Abu Simbel, Egypt: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Abu Simbel, Egypt? If you're planning to go to Abu Simbel, I've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Abu Simbel, Egypt

Based on the climate and weather in Abu Simbel, the best time to go is November. See below for details.

Important essentials for Abu Simbel, Egypt

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Abu Simbel, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently get worn. An unreadable vaccination card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry plane-friendly choice.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection possible.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's important to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great value.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Abu Simbel, Egypt by month

Already know when you're traveling?

January

January in this region very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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February

February here very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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March

If you are traveling to Abu Simbel in March, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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April

Traveling to Abu Simbel in April, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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May

May in Abu Simbel very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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June

June for Abu Simbel very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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July

July very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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August

August in Abu Simbel very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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September

September here very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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October

October here very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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November

Traveling to Abu Simbel in November, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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December

December for Abu Simbel very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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Activities for Abu Simbel, Egypt

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Abu Simbel.

If you visit a temple, such as Great Temple of Ramses II, wear:

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