Best time to go to Luxor

Summers are hot in Luxor. Things start warming up in April, when the average daily temperature hovers around 16˚C. The hottest months are July and August. During this time, the heat can spike as high as 41˚C. In winter, it’s cooler. Between December and February, the thermometer can yo-yo between lows of 7˚C and highs of 23˚C. Rain is almost non-existent.

Passports and Visas

As a British citizen, you must have a valid passport and a visa to enter Egypt. For a small fee, you can apply through our visa and travel authorisation partner – Sherpa.

If you’re only travelling to Taba and/or Sharm el Sheikh, you won’t need a visa. For the most up-to-date passport and visa info, visit

Don't forget to arrange your travel insurance before you go.

Health and safety

You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover you while you’re away. For the latest health and safety information, visit

Further Reading

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    • Flight Time - 5 hours 30 minutes from Gatwick

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