18 days in Red Sea and Sinai Itinerary

18 days in Red Sea and Sinai Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Dahab
— 4 nights
2
Saint Catherine
— 3 nights
3
Hurghada
— 5 nights
4
Sharm El Sheikh
— 5 nights

4
nights
Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
When in Dahab, make a side trip to see Salah El-Din Castle in Taba, approximately Taba away. Spend the 18th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Hole, trot along with a tour on horseback, and explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Reefs.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Dahab online road trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Dahab is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Traveling from New Delhi in December, Dahab is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Salah El-Din Castle
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Salah El-Din Castle
Salah El-Din Castle
Safaris

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 much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Sinai, get a sense of history and politics at The Cascades at Soma Bay, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Catherine's Monastery.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint Catherine trip builder site.

You can drive from Dahab to Saint Catherine in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Dahab in December: highs in Saint Catherine hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites Nature Parks

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. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hurghada trip site.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Saint Catherine to Hurghada in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Saint Catherine in December: high temperatures in Hurghada hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda ©
Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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 wildlife, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Coptic Orthodox Church, wander the streets of Na'ama Bay, and ponder the design of Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In December, daytime highs in Sharm El Sheikh are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Tours Shopping
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SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
The Heavenly Cathedral ©
The Heavenly Cathedral