5 days in Turkey Itinerary

5 days in Turkey Itinerary

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An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Public Latrine, delve into the distant past at Heracles Gate, explore the ancient world of Ephesus Terrace Houses, then explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, then delve into the distant past at Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, and finally explore the ancient world of Bibliotheque de Celsus.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Selcuk trip itinerary planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Selcuk is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Selcuk. Traveling from Cairo in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Selcuk, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Istanbul.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, then get to know the fascinating history of Sultanahmet District, and finally take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Chora Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul route tool.

You can fly from Selcuk to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Selcuk in July: highs in Istanbul hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Turkey travel guide

Ruins · Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.