During May in Egypt, there is so much to do and see. Since May is when summer officially begins in Egypt, it’s important to keep rising temperatures in mind. But don’t fret, Egypt is still an excellent country to visit as it’s no longer peak tourist season, offering more budget-friendly options. Avoid swarming crowds at attractions and long lines at the best restaurants. Experiencing desert activities earlier in the day or after the sun sets still leaves plenty of time to explore the cooler, coastal regions.
What’s the Weather Like in Egypt in May?
In Cairo, May temperatures can rise to as high as mid-90°F (32°C) and in Luxor, it can even soar to over 100°F (37°C). Be prepared for minimal shade and mild sandstorms when visiting the Pyramids of Giza or desert regions. While South Sinai is an enjoyable place to tour, be ready for a forecast of 89°F (36°C) in Nuweiba or 105°F (45°C) in Sharm El Sheikh. Luckily, the weather cools down at night to ranging degrees of 60°F (15°C) – 77°F (25°C). Ascend Mount Sinai for beautiful views and cooler weather between 70-80°F (21-26°C). Enjoy Alexandria’s vibrant city where temperatures rarely crawl above 80°F (26°C) as the Mediterranean breeze cools down the city.
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Our Top Pick for What to Do in May in Egypt
Having an itinerary of indoor activities is one of the best ways to enjoy Egypt in May. Our Cairo and Highlights of Egypt 4 Day Tour will take you to important sites and give you exclusive access to bucket-list destinations, like the Egyptian Museum, ancient churches, and Saqqara’s City of the Dead. See the highlights of Egypt like never before and discover its rich culture, brilliant history, and unforgettable experiences.