Aswan, Egypt: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Aswan, Egypt? If you're planning to go to Aswan, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Aswan, Egypt

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

What to wear/what to pack for Aswan, Egypt by month

January

If you go to Aswan in January, you will notice that it is balmy and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans

February

If you are traveling to Aswan in February, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear

March

Traveling to Aswan in March, you will notice that it is hot and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals

April

April in this region can be very hot and very dry. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts

May

If you are traveling to Aswan in May, you will notice that it is blindingly hot and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the high 90s F (high 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Tank tops
  • Sunglasses
  • Light dresses
  • Light shorts
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Thin short sleeve shirts

June

June can be excruciatingly hot and very dry. Temperatures average in the low 100s F (high 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Extremely light dresses
  • Thin tank or crop tops
  • Sarong
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Light skirts
  • Extremely thin shorts

July

If you vacation in Aswan during July, you are likely to find that it is sweltering and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 100s F (high 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 80s F (high 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 10 and 20% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Extremely thin shorts
  • Sandals
  • Thin tank or crop tops
  • Sunglasses
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Light skirts
  • Extremely light dresses
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sarong

August

If you go to Aswan in August, you will notice that it is scorchingly hot and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the low 100s F (high 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light skirts
  • Extremely light dresses
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Sarong
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Thin tank or crop tops
  • Sandals
  • Extremely thin shorts

September

If you vacation in Aswan during September, you are likely to find that it can be sizzling and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 90s F (high 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 10 and 20% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Tank tops
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Light shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Light dresses
  • Sandals
  • Skirts

October

If you go to Aswan in October, you will notice that it is blindingly hot and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Light dresses
  • Light shorts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Tank tops

November

If you are traveling to Aswan in November, you will notice that it is warm and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses

December

If you are traveling to Aswan in December, you will notice that it is balmy and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Dresses

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Aswan, Egypt

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and F
  • A SIM card that works in Aswan
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Pickpocketing is an issue, so wear a money belt or neck pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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