10 days in Alexandria & Istanbul Itinerary

10 days in Alexandria & Istanbul Itinerary

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Alexandria, Egypt
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 6 nights
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Alexandria, Egypt

— 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.
Alexandria is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Montazah Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Pompey's Pillar, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Catherine's Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi.

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Cairo to Alexandria is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairo in July, you will find days in Alexandria are slightly colder (36°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Istanbul.

Things to do in Alexandria

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Istanbul, Turkey

— 6 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, and explore the activities along Bosphorus Strait.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Istanbul trip planner.

You can fly from Alexandria to Istanbul in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Alexandria to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Alexandria in August, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours

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