A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Antalya vs. Luxor for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Antalya or Luxor?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Should I visit Antalya or Luxor? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city has activities that align with your interests along with knowing which is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the details and the data, which all comes from actual travelers.

Where Should I go: Antalya or Luxor?

Antalya

Antalya is the largest city along Turkey's Mediterranean coast and the eighth largest city in the country with over one million people in the metropolitan area. The city dates back to about 200 BC when it was settled by the Attalid Dynasty of Pergamon and soon conquered by the Romans. The city was ruled by several different groups and most recently was transferred to Italian suzerainty following World War I. It became part of Turkey following the War of Independence. The city has seen an influx of development in recent years and it has grown into a tourism mecca with more than 12 million visitors in 2014.

Luxor

Egypt is surely on the top of every history lover's bucket list. Nowhere is the history more engrossing than in Luxor. From amazing monuments dating back to ancient Thebes to rows of temples up the Nile, this remarkable city is full the stories of past greatness.

The East Bank – or the central part of Luxor Township – is the hotbed for tourism. This is where most of the hotels and resorts are, while the West Bank is home to the ancient ruins and archaeological wonders you'll want to explore.

Before traveling to Egypt, be sure to check on the current affairs and political climate. It could have a major effect on the amount of tourists visiting, and, if conditions are too dangerous, you may want to reschedule. Also note, ladies, to avoid any issues, dress modestly. This is a very conservative region of the world. The less skin showing, the better.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best 10-Day Tours in Turkey, The Best One Week (7-Day) Tours in Turkey, The Best Sightseeing Tours in Egypt, and The Best Luxury Tours to Egypt.


Which place is cheaper, Luxor or Antalya?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Antalya is $147, while the average daily cost in Luxor is $17. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Antalya and Luxor in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Antalya $55
    Luxor $7.62
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Antalya $110
    Luxor $15
Compare Hotels in Antalya and Luxor

Looking for a hotel in Antalya or Luxor? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Antalya


Hotels in Luxor


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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Antalya Hotel Prices and Luxor Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Antalya $110
    Luxor $3.91

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Antalya

Also for Antalya, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Antalya Airport (AYT) to Turkler Transfer - Economy: $88
  • Antalya Airport (AYT) to Turkler Transfer - VIP Minibus: $117
  • AYT - Konyaaltı | Private Transfer Between Antalya Airport: $37
  • Adana Airport Transfers to Ceyhan Hotels: $81
  • Adana Airport Transfers to Yumurtalik Hotels: $98
  • Alanya City Tour, Boat Trip & Cable Car with Transfer from Side: $63
  • Alanya/Mahmutlar: Private Transfer to/from Antalya Airport: $42
  • Alanya: Private Airport Transfer: $88
  • Ankara Esenboga Airport transfers to Golbasi Hotels: $93
  • Ankara Esenboga Airport transfers to Polatlı Hotels: $174
  • Ankara Esenboga Airport transfers to Sincan, Eryaman Hotels: $92
  • Ankara Polatlı Hotels to Ankara Esenboga Airport transfers: $174

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Luxor

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Luxor:


  • Taxi Ride
    $0.42

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Luxor

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Luxor:

  • private Transfer from Luxor to Marsa alam by a modern car: $70
  • private Transfer from Luxor to Hurghada: $110
  • VIP Luxor to Hurghada Transfer Luxury and Style: $125
  • VIP Luxor Airport Transfer: $15
  • VIP Luxor Airport Private Transfer: $25
  • Transfers from Luxor Airport to Hotels or to Nile Cruise: $7.00
  • Transfer from luxor to marsa alam : $150
  • Transfer from Luxor to Marsa alam: $99
  • Transfer from Luxor to Hurghada or vice versa ( optional Denderh): $50
  • Transfer from Luxor to Hurghada / Hurghada Luxor in AC vehicle. : $120
  • Transfer from Luxor to Hurghada: $64
  • Transfer from Luxor to Hurghada: $91

Is it cheaper to fly into Antalya or Luxor?

Prices for flights to both Luxor and Antalya change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Antalya $25
    Luxor $5.83

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Antalya

For Antalya, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Traditional Turkish Tastes at Antalya Food Tour: $47
  • Giza Pyramids Sound and Light Show with Dinner: $73
  • Full day trip to Pamukkale from Side with dinner: $103

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Luxor

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Luxor.

  • Dinner on the River Nile with Belly Dancing: $35
  • Eat Like a Local:Traditional Egyptian Food / Dinner at Local Family Home - Luxor: $36
  • Luxor Sunset Felucca Ride and Banana Island with Lunch or Dinner: $38
  • Dinner Cruise on the Nile River: $43
  • Luxor Sunset Felucca Ride and Banana Island with Lunch or Dinner : $50
  • Private Half Day Felucca Ride and Banana Island with Lunch or Dinner From Luxor: $52
  • Luxor Nile Cruise Dinner: $60
  • Karnak Sound And Light Show With Dinner, Felucca  : $64
  • Luxor & Mummification Museums & City Tour by H. Carriage & Dinner: $70
  • private day in west bank & dendera with dinner on boat: $86
  • Enjoy Half Day Sunset Felucca Ride and Banana Island with Lunch or Dinner: $90

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Antalya $46
    Luxor $6.74

Tours and Activities in Antalya

For Antalya, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour: $3.19
  • Antalya Highlights Escape Game and Tour: $3.19
  • Bazaar Self-Guided Smartphone App Tour: $6.00
  • Antalya Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $7.66
  • Antalya Scavenger Hunt And Sights Self-Guided Tour: $7.85
  • Antalya Self-Guided Audio Tour: $9.00
  • Self-Guided Audio City Tour on Your Phone: $11
  • Self-Guided Audio Tour: $11
  • Sulu Island and Adrasan Bay: Boat Tour with Lunch: $11
  • Full-Day Private Rafting Adventure in Karabük Türkiye: $13
  • Spa and Skin Care Experience with Massage and Drink: $14
  • Ride the Rapids: Unforgettable Rafting Tour Experience!: $15

Typical Entertainment Prices in Luxor

Here are a few typical costs in Luxor for activities, ticket prices, and tours that come from previous visitors:


  • Boat Ride (for 2)
    $0.57
  • Temple Karnak for Two
    $2.74
  • Camel Ride for Two
    $1.26

Tours and Activities in Luxor

Here are a few actual costs in Luxor for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Daily Tour at The East & West Bank of the Nile: $108
  • Day Tour to East and West Banks From Luxor: $24
  • Day Tour to Karnak temple and luxor temple from luxor: $77
  • Day Tour to Madinet Habu Temple & the Workers Tombs: $53
  • Day tour to Aswan from Luxo visit Edfu,Kom Ombo,Phila Temples & Aswan dam.: $276
  • Dendera Temple Half Day Tour from Luxor: $29
  • Dendera and Abydos Temples Day Tour from Luxor with Lunch: $75
  • Dendera and Abydos Temples Tour from Luxor: $123
  • East and West Banks of Full Day Tour from Hurghada: $205
  • From Hurghada: Privete Day Tour to Luxor and Valley of the Kings: $148
  • Full Day Private Tour of Luxor East and West Banks: $22
  • Full Day Tour to Best Monuments of Luxor from Luxor: $130

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Antalya $20
    Luxor $2.26


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Antalya and Luxor, we can see that Antalya is more expensive. And not only is Luxor much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Antalya is in Europe and Luxor is in Africa, this is one of the main reasons why the costs are so different, as different regions of the world tend to have overall different travel costs. So, traveling to Luxor would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Luxor and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Antalya would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Antalya than you might in Luxor.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Antalya Expensive? and Is Luxor Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Antalya or Luxor?

Antalya has a larger population, and is about 79% larger than the population of Luxor. When comparing the sizes of Antalya and Luxor, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.


When is the best time to visit Antalya or Luxor?

Antalya has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons, but Luxor experiences a warm climate with fairly sunny weather most of the year.

Should I visit Antalya or Luxor in the Summer?

Both Luxor and Antalya during the summer are popular places to visit. The summer months attract visitors to Antalya because of the beaches, snorkeling, the hiking, the music scene, and the family-friendly experiences. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Luxor year-round.

It's very hot in Luxor this time of the year. In July, Antalya is generally cooler than Luxor. Daily temperatures in Antalya average around 28°C (83°F), and Luxor fluctuates around 33°C (91°F).

Antalya usually gets more rain in July than Luxor. Antalya gets 3 mm (0.1 in) of rain, while Luxor receives 0 mm (0 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Antalya 28°C (83°F) 
    Luxor 33°C (91°F)

Should I visit Antalya or Luxor in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Antalya and Luxor. The hiking trails, the shopping scene, the music scene, and the natural beauty of the area are the main draw to Antalya this time of year. Luxor attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate.

Antalya is cooler than Luxor in the autumn. The daily temperature in Antalya averages around 21°C (69°F) in October, and Luxor fluctuates around 25°C (77°F).

In October, Antalya usually receives more rain than Luxor. Antalya gets 70 mm (2.8 in) of rain, while Luxor receives 1 mm (0 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Antalya 21°C (69°F) 
    Luxor 25°C (77°F)

Should I visit Antalya or Luxor in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Antalya as well as Luxor. Many travelers come to Antalya for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine. The warm climate attracts visitors to Luxor throughout the year.

In the winter, Antalya is cooler than Luxor. Typically, the winter temperatures in Antalya in January average around 11°C (51°F), and Luxor averages at about 14°C (57°F).

Antalya receives a lot of rain in the winter. Antalya usually gets more rain in January than Luxor. Antalya gets 239 mm (9.4 in) of rain, while Luxor receives 0 mm (0 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Antalya 11°C (51°F) 
    Luxor 14°C (57°F)

Should I visit Antalya or Luxor in the Spring?

Both Luxor and Antalya are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities. Many visitors come to Antalya in the spring for the beaches and the natural beauty. Plenty of visitors come to Luxor because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year.

In April, Antalya is generally much colder than Luxor. Daily temperatures in Antalya average around 16°C (62°F), and Luxor fluctuates around 25°C (77°F).

In April, Antalya usually receives more rain than Luxor. Antalya gets 46 mm (1.8 in) of rain, while Luxor receives 0 mm (0 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Antalya 16°C (62°F) 
    Luxor 25°C (77°F)

Typical Weather for Luxor and Antalya

Antalya Luxor
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 11°C (51°F) 239 mm (9.4 in) 14°C (57°F) 0 mm (0 in)
Feb 11°C (52°F) 196 mm (7.7 in) 15°C (59°F) 0 mm (0 in)
Mar 13°C (56°F) 103 mm (4.1 in) 20°C (68°F) 0 mm (0 in)
Apr 16°C (62°F) 46 mm (1.8 in) 25°C (77°F) 0 mm (0 in)
May 20°C (69°F) 28 mm (1.1 in) 30°C (86°F) 0 mm (0 in)
Jun 25°C (77°F) 8 mm (0.3 in) 32°C (90°F) 0 mm (0 in)
Jul 28°C (83°F) 3 mm (0.1 in) 33°C (91°F) 0 mm (0 in)
Aug 28°C (83°F) 1 mm (0 in) 31°C (88°F) 0 mm (0 in)
Sep 25°C (77°F) 11 mm (0.4 in) 30°C (86°F) 0 mm (0 in)
Oct 21°C (69°F) 70 mm (2.8 in) 25°C (77°F) 1 mm (0 in)
Nov 16°C (61°F) 134 mm (5.3 in) 20°C (68°F) 0 mm (0 in)
Dec 12°C (54°F) 227 mm (8.9 in) 15°C (59°F) 0 mm (0 in)