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6 reasons why you should visit Egypt in March

Ancient wonders, vibrant culture, and breathtaking landscapes make Egypt an irresistible destination, especially in March. If you’ve ever dreamt of cruising down the majestic Nile or exploring the magnificent pyramids, then March might just be your golden ticket. 

March is the best time of year to visit, between the chilly winter days and the scorching summer sun. With mild weather and smaller crowds, the splendors of Egypt are yours to explore in March.

Let’s take a look at why the shoulder month of March is the ultimate time to embrace Egypt’s timeless treasures and experience a journey like no other.

March means mild weather and pleasant temperatures

In March the scorching summer heat remains a distant mirage, and the brief winter chill has gracefully made its exit. This is the month when Egypt graces you with ideal temperatures for exploration. Picture daytime highs hovering around the comfortable mid-70s to mid-80s Fahrenheit (24-29°C), while evenings bring a gentle coolness that’s just right for a leisurely stroll or a romantic dinner along the Nile. 

Forget about sweltering under the unforgiving sun or bundling up against the cold – March offers you a top climate to bask in Egypt’s wonders.

March marks the end of the high tourist season in Egypt

Egypt is a beautiful destination that more and more travelers are seeking out. The best time to visit Egypt is between October and April, and its popularity is making the high season – December and January – very busy. That’s why March is a brilliant month to plan a trip!

In March the bumper winter crowds have subsided, so you’ll enjoy a quieter experience with iconic sights and legendary attractions, such as the Great Pyramids of Giza, Luxor’s temple complexes, and the serene temples of Abu Simbel. This more tranquil ambiance allows you to soak in the ancient wonders of Egypt with a deeper sense of awe and wonder. Say goodbye to the crowds and hello to a more intimate rendezvous with history.

March is a time of scenic beauty

From the historic treasures of the Nile to the wonders of the desert, March sets the stage for an Egyptian odyssey like no other. March is spring, which will mean more vibrant and verdant landscapes and an ideal time for outdoor activities. With Trafalgar’s Best of Egypt, you’ll float down the Nile on a four-day cruise, past the pharaonic temples of Luxor to the Nubian treasures of Aswan. There’s nothing quite like experiencing all this beauty from the water. 

TAKE THE TRIP: Best of Egypt

March is ideal for outdoor fun

March is a great time to visit before the summer heat hits. Expect to be comfortable while walking around the mysterious Pyramids of Giza, just outside of Cairo, and seeing the Great Sphinx, the world’s oldest sculpture. Learn about one of the most extraordinary cultures while admiring the impressive architecture, and hearing about legendary Pharaohs. Explore the Valley of the Kings, where King Tutankhamun was buried in gold, and visit the mosques of Cairo, once known as the Mother of the World. 

Plus, there’s nothing better than planning your travels to collide with great cultural events. If you’re a keen runner and hope to visit in March 2024, look up the Cairo Marathon that falls at the start of the month.

March is a more affordable time to visit Egypt

March not only offers a perfect climate but it’s also a great time for flight deals. As Egypt transitions from peak tourism season to the shoulder season, you’ll be able to find and secure a great deal on flights, making the trip more affordable. Plus, if you’re planning ahead you can secure a great deal with Trafalgar too. Right now our Early Bird Travel Sale can save you 10% on 2024 trips.

TAKE THE TRIP: Wonders of Ancient Egypt

March means you can pack light

Packing for Egypt in March is all about embracing the pleasant transitional weather. Bring lightweight, breathable clothing like cotton shirts, t-shirts, and comfortable trousers for daytime exploration. Don’t forget a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen to shield yourself from the sun. Evenings can be cooler, so pack a light sweater or jacket for added comfort — but leave bulky coats at home. 

Comfortable walking shoes are a must for exploring historical sites. If you plan to hit the beach resorts or take part in water activities, pack swimwear and flip-flops. Lastly, remember to bring an adapter for electrical outlets and a power bank for your devices.

Ready to explore Egypt in March? Don’t miss the chance to save 10% on 2024 Egypt tours with our Early Bird Travel Sale.

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