24 days in Egypt, Tanzania & Kenya Itinerary

24 days in Egypt, Tanzania & Kenya Itinerary

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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 4 nights
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Hurghada, Egypt
— 4 nights
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Marsa Alam, Egypt
— 3 nights
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 1 night
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Watamu, Kenya
— 3 nights
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 2 nights
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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
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Paje, Tanzania
— 2 nights

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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

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.
Family-friendly places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and El Fanar will thrill your kids. Take a break from the city and head to Shark Diving and Off-Road Tours. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral, admire the striking features of Al Mustafa Mosque, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Victims of Plane Crash of Boeing 737, and view the masterpieces at St Catherine Shop.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh attractions planner.

Edmonton, Canada to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from Edmonton to Sharm El Sheikh, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Edmonton in December, things will get much hotter in Sharm El Sheikh: highs are around 28°C and lows about 19°C. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Shark Diving
Ras Um Sid ©
Ras Um Sid

4
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Hurghada, Egypt

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.
Family-friendly places like Parasailing & Paragliding and Nature & Wildlife Tours will thrill your kids. Get outdoors at Carless Reef and Horseback Riding Tours. There's still lots to do: cool off at Makadi Water World, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Hurghada Grand Aquarium, see Off-Road Tours, and pause for some serene contemplation at Mosque El Mina Masjid.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hurghada day trip site.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or ride a ferry. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Hurghada when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in January, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 7:
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Carless Reef ©
Carless Reef
Parasailing & Paragliding
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
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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.
Family-friendly places like Abu Dabbab Beach and Elphinstone Reef will thrill your kids. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shark Diving and Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Marsa Shoona Bay.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Marsa Alam sightseeing site.

Getting from Hurghada to Marsa Alam by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. January in Marsa Alam sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 10:
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Abu Dabbab Beach ©
Abu Dabbab Beach
Shark Diving
Elphinstone Reef ©
Elphinstone Reef

1
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania

Zanzibar City ©
Discover a myriad of attractions in Zanzibar City, like its World Heritage-listed historic core, charming beach villages, and the modern neighborhood of Ng'ambo.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): look for gifts at Aromas of Zanzibar, kick back and relax at Nakupenda Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Zanzibar City route maker app.

You can fly from Marsa Alam to Zanzibar City in 20 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Marsa Alam to Zanzibar City due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Marsa Alam in January; daily highs in Zanzibar City reach 38°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Watamu.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Nakupenda Beach
Nakupenda Beach
Aromas of Zanzibar ©
Aromas of Zanzibar

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Watamu, Kenya

Watamu ©
Hailed for its picturesque scenery and pristine beaches, the village of Watamu on Kenya's Indian Ocean coastline attracts both adventure seekers and those looking for a relaxing seaside holiday.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Mida Creek and Local Ocean Conservation. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Watamu National Marine Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and delve into the lush surroundings at Arabuko-Sokoke Forest.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Watamu trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Zanzibar City to Watamu takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Watamu

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 12 — 15:
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Mida Creek ©
Mida Creek
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Maasai Mara National Reserve ©
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mara Triangle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Maasai Mara National Reserve trip planner.

You can fly from Watamu to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Watamu in January, you will find days in Maasai Mara National Reserve are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are much colder (11°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 17:
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Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Balloon Rides

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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Serengeti National Park ©
Few adventures in the world invoke such vivid natural imagery as a trip to Serengeti National Park, a World Heritage Site known for its diverse animal life and memorable scenery.
On the 18th (Mon), stroll through Retima Hippo Pool and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seronera.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Serengeti National Park trip maker website.

You can drive from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Serengeti National Park in 4 hours. In January in Serengeti National Park, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Paje.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 18:
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Seronera ©
Seronera
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): kick back and relax at Jambiani Beach and then walk around Jozani Forest. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paje Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Paje vacation planner.

Getting from Serengeti National Park to Paje by flight takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Serengeti National Park in January, expect nights in Paje to be much warmer, around 29°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paje

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 18 — 20:
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Jambiani Beach ©
Jambiani Beach
Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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