A one week holiday to Hurghada. What to do and where to go?

Planning to go for a one week holiday to Hurghada Egypt? Excellent! You are in the right place. In this post, I’ll tell you how to make the most out of the one week holiday in Hurghada. You find suggestions and tips on what to do and where to go.


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WHAT CAN I DO IN ONE WEEK HOLIDAY TO HURGHADA?

In Hurghada, you can do anything you can imagine: scuba-diving, parasailing, grand aquarium, bowling, snorkelling, quad-biking just to mention a few activities. The list is endless.

But obviously, a week is not enough to do all the things in Hurghada. Think about what you are interested in doing and pick up one or two activities to do on your holiday to Hurghada.

If you fill your week with lots of activities, there is no time to relax. One week is not much, but it’s perfect for small takeover. If you plan your holiday to Hurghada properly, you have enough time to relax under the sun and explore new things in Egypt.

With these tips and suggestions, you are relaxed and energised after a holiday to Hurghada. If not, you have been spending too much time at Hurghada nightclubs.

If you are interested in to explore Hurghadas’ nightlife, check this post:

AN ULTIMATE GUIDE FOR HURGHADA NIGHTLIFE

NEXT: BEST EXCURSIONS TO TAKE

WHAT ARE THE BEST EXCURSIONS TO TAKE IN A HOLIDAY TO HURGHADA EGYPT? CAIRO OR LUXOR?

Most of the tourist travel to Egypt to see the Pyramids. But, if you are spending only one week in Hurghada, forget the Pyramids. An excursion from Hurghada to Cairo to see the pyramids is long. Cairo is far away from Hurghada, the distance between Hurghada and Cairo is about 450 kilometres. The bus to Cairo leaves at night around 01.00 and comes back late at night. All in all the trip takes about 24 hours.

Imagine how tired you are going to be after spending 16 hours in the bus. You are also going to see the Pyramids, Egyptian museum and some other additional things, depending on your tour company. It takes a few days to recover from this excursion.

So, if the Pyramids aren’t the most important thing for you, skip the Pyramids. Next time when you visit Egypt, stay two weeks and visit the Pyramids.

Instead of the Pyramids visit, LUXOR. Luxor is closer to Hurghada. It’s about 250 kilometres away and there are lots to see.

I’ve done both Cairo and Luxor excursions myself and I enjoyed LUXOR more. You leave from Hurghada to Luxor around 05.00 and come back at night. In Luxor, you are going to see at least the Valley of Kings (I saw Tutankhamon), Karnak Temple and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Also depending on your tour operator, there may be other program included.

If you want to explore ancient Egypt, visit Luxor. I recommend.

Luxor excursion is better and recovering from it doesn’t take days.

NEXT: WHAT ELSE THERE IS TO DO IN HURGHADA?

WHAT ELSE THERE IS TO DO IN HURGHADA?

Not everyone wants or can’t explore ancient Egypt. Some people just want to enjoy the sun and relax on their holiday to Hurghada Egypt. Also, if you are travelling with small children long excursions are out of the list.

Whether you are staying in the Hurghada area, SAHL HASHEESH or EL GOUNA, go explore the other neighbourhoods. Taxis are very cheap in Egypt and it’s easy to move around. I prefer using ABC taxi or Uber instead of Orange Taxis.

Sahl Hasheesh is one of the best most beautiful places in Egypt.
Sahl Hasheesh is a place worth visiting.

There are lots to see in Hurghada city, go explore El Dahar the oldest and most authentic area in Hurgada, Busy Sheraton Street (Sakkala) and Touristic area called El Mamsha. Even if you are staying in Sahl Hasheesh, El Gouna or Makadi Bay it’s worth visiting Hurghada.

Sahl Hasheesh and El Gouna are both artificial gated tourist areas, totally different from Hurghada. There are more to do and see in El Gouna, but also Sahl Hasheesh is worth seeing. It’s breath-taking beautiful. Maybe your next holiday destination in Egypt is El Gouna or Sahl Hasheesh.

Read more about Sahl Hasheesh and El Gouna from these posts:

EL GOUNA IN ONE DAY-A VISITORS GUIDE TO EL GOUNA

SAHL HASHEESH-A GEM OF THE RED SEA

TOP THINGS TO DO IN HURGHADA FROM A-Z

RED SEA RESORT HOTELS FOR A HOLIDAY TO HURGHADA EGYPT

Most likely you are going to spend time at your hotel resort. The hotels in the Red Sea touristic areas are amazing. Most of the hotels have their own animation team for entertaining the tourists. There are things to do for everyone.

The biggest hotels have good restaurants, pools, beach access, gyms, activities, spas even water parks. When choosing a hotel from Hurghada, think which hotel has the best facilities for you.

If have problems with choosing the best hotel from Hurghada read this post:

HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST HOTEL IN HURGHADA

WHAT TO DO IN THE EVENINGS IN HURGHADA?

Even your hotel is good, food is excellent and you have paid for all-inclusive, don’t stay 24/7 at your hotel. Otherwise, you are going to miss a lot. From my point of view, the best holiday is a mixture of resting and activities.

At the day times, it’s good to enjoy the sun and sea. Sun is probably one of the reasons you want to go for a holiday to Hurghada Egypt. Right?

Evenings are good for shopping and exploring the city of Hurghada. If you want to shop souvenirs or other tourist things, go to Sheraton Street it’s filled with shops. There are also two shopping centres in Hurghada where you can buy original products.

More about the shopping places in Hurghada from this post:

THE BEST PLACES TO SHOP IN HURGHADA

Hurghada Marina during the sun set.
Hurghada Marina is a perfect place for a nice evening stroll.

Other places where I recommend you to visit in the evenings are Hurghada Marina and Sherry Street. They came alive in the evenings and totally worth visiting. Also, Mamsha is a great place for a nice evening stroll.

If you get hungry or want to have a drink somewhere, there are restaurants, cafes and bars around every corner.

For the end here is a post about the best restaurants in Hurghada.

THE BEST RESTAURANTS IN HURGHADA EGYPT

I wish you the best holiday to Hurghada! Now, go back to the front page to read more tips for a holiday to Hurghada Egypt!

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