8 days in Red Sea and Sinai Itinerary

8 days in Red Sea and Sinai Itinerary

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Al Tur
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Ras Mohammed
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Dahab
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Saint Catherine
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Taba
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Al Tur

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. You've now added Moses Pool to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): make a trip to Moses Pool.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Al Tur online travel route planner.

Cairo to Al Tur is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In December in Al Tur, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Ras Mohammed.
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Ras Mohammed

— 1 night
To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ras Mohammed trip planner.

You can drive from Al Tur to Ras Mohammed in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Ras Mohammed

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
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Dahab

— 3 nights
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
Get outdoors at Blue Realm Diving Dahab and Safaris. Explore hidden gems such as WICKEDiCANDY and Three Pools. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Coral Reefs and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Dahab day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Ras Mohammed to Dahab takes 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Dahab can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Catherine.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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Saint Catherine

— 2 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.
On the 5th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anthony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonios) and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mount Sinai. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at The Cascades at Soma Bay and then stroll through Jackson Reef.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Saint Catherine tour builder tool.

You can drive from Dahab to Saint Catherine in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Dahab in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Saint Catherine, with highs around 17°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Taba.

Things to do in Saint Catherine

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

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Taba

— 1 night
Taba is a small Egyptian town near the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. On the 7th (Thu), take an exotic tour of Canyon Motor Safaris and then trek along Wishwashi Canyon.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Taba fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Saint Catherine to Taba in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Taba

Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails · Parks
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Red Sea and Sinai travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Islands · Beaches
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.