15 days in Istanbul & Antalya Itinerary

15 days in Istanbul & Antalya Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 9 nights
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Antalya
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Istanbul

— 9 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.
Get some cultural insight at Hagia Sophia and Historic Areas of Istanbul. Take a break from the city and head to Bosphorus Tour Istanbul and Halic. Step out of Istanbul to go to Yalova and see Erikli Waterfall, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Sultanahmet District, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul travel planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Istanbul is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Turkey Time (TRT) is 1 hour. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Cairo in April: highs in Istanbul hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Antalya.

Things to do in Istanbul

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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Antalya

— 5 nights
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
You'll explore and learn at Antalya Toy Museum and Antalya Muzesi. Get some historical perspective at Olympos Archeological Site and Aspendos Bridge. Get out of town with these interesting Antalya side-trips: Belek (The Montgomerie Maxx Royal Golf Club & Carya Golf Club). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Yivli Minaret Mosque, buy something for everyone on your list at TerraCity, see the interesting displays at Sandland, and hunt for treasures at Antalya Bazaar.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Antalya online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Antalya in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in May: highs in Antalya hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 18°C. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Antalya

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

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