8 days in Africa Itinerary

8 days in Africa Itinerary

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8 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Hurghada
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Marsa Alam
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Dubai

2
nights
Sharm El Sheikh

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Catherine's Monastery and Mount Sinai. We've included these beaches for you: Ras Um Sid and Shark's Bay Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Blue Hole in Dahab (about 1h 25 min away). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Coptic Orthodox Church.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh trip tool .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Sharm El Sheikh due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Dubai in July: high temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh hover around 44°C and lows are around 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint Catherine, Blue Hole
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Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid
St. Catherine's Monastery ©
St. Catherine's Monastery
Mount Sinai ©
Mount Sinai

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then step off the mainland to explore Mahmya Island.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hurghada trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 45°C in July, and nighttime lows around 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Spas
Parasailing & Paragliding

3
nights
Marsa Alam

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): kick back and relax at Marsa Mubarak and then stroll through Sharm El Luli. On the next day, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Marsa Alam itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hurghada to Marsa Alam takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Hurghada in July, you will find days in Marsa Alam are slightly colder (41°C), and nights are about the same (32°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Marsa Mubarak ©
Marsa Mubarak
Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli
Scuba & Snorkeling

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