do in Egypt in December.

Visit places like Marsa Alam, Sharm El-Sheikh, and Hurghada, which are famous for winter vacations in Egypt. Also, consider visiting Luxor and Aswan.

Here are the five spots in Egypt that we suggest you visit during winter.

1- The city of Marsa Alam

The city of Marsa Alam

Even though it is more than 217 kilometers north of the tropical zone, the city is in a warm desert with more stable temperatures than Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh, which are also in the north.

Except for Al-Qusair and Sharm el-Sheikh, Marsa Alam has the warmest nighttime temperatures of any of Egypt’s other major cities.

Marsa Alam has become a popular vacation spot for people who want to get away from it all and relax while enjoying the beautiful beaches, clear water, and untouched coral reefs.

It has more than 50 kilometers of beaches, a unique desert landscape, and a sea and coral reef, all of which tourists can enjoy.

It is one of the best places to go diving in the world because it has so many different places to dive, such as mysterious caverns and a fascinating stretch of coral reef with many different kinds of coral and beautiful colors.

At this spot, the temperature of the Red Sea varies from 22 to 29 degrees Celsius throughout the year. Even in the winter, you shouldn’t worry about the cold if you want to see the beautiful scenery, sea, and coral reef this area offers.

Check our tour of Red Sea & Sinai Attractions

2- Sharm el-Sheikh

Sharm El Sheikh is one of Egypt's most popular tourist destinations and an excellent location to see the coral reef

As previously said, Sharm El Sheikh is one of Egypt’s most popular tourist destinations and an excellent location to see the coral reef. Wouldn’t it be great to spend the winter on a beach with white sand, turquoise water, and palm trees all around? Get away from the cold at work and go to Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

While on vacation in this beautiful place, you can snorkel and scuba dive in some of the world’s most incredible spots, and the weather is perfect for total relaxation. Many of us use vacations to relax and forget about work and stress, and the Red Sea is the best place to do that.

3- Hurghada

City of Hurghada

Hurghada has a subtropical desert climate with mild-warm winters and hot summers. The city has a subtropical desert climate. Heatwave conditions prevail throughout December through February; however, temperatures may drop to an average of 10 degrees during the evenings.

The months of November, March, and April are somewhat warm. The average annual sea temperature is 24 degrees Celsius, ranging from 21 degrees Celsius in February and March to 28 degrees Celsius in August. In addition to visiting the city for their regular vacations, particularly during the winter season, many Europeans also spend their Christmas and New Year holidays in Hurghada.

Hurghada is especially well-known for the astonishing growth of coral formations and the countless fantasy islands that dot the landscape of this region. The Giftun Island National Park and a succession of desert-like islands and islets with breathtaking scenery are located just across the water from Hurghada.

That it is a popular tourist destination for people from all over the globe is no accident. In addition to the islands of Abu Ramada, Magawish, and Monkar, the islands of Giftun and little Giftun (small Giftun) are also worth noting for their beauty.

Hurghada is now recognized as a premier worldwide destination for water activities, including windsurfing, sailing, deep-sea fishing, swimming, snorkeling, and diving. Hurghada is well-known as an exclusive diving destination for diving enthusiasts, owing to the vibrant coral reef and underwater treasures that can see there.

4- The city of Luxor

Luxor is a great place to see ancient Egyptian buildings

The hot southern part of Egypt is more pleasant to visit in the winter. Luxor is a great place to see ancient Egyptian buildings because it is beautiful, warm, and doesn’t get too hot in the summer, which is typical of these places.

Egyptology fans should visit the Valley of the Kings. Inside the vast complex more than 70 pharaohs’ tombs. The area around the Karnak temple, dedicated to the god Amun and outside of Luxor, is also significant and worth visiting.

Traveling down the Nile and seeing ancient sites is a unique way to spend the holidays and see Luxor Attractions.

Don’t worry; Nile cruises will have plenty of Christmas cheer for their guests with holiday dinners, music, decorations, and other fun things to do during the trip.

5- The city of Aswan

Aswan in Winter

Aswan is also a great place to go on vacation in the winter because even during the coldest months of the year, it is always lovely and warm there. Also, for walks along the Nile and crossings in Feluccas (traditional boats) to get to the island of Elephantine, where you can see Nubian communities and other sights.

After arriving in Aswan, it would be blasphemy not to visit Abu Simbel. It is about 230 kilometers southwest of Aswan, on the western side of Lake Nasser (about 300 km by road).

It is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site called “Nubian Monuments,” which stretches from Abu Simbel to Philae and comprises places like Abu Simbel and Philae.

They remember that Ramesses II won the Battle of Kadesh by putting a picture of him and his beloved queen Nefertari on the famous facade.

After it was moved into an artificial hill in 1968 under the supervision of Polish archaeologist Kazimierz Michalowski to keep it from being flooded when the Aswan Dam on the Nile was built to make Lake Nasser, he moved the whole complex back to where it was before.

For more information Check The Best Aswan Tourist Attractions

Egypt weather in December

Egypt weather in December

December is just before high season, with a much smaller tourist flow than in January and the weather. The average temperature remains below 20 °C; It is a perfect time to tour the country.

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