15 days in Istanbul & Antalya Itinerary

15 days in Istanbul & Antalya Itinerary

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15 days in Istanbul & Antalya Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Istanbul
— 9 nights
train + Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Antalya
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Cairo

9
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
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.
Let the collections at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church) and Istanbul Modern Museum capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Golden Horn and Basilica Cistern are in your itinerary. Take a break from Istanbul with a short trip to Erikli Waterfall in Yalova, about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), wander the streets of Sultanahmet District, and steep yourself in history at Galata Tower.

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Cairo, Egypt to Istanbul is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cairo in April: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Antalya.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Erikli Waterfall
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

5
nights
Antalya

Antalya ©
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.
Visit Olympos Ruins and Yivli Minaret Mosque for their historical value. Antalya Muzesi and Antalya Toy Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Antalya: Belek (The Montgomerie Maxx Royal Golf Club & Carya Golf Club) and Aspendos Bridge (in Side). On the 10th (Thu), spend a relaxing day on the river with a rafting and tubing tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Duden Waterfalls, see the interesting displays at Ataturk House & Museum, take a stroll through Kaleici, and stop by Lidya Suzani Carpet Gallery.

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You can do a combination of train and flight from Istanbul to Antalya in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Istanbul, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Antalya, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Antalya

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Belek, Olympos Ruins, Aspendos Bridge
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Carya Golf Club ©
Carya Golf Club
Antalya Muzesi ©
Antalya Muzesi
Olympos Ruins ©
Olympos Ruins

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