18 days in Red Sea and Sinai Itinerary

18 days in Red Sea and Sinai Itinerary

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18 days in Red Sea and Sinai Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  12​h 30​min
1
Dahab
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Saint Catherine
— 3 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  5​h 45​min
3
Hurghada
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Sharm El Sheikh
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

4
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Step out of Dahab to go to Taba and see Salah El-Din Castle, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. Spend the 18th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Hole, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coral Reefs, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Dahab vacation planner .

New Delhi, India to Dahab is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight, car, and ferry. Traveling from New Delhi to Dahab, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from New Delhi in December since evenings lows in Dahab dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Salah El-Din Castle
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Salah El-Din Castle
Salah El-Din Castle
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole

3
nights
Saint Catherine

Saint Catherine ©
Visitors flock to the town of Saint Catherine, nestled in the foothills of Mount Sinai, to explore the World Heritage Area's numerous religious and historic sights.
Spend the 20th (Fri) exploring nature at Ras Mohommed National Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mount Sinai, steep yourself in history at St. Catherine's Monastery, and get a sense of history and politics at The Cascades at Soma Bay.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Saint Catherine trip planner .

Traveling by car from Dahab to Saint Catherine takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Dahab in December, you will find days in Saint Catherine are a bit cooler (19°C), and nights are cooler (5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Red Sea and Sinai, Ras Mohommed National Park
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Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai
St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Ras Mohommed National Park ©
Ras Mohommed National Park

5
nights
Hurghada

Hurghada ©
Originally a small fishing town on the Red Sea coast, Hurghada developed into Egypt's premier beach destination thanks to its year-round sunny weather and world-class dive sites.
You've now added Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get outside with Outdoor Activities, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hurghada online day trip planner .

Getting from Saint Catherine to Hurghada by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Saint Catherine in December: high temperatures in Hurghada hover around 28°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda ©
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching

5
nights
Sharm El Sheikh

An enviable location on the southern end of the Sinai Peninsula and year-round warm weather boost tourism in Sharm El Sheikh and make it one of Egypt's premier travel destinations.
Sharm El Sheikh is known for nature, wildlife, shopping, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Coptic Orthodox Church, take a stroll through Na'ama Bay, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh trip builder site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In December in Sharm El Sheikh, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Shopping
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SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
Coptic Orthodox Church ©
Coptic Orthodox Church