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Best Times to Visit Luxor

The best times to visit Luxor are from March to April and between October and November. These brief shoulder seasons offer pleasant temperatures, small crowds and more affordable hotel rates. Luxor's coolest temperatures can be enjoyed in winter, but you'll also find hordes of tourists and high prices during this season. And though you'll snag great hotel deals once summertime rolls around, unbearably hot temperatures make touring Luxor's sights between May and September uncomfortable.

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December-February

Eager to enjoy Luxor's top attractions without breaking a sweat, many visitors flock to the city in the winter. As a result, you'll contend with crowds everywhere you go, though you'll be rewarded with average temperatures that hover between the low 40s and upper 70s. If you decide to visit during the winter months, remember to pack warm and cool weather attire. You'll also want to book flights and hotels several months in advance to ensure availability and secure the lowest rates.

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March-April

Luxor's short spring season offers waning winter crowds and some of the city's best weather. Average temperatures will range from the low 50s to mid-90s, with Luxor's coolest temperatures descending on the city after dark. Though hotel rates tend to be at their highest in April, prices are considerably lower in March, meaning you can still score a reasonable deal. Plus, rooms are more readily available in the spring than they are between December and February, so you won't have to book quite as far in advance.

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May-September

Like Cairo and Dubai, this desert city has dry, hot summers. Between May and September, daytime temperatures typically climb into the 100s, which can make exploring Luxor's outdoor attractions exhausting and unbearable. But if you're willing to brave the heat, you'll enjoy Luxor's cheapest hotel and airfare rates and minimal crowds. Remember to pack plenty of sunscreen and bottled water when visiting during these months. Also, consider visiting the city's sights early in the morning or late in the day to avoid Luxor's sweltering midday temperatures. And keep in mind that during Ramadan, many of Luxor's shops, restaurants and banks are closed throughout the day, so bring plenty of cash and plan your itineraries accordingly.

Key Events:

  • Moulid of Abu el-Haggag (May)
  • Ramadan (May-June)
October-November

Luxor's autumn season is another ideal time to visit: The area's notoriously hot summer temperatures have started to drop, while the city's peak tourism season has yet to arrive. As a result, you'll find comfortable sightseeing temperatures that sit in the mid-50s to mid-90s, plus reasonable deals on accommodations. Rain showers rarely occur in Luxor, but if you visit in October, consider packing an umbrella since this is Luxor's wettest month.

Key Events:

  • Pharaonic Wedding Festival (October)
  • Luxor National Day (November)

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