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

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Traveling to Western Desert, Egypt? If you're planning to go to Western Desert, here is 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 Western Desert, Egypt

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

Important essentials for Western Desert, Egypt

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Western Desert, 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


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

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


  • N95 masks

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


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly product.

  • (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

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good choice.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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What to wear/what to pack for Western Desert, Egypt by month

Already know when you're traveling?

January

If you are traveling to Western Desert in January, you will notice that it is chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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February

Traveling to Western Desert in February, you will notice that it is mild and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (high 10s C).

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March

If you vacation in Western Desert during March, you may notice that it is warm and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 20 and 30% during the day.

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April

If you vacation in Western Desert during April, you may notice that it is really hot and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C). Humidity is generally between 10 and 20% during the day.

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May

If you go to Western Desert in May, you will notice that it is sizzling and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the 90s F (mid 30s C).

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June

If you visit Western Desert during June, you might notice that it is scorchingly hot 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 70s F (mid 20s C). Humidity is generally between 10 and 20% during the day.

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July

If you visit Western Desert during July, you may find that it can be excruciatingly hot 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 high 70s F (mid 20s C). Humidity is generally between 10 and 20% during the day.

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August

August for Western Desert can be blisteringly hot and very dry. Temperatures average in the high 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

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September

September can be excruciatingly hot and very dry. Temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

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October

Traveling to Western Desert in October, you will notice that it can be sweltering and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

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November

November here is warm and very dry. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

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December

December in Western Desert is balmy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

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