Sharm El Sheikh

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
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Tours & Activities

Climate & Best time to visit Sharm El Sheikh

Climate in Sharm El Sheikh:

Best time to visit Sharm El Sheikh:

Spring (March to May): Spring is an excellent time to visit Sinai. The weather is warm and pleasant, ideal for exploring the area, hiking, and visiting historical sites like Saint Catherine's Monastery. Temperatures are comfortable for various outdoor activities.

Autumn (September to November): Similar to spring, autumn offers comfortable temperatures, making it another good time to visit. It's less crowded compared to peak summer months and is great for outdoor adventures like diving, snorkeling, and hiking.

Winter (December to February): Winter in Sinai is mild during the day, making it suitable for exploring historical sites and enjoying outdoor activities like hiking. However, evenings can get cooler, especially in areas like Saint Catherine, which is at higher elevation.

Summer (June to August): Summers in Sinai can be extremely hot, with high temperatures making outdoor activities challenging during the day. However, evenings might offer more pleasant conditions. Coastal areas are popular during summer for water activities due to warm sea temperatures.

Money & Prices

Currency in Egypt:

Egyptian pound (EGP)

How expensive is a trip to Sharm El Sheikh?

Eating out:
Simple meal:
4.62 USD
Fast food meal:
4.35 USD
Mid-range meal:
22.20 USD
Bottle of water:
0.21 USD
Soft drink:
1.00 USD
2.10 USD
Local Beer:
2.86 USD
Public transport - one way ticket:
0.19 USD
Taxi - 1km:
0.24 USD
Refer to the Hotels section for the most up-to-date accommodation prices.
* Prices are approximate. Make sure to check the latest exchange rates when planning your trip.

Day Trips

Top Day Trips from Sharm El Sheikh:

General information

Egypt general information:

Voltage: 220 V, Frequency: 50 Hz
  • Type C (European 2-pin)
  • Type F (German 2-pin, side clip earth)

Visa & Travel Requirements

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