4 days in Cairo & Istanbul Itinerary

4 days in Cairo & Istanbul Itinerary

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Cairo, Egypt
— 1 day
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights


Cairo, Egypt

— 1 day

City of a Thousand Minarets

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): walk around Al-Azhar Park and then visit Islamic Cairo.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cairo route planning tool.

If you are flying in from Egypt, the closest major aiports are Cairo International Airport and Sphinx International Airport. November in Cairo sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Cairo

Neighborhoods · Parks
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Istanbul, Turkey

— 2 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.
Kids will enjoy Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, and take a stroll through Ortakoy.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Istanbul online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Istanbul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Cairo in November, you will find days in Istanbul are a bit cooler (17°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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