5 days in Egypt & Turkey Itinerary

5 days in Egypt & Turkey Itinerary

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Cairo, Egypt
— 1 night
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights


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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Pyramids of Giza and then walk around Al-Azhar Park. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx and then see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Cairo journey planner.

If you are flying in from Egypt, the closest major aiport is Cairo International Airport. August in Cairo sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul journey planner.

Fly from Cairo to Istanbul in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cairo to Istanbul, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cairo in August, with highs in Istanbul at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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