15 days in Hurghada, Luxor & Alexandria Itinerary

15 days in Hurghada, Luxor & Alexandria Itinerary

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15 days in Hurghada, Luxor & Alexandria Itinerary

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.
Venture out of the city with trips 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. On the 8th (Wed), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. And it doesn't end there: go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina, pause for some serene contemplation at Mosque El Mina Masjid, head off the coast to Mahmya Island, and ride a horse along Hurghada Equestrian.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hurghada trip maker app .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airports are Hurghada International Airport and Sharm El Sheikh International Airport. In May, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

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Sharm El Sheikh
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, delve into the distant past at Valley of the Kings, then delve into the distant past at Luxor Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, delve into the distant past at Medinet Habu, and then appreciate the history behind Colossi of Memnon.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Luxor tour itinerary builder site .

You can take a bus from Hurghada to Luxor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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

3
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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Alexandria National Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Montazah Palace Gardens, then snap pictures at Stanley Bridge, and finally admire the masterpieces at Bibliotheca Alexandrina. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: 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 contemplate the long history of Fort Qaitbey.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Luxor to Alexandria takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Luxor in May, expect nights in Alexandria to be slightly colder, around 21°C, while days are cooler, around 32°C. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fort Qaitbey ©
Fort Qaitbey
Bibliotheca Alexandrina ©
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Montazah Palace Gardens ©
Montazah Palace Gardens

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