In terms of weather, the best time to travel to Egypt is between October and April, especially November to February. Winters (November to April) are mild and summers (May to October) are warm. Temperatures vary greatly, depending on season and region. Daytime temperatures range between an average of 14° C (57° F) in winter and an average maximum of 30° C (86° F) in summer. The Christmas and New Year period is High Season in Egypt. Airlines, most hotels and cruises will increase their prices, and there are surcharges for special events like gala dinners on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve in the luxury hotels.