59 days in Red Sea and Sinai Itinerary

Make it your trip
Drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Fly to Marsa Alam
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Marsa Alam
— 11 nights
Fly
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Dahab
— 8 nights
Drive
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Taba
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saint Catherine
— 4 nights
Drive
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Al Tur
— 1 night
Drive
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Sharm El Sheikh
— 15 nights
Taxi to Sharm el-Sheikh, Fly to Hurghada
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Hurghada
— 16 nights
Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Maastricht

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Marsa Alam — 11 nights

The opening of an international airport and subsequent development of hotels and resorts boosted tourism in Marsa Alam, a town on Egypt's Red Sea coast known for its world-class diving spots.
When in Marsa Alam, make a side trip to see Turkish Baths in Port Ghalib, approximately Port Ghalib away. Spend the 2nd (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Pack the 8th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Aqua Coraya. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Amore Safari, enjoy the sand and surf at El Qulan Mangrove Forest, see the vivid underwater world at Elphinstone Reef, and stroll through Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Marsa Alam trip maker app.

Maastricht, The Netherlands to Marsa Alam is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Maastricht in January: high temperatures in Marsa Alam hover around 24°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can fly to Dahab.
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Dahab — 8 nights

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dahab: Nuweiba (Nature Travel Egypt Tour - Day Tours & Ain Khudra). Spend the 14th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 17th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Blue Hole, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see the vivid underwater world at Coral Reefs, and pause for some photo ops at Wadi Zaghara.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Dahab tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Marsa Alam to Dahab takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. In January, daytime highs in Dahab are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Taba.
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Taba — 3 nights

Taba is a small Egyptian town near the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. Taba is known for historic sites, golf, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Salah El-Din Castle, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Canyon Motor Safaris, hike along Wishwashi Canyon, and play a few rounds at Taba Heights Golf Resort.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Taba online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Dahab to Taba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Saint Catherine.
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Saint Catherine — 4 nights

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 25th (Wed) exploring nature at Ras Mohommed National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Sinai, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios), ponder the world of politics at The Cascades at Soma Bay, and steep yourself in history at St. Catherine's Monastery.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Saint Catherine travel tool.

You can drive from Taba to Saint Catherine in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, daytime highs in Saint Catherine are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Al Tur.
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Al Tur — 1 night

El Tor, also transliterated as Al-Tur and At-Tur and known as Tur Sinai, formerly Raithu, is the capital of South Sinai Governorate of Egypt. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Moses Pool and then explore the ancient world of Wadi Hammamat.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Al Tur online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Saint Catherine to Al Tur in 2.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Saint Catherine in January, with highs in Al Tur at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.
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Highlights from your trip

Sharm El Sheikh — 15 nights

City of Peace

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.
Spend the 29th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 2nd (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Na'ama Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ras Mohamed Camping, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and admire the landmark architecture of Al Mustafa Mosque.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh trip planner.

You can drive from Al Tur to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Al Tur in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sharm El Sheikh, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hurghada.
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Hurghada — 16 nights

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.
Spend the 25th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 21st (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, make a splash at Makadi Water World, head off the coast to Mahmya Island, and buy something for everyone on your list at Senzo Mall.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hurghada trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in February, plan for little chillier nights in Hurghada, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Red Sea and Sinai travel guide

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The Red Sea Riviera mainly consists of popular resort cities scattered along the shoreline, which offer excellent conditions for a laidback, entertaining holiday. An abundance of both natural and archaeological landmarks--including national parks, ancient Egyptian tombs, structures, and monuments--makes a vacation in Red Sea and Sinai an unforgettable experience for history buffs, photographers, and families with kids. Your Red Sea and Sinai itinerary can also incorporate diving excursions, visits to traditional bazaars and mosques, and an exploration of the area's Ibiza-like nightlife.
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