10 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Saint Catherine
— 1 night
Taxi to Sharm el-Sheikh, Fly to Luxor
— 1 night
Marsa Alam
— 2 nights
— 3 nights


Sharm El Sheikh — 2 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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Heavenly Cathedral and Secret Garden. Step out of the city life by going to Parasailing & Paragliding and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Next up on the itinerary: see Off-Road Tours and soothe aching muscles at Omkara Yoga School.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh online trip itinerary maker.

New Delhi, India to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 11.5-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, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sharm El Sheikh, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Saint Catherine.
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Saint Catherine — 1 night

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 26th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Catherine's Monastery and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Sinai.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint Catherine road trip site.

You can drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Saint Catherine in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in December: highs in Saint Catherine hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Luxor.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Luxor — 1 night

A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
On the 27th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Tomb of King Tutankhamun (Tut) and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Luxor trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Saint Catherine to Luxor in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Saint Catherine in December, with highs in Luxor at 28°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can fly to Marsa Alam.
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Marsa Alam — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Amore Safari and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: explore the gorgeous colors at Elphinstone Reef and then kick back and relax at Abu Dabbab Beach.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Marsa Alam trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Marsa Alam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Marsa Alam when traveling from Luxor in December, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hurghada.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Hurghada — 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): see Off-Road Tours and then examine the collection at Mini Egypt Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, go deep with a submarine tour, and then admire the landmark architecture of Mosque El Mina Masjid.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hurghada online travel route planner.

Getting from Marsa Alam to Hurghada by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Hurghada are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites
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Egypt travel guide

Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.