15 days in Hurghada, Luxor & Alexandria Itinerary

15 days in Hurghada, Luxor & Alexandria Itinerary

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Start: Hurghada
1
Hurghada
— 9 nights
Bus:  2 h 30 min
2
Luxor
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  5 h
3
Alexandria
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
End: Hurghada

9
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.
Explore Hurghada's surroundings by going to Sharm El Sheikh (Scuba & Snorkeling, Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, &more). Spend the 1st (Wed) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. categoryPhrases.sentence.Plan_for_a_day_of_cool_family_friendly_fun_on_the_day_at Makadi Water World. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina, tee off at Madinat Makadi Golf, admire the landmark architecture of Mosque El Mina Masjid, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hurghada visit planning site.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiports are Hurghada International Airport and Sharm El Sheikh International Airport. In May, daytime highs in Hurghada are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

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Sharm El Sheikh
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SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
Swim with Dolphins

2
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Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
On the 11th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, then delve into the distant past at Valley of the Kings, then pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Luxor Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu, and then pause for some photo ops at Colossi of Memnon.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Luxor trip itinerary maker site.

You can take a bus from Hurghada to Luxor in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Hurghada in May, you will find days in Luxor are a bit warmer (45°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Luxor

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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

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Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Known for its turbulent and eventful past, the port city of Alexandria retains a historic charm and atmosphere, boasting thousands of years of Egypt's cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Alexandria National Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Montazah Gardens, then take in the views from Stanley Bridge, and finally explore the galleries of Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Roman Amphitheatre, then explore the ancient world of Pompey's Pillar, then delve into the distant past at Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort Qaitbey.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Alexandria sightseeing planning website.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Luxor to Alexandria in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Luxor in May: highs in Alexandria hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Alexandria

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Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Montazah Gardens ©
Montazah Gardens

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