4 days in Cairo & Istanbul Itinerary

4 days in Cairo & Istanbul Itinerary

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4 days in Cairo & Istanbul Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
1
Cairo, Egypt
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Cairo, Egypt

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Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
On the 12th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Al-Azhar Park and then take a stroll through Islamic Cairo.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Cairo journey planner.

If you are flying in from Egypt, the closest major airport is Cairo International Airport. November in Cairo sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Cairo

Neighborhoods Parks
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Islamic Cairo ©
Islamic Cairo
Al-Azhar Park ©
Al-Azhar Park

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nights
Istanbul, Turkey

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Suleymaniye Cami . There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Istanbul takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Istanbul. Traveling from Cairo in November, expect nights in Istanbul to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace

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