15 days in Hurghada, Luxor & Alexandria Itinerary

15 days in Hurghada, Luxor & Alexandria Itinerary

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Hurghada
— 9 nights
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Luxor
— 2 nights
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Alexandria
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Hurghada

— 9 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.
Explore Hurghada's surroundings by going to Sharm El Sheikh (Scuba & Snorkeling, Soho Square Dancing Fountain, &more). Spend the 1st (Wed) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Spend a fun-filled day on the 9th (Thu) at Makadi Water World. The adventure continues: go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina, tee off at Madinat Makadi Golf, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mosque El Mina Masjid, and step off the mainland to explore Giftun Islands.

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If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiports 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Luxor.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

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Luxor

— 2 nights
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 take in the spiritual surroundings of 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.

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You can take a bus from Hurghada to Luxor in 3.5 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

Historic Sites · Museums
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Alexandria

— 3 nights

Mediterranean's Bride

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 Ancient Roman Amphitheater, 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.

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Do a combination of flight and bus from Luxor to Alexandria in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. 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 the flight back home.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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