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

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Traveling to Cairo, Egypt? If you're planning to go to Cairo, this article contains 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 Cairo, Egypt

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

Important essentials for Cairo, Egypt

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Cairo, 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


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection you can have.

  • (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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may wear away. An unreadable vaccination card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • 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).


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly choice.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb value.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

January in Cairo is cool. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

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February

February in Cairo is balmy and dry with little rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 50s F (single digits C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 40% to 50% range on average.

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March

If you go to Cairo in March, you will notice that it is balmy and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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April

If you are traveling to Cairo in April, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

May

If you vacation in Cairo during May, you will probably see that it is consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C). Humidity is generally between 20 and 30% during the day.

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June

June in Cairo is unbearably hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

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July

If you are traveling to Cairo in July, you will notice that it is unbearably hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (mid 30s C).

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August

If you vacation in Cairo during August, you are likely to notice that it is really hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day.

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September

September for Cairo is constantly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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October

If you are traveling to Cairo in October, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

November

If you vacation in Cairo during November, you will probably see that it is a perfect temperature and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C). Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

December

If you vacation in Cairo during December, you might find that it is balmy and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

Activities for Cairo, Egypt

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

If you see the Egyptian Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Castle hopping? For Abdeen Palace, take:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you can carry your stuff.

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