13 days in Egypt & Tanzania Itinerary

13 days in Egypt & Tanzania Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Charleston, United States
Fly:  20 h 15 min
1
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
2
Marsa Alam, Egypt
— 3 nights
+5
Taxi + Fly + Drive + Ferry + Drive + Bus:  4 h 30 min
3
Dahab, Egypt
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Saint Catherine, Egypt
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  15 h
5
Paje, Tanzania
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Kendwa, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  30 h
End: Charleston, United States


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2
nights
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ras Um Sid and Coptic Orthodox Church. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Heavenly Cathedral and Al Mustafa Mosque. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, see some colorful creatures with Circle Divers, and bet on your favorite at Ghibli Raceway.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh trip itinerary planner.

Charleston, USA to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 23.5- hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Charleston to Sharm El Sheikh is 7 hours. Traveling from Charleston in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Sharm El Sheikh: highs are around 96°F and lows about 82°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid
Coptic Orthodox Church ©
Coptic Orthodox Church
The Heavenly Cathedral ©
The Heavenly Cathedral

3
nights
Marsa Alam, Egypt

Marsa Alam ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): stroll through Marsa Shoona Bay and then explore the gorgeous colors at Elphinstone Reef. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): kick back and relax at Marsa Mubarak and then choose your vessel at Emperor Divers Marsa Alam.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Marsa Alam travel route builder tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Sharm El Sheikh to Marsa Alam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Marsa Alam can reach 93°F, while at night they dip to 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef
Marsa Shoona Bay ©
Marsa Shoona Bay
Emperor Divers Marsa Alam ©
Emperor Divers Marsa Alam

1
night
Dahab, Egypt

Dahab ©
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Reefs.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Dahab online trip maker.

Do a combination of taxi, flight, ferry, and bus from Marsa Alam to Dahab in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Dahab can reach 96°F, while at night they dip to 82°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife Parks
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Coral Reefs ©
Coral Reefs

1
night
Saint Catherine, Egypt

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mount Sinai and then contemplate the long history of St. Catherine's Monastery.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Saint Catherine travel planner.

Getting from Dahab to Saint Catherine by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Dahab in September, expect Saint Catherine to be little chillier, temps between 89°F and 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Paje.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai
St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery

1
day
Paje, Tanzania

Paje ©
Located on the island of Unguja, the quaint village of Paje lies on a shallow sandy lagoon, which attracts swarms of kitesurfing enthusiasts and marine life lovers.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Paje Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Paje online road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Saint Catherine to Paje with the Route module. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to East Africa Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Saint Catherine in September since evenings lows in Paje dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Kendwa.

Things to do in Paje

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach

2
nights
Kendwa, Tanzania

Kendwa ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): kick back and relax at Uroa Bay and then enjoy the sand and surf at Matemwe Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond and then kick back and relax at Kendwa Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kendwa trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Paje to Kendwa takes 2 hours. September in Kendwa sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kendwa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Matemwe Beach, Uroa Bay, Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond
Highlights from your plan
Kendwa Beach ©
Kendwa Beach
Matemwe Beach ©
Matemwe Beach
Uroa Bay ©
Uroa Bay

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