5 days in Turkey Itinerary

5 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Cairo
Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Selcuk
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  5 h
2
Istanbul
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Cairo

2
nights
Selcuk

Selcuk ©
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 where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Selcuk road trip planning site.

Cairo, Egypt to Selcuk is an approximately 8- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Selcuk is 1 hour. 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 enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Selcuk

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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum, 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 explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul route tool.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Selcuk to Istanbul in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. 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 travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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